1.0.1 • Public • Published

jQuery paginate


jquery-paginate is a simple jquery plugin that allows html websites to paginate tables and other kind of containers.

A working example can be found here.


Install this package as a bower dependecy with:

bower install jquery-paginate

or with:

npm install jquery-paginate

or download the jquery-paginate.min.js file and include it in your website:

<!-- Add it after your jquery file! -->
<script src='jquery.min.js'></script>
<script src='jquery-paginate.min.js'></script>

Basic usage

Imagine the following html table:

<table id="myTable">
      <td>Header 1</td>
      <td>Header 2</td>
      <td>Row 1 Col 1</td>
      <td>Row 1 Col 2</td>
      <td>Row 2 Col 1</td>
      <td>Row 2 Col 2</td>
    <!-- ... -->

You can paginate your table by using the paginate method on your selector object:

$('#myTable').paginate({ limit: 10 });

A navigation bar will be created under the table, and the table will show 10 elements per page. You can style that navigation bar with the your custom css:

.page-navigation a {
  margin: 0 2px;
  display: inline-block;
  padding: 3px 5px;
  color: #ffffff;
  background-color: #70b7ec;
  border-radius: 5px;
  text-decoration: none;
  font-weight: bold;
.page-navigation a[data-selected] {
  background-color: #3d9be0;

See this working demo. You can see the available options in the Advanced options section.

Advanced options

Option name Default value Description
limit 20 Elements shown per page.
initialPage 0 Default selected page, being 0 the first one.
previous true Previous button, to move to the previous page.
previousText '<' Text for Previous button. Will be shown only if previous is true.
next true Next button, to move to the next page.
nextText '>' Text for Next button. Will be shown only if next is true.
first true First button, to move to first page.
firstText '>' Text for First button. Will be shown only if first is true.
last true Last button, to move to last page.
lastText '>' Text for Last button. Will be shown only if last is true.
optional true If this option is true, then the pagination menu will be added only if the container has more elements than the limit value. i.e. Will be added only if there are more than 1 page.
onCreate null A callback to be called when the pagination is initialized. Should have the following structure: function(jquery_table_object) {}
onSelect null A callback to be called when any page is selected. Should have the following structure: function(jquery_table_object, current_page_index) {}
childrenSelector 'tbody > tr' A jquery selector string to extract the table children. This can be handy if you are working with divs instead of tables.
navigationWrapper null A jquery object to append the navigation bar to it. This can be used to put your navigation bar on a sticky footer, for example. If null, then it will be added after the table.
navigationClass 'page-navigation' A css class name applied to the navigation menu bar. Can contain multiple classes names, separated with spaces.
pageToText function(i) { return (i + 1).toString(); } A javascript function to transform the current page index (0...N-1) to a string, shown in the navigation menu.

For example, a working example with all options:

  limit: 10, // 10 elements per page
  initialPage: 1, // Start on second page
  previous: true, // Show previous button
  previousText: 'Previous page', // Change previous button text
  next: true, // Show previous button
  nextText: 'Next page', // Change next button text
  first: true, // Show first button
  firstText: 'First', // Change first button text
  last: true, // Show last button
  lastText: 'Last', // Change last button text
  optional: false, // Always show the navigation menu
  onCreate: function(obj) { console.log('Pagination done!'); } // `onCreate` callback
  onSelect: function(obj, i) { console.log('Page ' + i + ' selected!'); } // `onSelect` callback
  childrenSelector: 'tbody > tr.ugly', // Paginate the rows with the `ugly` class
  navigationWrapper: $('div#myNavWrapper'), // Append the navigation menu to the `#myNavWrapper` div
  navigationClass: 'my-page-navigation', // New css class added to the navigation menu
  pageToText: function(i) { return (+ 1).toString(16); } // Page numbers will be shown on hexadecimal notation


This project has been developed by:

Avatar Name Nickname Email
Daniel Herzog Wikiti wikiti.doghound@gmail.com

Package Sidebar


DownloadsWeekly Downloads






Last publish


  • wikiti