Minimize

Simple pagination inspired by Rdio, great for apps and search results. The large block is hard to miss, easily scalable, and provides large click areas.

Copy
<nav aria-label="Page navigation">
  <ul class="pagination">
    <li>
      <a href="#" aria-label="Previous">
        <span aria-hidden="true">&laquo;</span>
      </a>
    </li>
    <li><a href="#">1</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">2</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">3</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">4</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">5</a></li>
    <li>
      <a href="#" aria-label="Next">
        <span aria-hidden="true">&raquo;</span>
      </a>
    </li>
  </ul>
</nav>

Labelling the pagination component

The pagination component should be wrapped in a <nav> element to identify it as a navigation section to screen readers and other assistive technologies. In addition, as a page is likely to have more than one such navigation section already (such as the primary navigation in the header, or a sidebar navigation), it is advisable to provide a descriptive aria-label for the <nav> which reflects 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".

Disabled and active states

Links are customizable for different circumstances. Use .disabled for unclickable links and .active to indicate the current page.

Copy
<nav aria-label="...">
  <ul class="pagination">
    <li class="disabled"><a href="#" aria-label="Previous"><span aria-hidden="true">&laquo;</span></a></li>
    <li class="active"><a href="#">1 <span class="sr-only">(current)</span></a></li>
    ...
  </ul>
</nav>

We recommend that you swap out active or disabled anchors for <span>, or omit the anchor in the case of the previous/next arrows, to remove click functionality while retaining intended styles.

Copy
<nav aria-label="...">
  <ul class="pagination">
    <li class="disabled">
      <span>
        <span aria-hidden="true">&laquo;</span>
      </span>
    </li>
    <li class="active">
      <span>1 <span class="sr-only">(current)</span></span>
    </li>
    ...
  </ul>
</nav>

Sizing

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

Copy
<nav aria-label="..."><ul class="pagination pagination-lg">...</ul></nav>
<nav aria-label="..."><ul class="pagination">...</ul></nav>
<nav aria-label="..."><ul class="pagination pagination-sm">...</ul></nav>

Pager

Quick previous and next links for simple pagination implementations with light markup and styles. It's great for simple sites like blogs or magazines.

Default example

By default, the pager centers links.

Copy
<nav aria-label="...">
  <ul class="pager">
    <li><a href="#">Previous</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">Next</a></li>
  </ul>
</nav>

Alternatively, you can align each link to the sides:

Copy
<nav aria-label="...">
  <ul class="pager">
    <li class="previous"><a href="#"><span aria-hidden="true">&larr;</span> Older</a></li>
    <li class="next"><a href="#">Newer <span aria-hidden="true">&rarr;</span></a></li>
  </ul>
</nav>

Optional disabled state

Pager links also use the general .disabled utility class from the pagination.

Copy
<nav aria-label="...">
  <ul class="pager">
    <li class="previous disabled"><a href="#"><span aria-hidden="true">&larr;</span> Older</a></li>
    <li class="next"><a href="#">Newer <span aria-hidden="true">&rarr;</span></a></li>
  </ul>
</nav>