Pagination

Pagination - Bootstrap 5 & Material Design 2.0 component

Documentation and examples for showing pagination to indicate a series of related content exists across multiple pages.


Basic example

Pagination is built with list HTML elements so screen readers can announce the number of available links. Use a wrapping <nav> element to identify it as a navigation section to screen readers and other assistive technologies.

In addition, as pages likely have more than one such navigation section, it’s advisable to provide a descriptive aria-label for the <nav> to reflect its purpose. For example, if the pagination component is used to navigate between a set of search results, an appropriate label could be aria-label="Search results pages".


          <nav aria-label="Page navigation example">
            <ul class="pagination">
              <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#">Previous</a></li>
              <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#">1</a></li>
              <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#">2</a></li>
              <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#">3</a></li>
              <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#">Next</a></li>
            </ul>
          </nav>
        

Icons

Looking to use an icon or symbol in place of text for some pagination links? Be sure to provide proper screen reader support with aria attributes.


          <nav aria-label="Page navigation example">
            <ul class="pagination">
              <li class="page-item">
                <a class="page-link" href="#" aria-label="Previous">
                  <span aria-hidden="true">&laquo;</span>
                </a>
              </li>
              <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#">1</a></li>
              <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#">2</a></li>
              <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#">3</a></li>
              <li class="page-item">
                <a class="page-link" href="#" aria-label="Next">
                  <span aria-hidden="true">&raquo;</span>
                </a>
              </li>
            </ul>
          </nav>
        

Disabled and active states

Pagination links are customizable for different circumstances. Use .disabled for links that appear un-clickable and .active to indicate the current page.

While the .disabled class uses pointer-events: none to try to disable the link functionality of <a>s, that CSS property is not yet standardized and doesn’t account for keyboard navigation. As such, you should always add tabindex="-1" on disabled links and use custom JavaScript to fully disable their functionality.


          <nav aria-label="...">
            <ul class="pagination">
              <li class="page-item disabled">
                <a class="page-link" href="#" tabindex="-1" aria-disabled="true">Previous</a>
              </li>
              <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#">1</a></li>
              <li class="page-item active" aria-current="page">
                <a class="page-link" href="#">2 <span class="visually-hidden">(current)</span></a>
              </li>
              <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#">3</a></li>
              <li class="page-item">
                <a class="page-link" href="#">Next</a>
              </li>
            </ul>
          </nav>
        

You can optionally swap out active or disabled anchors for <span>, or omit the anchor in the case of the prev/next arrows, to remove click functionality and prevent keyboard focus while retaining intended styles.


          <nav aria-label="...">
            <ul class="pagination">
              <li class="page-item disabled">
                <span class="page-link">Previous</span>
              </li>
              <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#">1</a></li>
              <li class="page-item active" aria-current="page">
                <span class="page-link">
                  2
                  <span class="visually-hidden">(current)</span>
                </span>
              </li>
              <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#">3</a></li>
              <li class="page-item">
                <a class="page-link" href="#">Next</a>
              </li>
            </ul>
          </nav>
        

Sizing

Fancy larger or smaller pagination? Add .pagination-lg or .pagination-sm for additional sizes.


          <nav aria-label="...">
            <ul class="pagination pagination-lg">
              <li class="page-item active" aria-current="page">
                <span class="page-link">
                  1
                  <span class="visually-hidden">(current)</span>
                </span>
              </li>
              <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#">2</a></li>
              <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#">3</a></li>
            </ul>
          </nav>
        

          <nav aria-label="...">
            <ul class="pagination pagination-sm">
              <li class="page-item active" aria-current="page">
                <span class="page-link">
                  1
                  <span class="visually-hidden">(current)</span>
                </span>
              </li>
              <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#">2</a></li>
              <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#">3</a></li>
            </ul>
          </nav>
        

Shape

Add .pagination-circle class to change the shape to a circle.


          <nav aria-label="...">
            <ul class="pagination pagination-circle">
              <li class="page-item">
                <a class="page-link" href="#" tabindex="-1" aria-disabled="true">Previous</a>
              </li>
              <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#">1</a></li>
              <li class="page-item active" aria-current="page">
                <a class="page-link" href="#">2 <span class="visually-hidden">(current)</span></a>
              </li>
              <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#">3</a></li>
              <li class="page-item">
                <a class="page-link" href="#">Next</a>
              </li>
            </ul>
          </nav>
        

Alignment

Change the alignment of pagination components with flexbox utilities.

Use .justify-content-center class to center the pagination.


          <nav aria-label="Page navigation example">
            <ul class="pagination justify-content-center">
              <li class="page-item disabled">
                <a class="page-link" href="#" tabindex="-1" aria-disabled="true">Previous</a>
              </li>
              <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#">1</a></li>
              <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#">2</a></li>
              <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#">3</a></li>
              <li class="page-item">
                <a class="page-link" href="#">Next</a>
              </li>
            </ul>
          </nav>
        

Use .justify-content-end class to align the pagination to the right.


          <nav aria-label="Page navigation example">
            <ul class="pagination justify-content-end">
              <li class="page-item disabled">
                <a class="page-link" href="#" tabindex="-1" aria-disabled="true">Previous</a>
              </li>
              <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#">1</a></li>
              <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#">2</a></li>
              <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#">3</a></li>
              <li class="page-item">
                <a class="page-link" href="#">Next</a>
              </li>
            </ul>
          </nav>