Back Button Widget – WordPress Plugin

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Back button widget for WordPress.

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Back button widget is a lightweight plugin that lets you add “Back” button to your WordPress site.

After enabling the plugin, you will find new “Back Button” widget in your admin dashboard (in “Appearance > Widgets”).

Alternatively, you can use [alg_back_button] shortcode or alg_back_button() PHP function.

Widget Settings

Back Button Widget - WordPress Plugin - Widget Settings

Widget’s title.
Default: None
Before button
Outputted before the button.
Default: None
After button
Outputted after the button.
Default: None
Button label
Button’s label.
Default: Back
Button HTML class
HTML class for the button. E.g. try button.
Default: None
Button HTML style
HTML style for the button. E.g. try background-color:red;.
Default: None
Button type
Button’s type. Possible values: Button; Simple text.
Default: Button
Button JS function
JavaScript function used for the button. Possible values: back; go(-1).
Default: back
Hide on front page
Sets if button should be hidden on your site’s front page.
Default: no


For multilingual sites using WPML or Polylang, button label can be easily translated to other languages with [alg_back_button_translate] shortcode (used directly in “Button label” option):

[alg_back_button_translate lang="FR" lang_text="Retour" not_lang_text="Back"]

Or in more advanced format:

[alg_back_button_translate lang="FR"]Retour[/alg_back_button_translate][alg_back_button_translate lang="DE"]Zurück[/alg_back_button_translate][alg_back_button_translate not_lang="FR,DE"]Back[/alg_back_button_translate]


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Free version

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1.5.2 – 14/07/2021

  • Dev – Shortcode – show_on_url_param and show_on_url_param_value attributes added.

1.5.1 – 12/07/2021

  • Dev – Floating Button – “Set as shortcode” options added.

1.5.0 – 12/07/2021

  • Dev – Widget – “Hide on URL param” options added.
  • Dev – Shortcode – hide_on_url_param and hide_on_url_param_value attributes added.
  • Dev – Code refactoring.

1.4.0 – 19/04/2021

  • Fix – Menu Options – Replace URL – Option fixed.
  • Dev – “Floating Button Options” added.
  • Dev – Settings – Major code refactoring.
  • Tested up to: 5.7.

1.3.0 – 01/03/2021

  • Dev – “Menu Options” added.
  • Dev – typehref option added.
  • Dev – Localisation – load_plugin_textdomain moved to the init action.

1.2.4 – 11/12/2020

  • Dev – Shortcodes – [alg_back_button]fa (Font Awesome) attribute added.
  • Tested up to: 5.6.

1.2.3 – 31/08/2020

  • Tested up to: 5.5.

1.2.2 – 20/03/2020

  • Dev – Shortcodes – [alg_back_button] – Language (i.e. translation) attributes (lang and not_lang_text) added.
  • Dev – Admin action links text updated.

1.2.1 – 03/03/2020

  • Dev – Admin action links added.
  • Dev – Plugin version is saved in site options now.

1.2.0 – 20/02/2020

  • Dev – “Hide on front page” option added.
  • Dev – Code refactoring.
  • Link to Pro version added.

1.1.2 – 26/11/2019

  • Dev – Minor code refactoring.
  • Tested up to: 5.3.

1.1.1 – 21/06/2019

  • Dev – “Button JS function” option added.

1.1.0 – 05/06/2019

  • Dev – Shortcodes are now applied on button label (and [alg_back_button_translate] shortcode added).
  • Tested up to: 5.2.

1.0.1 – 01/03/2019

  • Dev – Widget descriptions updated.
  • Dev – Standard classes added to buttons.
  • Dev – POT file added.
  • Dev – readme.txt updated.

1.0.0 – 02/08/2017

  • Initial Release.

Installation and Updates

  • Buy the plugin 🙂
  • Download plugin’s zip to your computer (you will receive an email with download link, or you can always download the plugin from your account).
  • Go to “Admin Dashboard > Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin” and browse for downloaded zip file.
  • If plugin is successfully installed – you should see it added to the Plugins list.
  • To keep WPFactory items up to date, please install WPFactory Helper plugin and enter your site key.


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