How to Easily Create a Table of Contents in WordPress

Table of Contents: What Are the Benefits?

Improves the User Experience — Your website visitors want to know what you’re talking about as soon as possible when they stumble across one of your posts. It is easier for readers to find what they are looking for if the table of contents (ToC) is right in front of them. Visitor boredom is less likely to set in within the first five seconds when a Table of Contents is used.

Method 1 — WordPress Plugin for creating a Table of Contents

Adding a table of contents to your posts or pages has never been easier than with using a custom plugin for your WordPress Website. A free plugin called Easy Table of Contents generates a table of contents based on the headings in your text.

Install Easy Table of Contents plugin

Start by going to the Plugins section of the WordPress website and click on Add a New Plugin. Click on the Install Now and Activate buttons after you’ve found the plugin ( Easy Table of Contents).

Fine tune the plugin’s settings

To see all of your options, go to Settings > Table of Contents.

Method 2 — Create a Table of Contents using WordPress Blocks

With the default WordPress Block Editor, you can create a table of contents fast and easy.

Install Spectra — WordPress Gutenberg Blocks plugin

Navigate to the Plugins section of your WordPress website and click on Add a New Plugin. Search for Spectra — WordPress Gutenberg Blocks and click on the Install Now and Activate buttons.

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Alex Bobes

Alex Bobes

Technology expert. I’m writing about Web 3.0, Crypto, Blockchain, AI, and other topics. We’re now living in the age of the algorithm.