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1 Mar 29, 2020 23:43    

b2evolution is carrying on a feature from the 00's which allows to split a post into multiple pages.

Modern web site don't use this any more.

This feature slows down display and complexifies a lot of other things.

We are thinking of dropping this in b2evolution v8.

Can anyone still make a solid use case for having this feature?

2 Mar 30, 2020 10:10

Do you mean the pagebreak option?

Change is what makes us who we are. Going for simplification seems a nice upgrade. I wonder if this is related to the link anchor issue :) ??

What happens to older posts pages ~ will they be allocated a title with a numerical suffix?

3 Mar 30, 2020 10:41

I have started using pagebreak and multi pages recently.
For what reason?
In my blogs I try to keep balance of posts relating to certain topics.
Sometimes I llke to publish more details or additional, granular aspects of a certain topic I have posted, but do not want to publish each in a separate post. In the Index or start-page readers could get the impression that this topic is prioritized or more focused and is what the website is running for.
This way I can link to the second page, show a content I want to refer to without having it listed in the postidx.

A research to SEO relevance of multi page posts have not brought clear results, yet. So I will wait and have a look at google search results handling the second page and how this will affect the serp of the post (positive or negative)

And a second argument for pagebreak could be e.g. to quit a users action on the first page with a certain thanks, following a conversion funnel.

4 Mar 31, 2020 09:49

@fplanque

Regarding @saunders desire to keep

Is there a way to have multiple pages, which become separate items, but are linked in such a way that they can be written as a single page, with the pagebreak, but each time the pagebreak is used it is saved as a separate item with a suffix and the suffix denotes that the item should not be shown in in the postidx.

Though this may be an extra pain to develop woukld it solve all the complicated issues?

5 Mar 31, 2020 16:15

What happens to older posts pages ~ will they be allocated a title with a numerical suffix?

They will display as single page and [pagebreak] will be displayed until you edit otherwise.

Sometimes I llke to publish more details or additional, granular aspects of a certain topic I have posted, but do not want to publish each in a separate post.
And a second argument for pagebreak could be e.g. to quit a users action on the first page with a certain thanks, following a conversion funnel.

You can make "unlisted" standalone pages which you link from your "page 1" in the same area where you would see "go to page 2".

A research to SEO relevance of multi page posts have not brought clear results, yet.

It is not good for SEO because comments are duplicated on each page.

6 Mar 31, 2020 23:17

I use to use page break all the time. but now that it is incorporated into the blog Im using, that makes nice easy to read pages, I literally have no use for it anymore.I don't like doing long Pages anyways because my users have the attention span of a dead rat.

7 Mar 31, 2020 23:27

To use single pages instead of multi page by pagebreak is a smart idea. Also you argument towards SEO is convincing. Accordingly I have splited up the multi page posts.
If you drop pagebreak in v 8x it will be ok for me.

8 Apr 01, 2020 10:24

@fplanque

They will display as single page and [pagebreak]

will be displayed until you edit otherwise.

Arch!, some of my posts have nearly 19 pages. Oh well! Fun ahead :)

9 Apr 05, 2020 20:41

I forgot to mention a use case for multi page posts.
There are some posts, written in German with an English translation on a second page. The cover image remains and the title of the post, also the comments. That is exactly what I have intended.

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