Last Updated on 21st September 2021 by Ajmer Singh
What is a Table of contents?
Websites can be a bit chaotic and hard to navigate. A table of content, which is often called TOC for short, makes navigating your website simple and easy.
Sometimes, it’s wise to organize your blog post with a table of content, whether that’s for your readers or just so you can better remember what goes on where.
A Table of Content can be used to show your readers what they are browsing. The table of contents allows the reader to quickly scan the entire piece and jump to a specific section or chapter.
A table of content is a series of clickable headings with intersecting hierarchy, included under the ‘pages’ tab of your WordPress website. This is an effective way to encourage visitors to read your posts as they can use them as a step-by-step guide to your blog topics.
Organizing and navigating your WordPress website is made easy by creating a table of content, or TOC for short. Instead of relying on the visitor finding what they are looking for yourself, manually navigating their way through your website, you can use a table of content to tell the visitor exactly how the website is structured.
How to create a Table of Contents in WordPress website?
To create and implement a table of content easily, we use the Lucky WP Table of Contents plugin.
First of all, you need to login to your dashboard – click on plugins – add new – search table of contents – Lucky WP Table of Contents – Install – Activate.
Now on the left side, hover over to settings – you will find a new icon – table of contents – click on it.
Now we will explain to you every single setting step by step,
- Auto insert
- Processing headings’
Minimal count of headings: “4”
If the count of headings in the post is less, then the table of contents is not displayed. Means – If your article contains less than 4 headings then a Table of content is not created.
Hierarchical view: Enable
Numeration: Decimal numbers (nested)
Numeration suffix: None
Title: Table of contents
Toggle show/hide: Enable
Label show: Show
Label hide: Hide
Smooth scroll: Enable
Scroll offset top: 24
Title font size: Custom value 110%
Title font-weight: Bold
Items font-size: Custom value 90%
Colour scheme: Light colours
Background colour: Your choice
Border colour: Your choice
Title colour: Your choice
Link colour: Your choice
Hover link colour: Your choice
Visited link colour: Your choice
Auto insert Table of contents: Enable
Position: Before first heading
Post types: Post
Always for post types: Post
By level: Leave blank if you are not using headings properly
By text: leave
Hash format: As heading(#Example_Heading_Text)
Convert to lowercase: uncheck
Replace underscores_ with dashes- : uncheck
SEO: use “rel=nofollow” for links
Show panel “Table of contents” in post types: Post
List markup tags: DIV
Additional classes: Leave blank if you are not a developer
After done with all the above settings, now visit any of your posts. You can get your Table of Contents ready!
You can use any other plugin also but when I tested other plugins I got some conflicts like Table of contents are created on my pop up messages also etc.
Hope this helps you to create a Table of contents in WordPress website.
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Ajmer Singh is the Founder & Author of Findmytricks. He is a Passionate Blogger, Content writer & WordPress developer. He loves sharing content related to WordPress and Blogging. He enjoys playing games in his free time.
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