Integrating a system where readers can navigate from one page to another on a website is now easy using one of the free jQuery pagination plugins.
Good user experience is a benchmark of successful websites. In large part, the user navigation setup determines the kind of convenience a website offers to its readers. One of the elements of website navigation is pagination. These are the little numbers, hints, arrows as well as “previous” and “next” buttons that you can click to go to another section of the website or another list of contents. They are necessary in newspapers where a large content is broken into small parts indicated by pages, as well as web blogs with numerous articles on their archive.
Generally, numbered pages are better than the previous-and-next navigation as they provide the hint of the depth where the reader has to go. Luckily, web developers can use a number of beautiful yet free jQuery pagination plugins to display the pages of their websites. We are showcasing some of them in this post to save your time in case you are searching for the solution. There are also tutorials if you want to learn how to code your own jQuery based pagination script. Check them out and share this post to your friends!
jPaginator is a jQuery plugin for pagination. It’s fun, intuitive, it comes with a slider and you can ask for an unlimited number of pages.
Pajinate is a simple and flexible jQuery plugin that allows you to divide long lists or areas of content into multiple separate pages. Not only is it a simpler alternative to server-side implementations, the time between paginated-page loads is almost nil.
jqPagination is a jQuery plugin that provides a newer method of pagination for your web site or application. Instead of displaying a list of page numbers like traditional pagination methods jqPagination uses an interactive ‘Page 1 of 5′ input that, when selected, allows the user to enter their desired page number. The plugin will ensure that only valid pages can be selected, a valid request will result in the paged callback. First, previous, next and last buttons work out of the box, but are optional.
jPages is a client-side pagination plugin but it gives you a lot more features comparing to most of the other plugins for this purpose, such as auto page turn, key and scroll browse, showing items with delay, completely customizable navigation panel and also integration with Animate.css and Lazy Load.
This plugin allows you to browse easily through the list of items with pagination controls. It is very easy to implement and very lightweight so it might come in handy to use in your own projects. It’s main purpose is to view certain number of list items at once, but it can also be set up to view one item by one.
When you have a a large list of items (e.g. search results or news articles), you can display them grouped in pages and present navigational elements to move from one page to another. This plugin creates these navigational elements.
A jQuery plugin that will enable you to convert a regular unordered list of items into a SEO friendly set of easily navigable pages. It can be used for comment threads, slideshows, or any kind of structured content.
jPaginate is a jQuery pagination plugin that comes with a twist: animated page numbers. The user can slide through the available page numbers by clicking or just hovering over the arrows. Shortlinks to the first and last page are available as well.
Smart Paginator is a comprehensive jQuery Pagination plugin that makes adding pagination very simple task, all the navigation logic is built in and it is also very customizable. Smart Paginator jQuery Pagination plugin can also filter your data automatically on client side.
For paginating purpose PHP seems like a logical solution, but if you don’t have a huge amount of data you want to paginate, i would suggest paginating with jQuery. It’s not hard at all, and in this tutorial we will make a jQuery pagination system.
JQuery plugin for pagination (for different content) based not on the number of elements (childrens) per page, but will take care of the height of the content. And it will try to keep the same height for the pages. This means that the number of elements on the page can be different.