Let me start my article by telling you why you need a plugin that will help you add a Table of Content to your blog posts. To make things easier for you to understand let me first ask you a question. Have you ever skipped reading an article, because you thought it was too long and you got bored, because you could never reach the section you wanted to read when you started reading it? I am sure you did.
But you would not have to do that if the publisher would use a Table of Content on the blog. A table of Content helps you highlight the critical sections of your article so that a reader can have an entire read or jump to the part he think is most relevant to him/her.
A Table of Content also has other significance. One of them (which of course is the most important factor of any site or blog) is that it helps Google to show rich snippet in the search results.
So now that you know the benefits of adding Table of Contents to your blog I am sure you would want one for your blog too. Though you can code your way for the result, there is an easier way to do that too. And that obviously is adding a plugin.
The WordPress market has very few plugins that will help you add Table of content to your blogs. Even though you will find articles listing various plugins, many have expired or have not been updated over the years.
In today’s article, I will list the Top 10 active WordPress plugins that will simplify things and that too without any coding. So let’s get started.
Fixed TOC is a very powerful and neatly coded WordPress plugin that will help you add Table of Contents to your blog very easily. This plugin can automatically scan your headings through your post content and create the table of contents, Fixed in the page display.
By using this plugin, you can rest assured that your readers will find the content they want in a smoother and quicker way. It comes with more than 50 awesome animated effects, great Metabox for each page, various customization options and a lot more. Fixed is translation ready so you can localize it to any language that you want to.
Fixed is translation ready so you can localize it to any language that you want to.This theme is compatible across various browsers and works brilliantly with the latest versions of WordPress. So give it a try. You might like it.
This is another great plugin with 2000+ active users and a 4.6-star rating. This plugin comes with various advanced functionality and is perfect for anyone who has just set their hands on web designing.
It automatically generates table of contents for your posts, pages and custom post types by parsing its contents for headers. You can choose where and when to insert your TOC in your articles. You also get various options to configure your TOC and control how it is going to appear.
This plugin also supports smooth controlling and multiple counter bullet formats. It also allows the user to hide the TOC from their posts. What I like best about this plugin is that it is completely developer friendly. So if you think it lacks a feature and should have it for the better, you can suggest it to its developers. If your suggestion is profitable, they will surely add it to the plugin.
Simple TOC is a free WordPress plugin that is available in the market of WordPress resources. With this plugin, you can easily create the Table of Contents in your blogs. This can be done through the shortcodes that are incorporated by the developer. You don’t have to add any links or create any anchors for this.
Simple TOC automatically generates Heading links TOC (Table of Contents) based on the tags. In its latest update, it has also added a WordPress editor button called the TinyMCE. Also, it sets no limit to the number of TOC you can create. You can go on and have as many TOC as you want. You need no professional skills for that.
This is another free TOC WordPress plugin that helps you generate TOC by defining any HTML tags and class. You can place this TOC anywhere in a post using the shortcodes. This makes it easier for your readers to navigate through your content and read exactly what they want to.
The best thing about this plugin is that it allows you to generate fully customizable and multi-level Table of contents. Customize your table of contents with different sections, titles, positions, sidebars, and headers, defined by your page or post content. You can define the table of contents using div/span tags or CSS classes and not only by h1 / h2 tags.
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Now use the Table of Content plugin to insert the same on your blog posts. This plugin is available free of cost. When using this plugin all you have to do is to insert the shortcodes in your post. The TOC will be automatically displayed in your posts.
This plugin supports translation.So you can easily localize your site to various languages even when you are using this plugin. With more than 500 active users Table of Content plugin has already bagged a 4.6-star rating from its users. It works wonderfully with a multisite installation and adapts itself to various local languages.
This one is yet another free plugin from the wordpress.org collection. Though we cannot say much about its functions so far, you may still want to shoot a try. According to the developer, this plugin also allows you to display “Table of contents” container on your WordPress post or page.
It also supports a variety of easing animations too. The plugin is easy to use both for advanced users as well as for novices. So if you give it, a try do let us know about your feedback through your comments below.
An extremely powerful yet user-friendly plugin the Table of Contents Plus automatically helps you create the context-specific index or table of contents (TOC) for long pages (and custom post types). Built Wikipedia in mind, the table of contents by default appears before the first heading on a page. So the author can sum up the rest of the article or highlight a section for an enhanced reading experience. article
Bloggers with content oriented post can benefit a lot from this plugin. With more than 100,000 active users this plugin has bagged a 4.7 out of 5 stars which itself is an awesome feedback. So you can start using this without much delay.
This plugin will take away all the hard work you need to manually create a good looking Table of Content. By using this plugin, you can automatically generate beautiful TOC on the fly without any labor. By using this plugin, you can beautifully categorize your content and make it easily readable to your readers.
With this plugin, you can select the heading and choose for which ones you want the TOC to be generated. So every time there is that particular title a TOC will be automatically generated. With many other functions, this plugin is one of the most loved ones in the WordPress market.
This plugin helps you generate the Table of Contents for specified HTML elements from post or page content. By doing so, you can let your readers jump to a corresponding header by clicking on a link in the TOC. This can be done by simply inserting the shortcodes that come wit optional attributes.
This plugin is compatible with the latest versions of WordPress and has bagged a 3.5-star rating from its users.
All the plugins in this list are actively working and are great regarding TOC generation. Surely one many beat another with their functions, but each has been loved by its users.
If you too know about a Table of Content plugin which deserves to be on this list, do let us know. We would love to extend our article. Do not forget to tell us through your comments below, which of these did you like the best. Till then keep blogging.