Looking for new and fun ways to incorporate pagination into your projects without having to write a lot of code or spend a huge amount of time thinking about design? These free, lightweight plugins allow you to add styled, modern pagination to your sites quickly and easily, without the hassle of writing your own code. They make it easy to split up your content into multiple navigable pages. See the complete list of some of our favorite pagination plugins below:
This pagination plugin will allow you to choose from two different pre-styled themes for your pagination, so you can make sure you pick the look that’s right for your project. The pagination is also completely customizable — you can easily choose things like how many items you’d like on a page, how many page numbers should be visible in the pagination list, etc.
This useful plugin allows you to split up long lists or big areas of content into multiple separate pages, then adds a pager to the pages in question to help your users navigate between them. Organizing your content this way (as opposed to just having content in different page files) drastically reduces load-time between pages and makes less work for you, because Pajinate does all the heavy lifting.
Designed for Bootstrap but perfectly capable of functioning on its own without the Bootstrap framework, Bootpag is a dynamic pagination plugin that has a clean, modern design that will go with almost any project theme or template.
wPaginate is a jQuery plugin that offers a larger variety of themes, colors, and styles for your pagination buttons. The plugin is lightweight, allows for easy customization and provides AJAX support out of the box.
5. jQuery Pager
jQuery pager will add a bare-bones yet dynamic pager to your projects. The pager is event-driven, and without a lot of styling, so it’s up to you to completely customize the look to reflect the aesthetic theme of your site. If you aren’t comfortable with CSS, you might not want to use this pager, because it truly has almost no styling.
jPaginator is a fun, intuitive pager plugin that comes loaded with a really cool slider that you can use to navigate between pages if using number seems to boring. Of course, the plugin also comes with plain numbers as well. The style isn’t super modern or sleek, so some CSS knowledge is a plus if you’re planning on using this pager.
Another pager plugin that will turn your basic content into multiple separate pages. This one also allows for cool pagination customizations, like whether or not you’d like to include a first and last button, or just stick with plain numbers.
Sweetpages is one of the more stylish of the bunch, offering the option for modern, round circles that indicate which page you’re on and how many more pages there are to navigate through, rather than plain numbers. If you’re looking for a way to make your pager more modern, Sweetpages is a great option for you.