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Add pagination

By Akbarsait

Pagination helps organize the content of your blog or website. Eleventy's pagination is built into its collections feature.



  1. Follow the instructions on Create a Collection and by having a tag with name as general to each entry of the blog post, we have the collection established. Now add the following code to our index.md file.
layout: layout
title: My Web Blog
data: collections.general
size: 2
alias: posts
  1. In the above code, we have added the Pagination key to our template's front matter and provided our collection dataset from blog post to data key and to limit the number of posts displayed in a page can be controlled using the size key and used alias name for collection. Now use the following lines of code to your index.md page for creating the pagination navigation.
## My Blog Posts

{%- for post in posts %}
- [{{ post.data.title }}]({{ post.url }})
{%- endfor %}

{% if pagination.href.previous %}
<a href="{{pagination.href.previous}}">Previous Page</a>
{% endif %}
{% if pagination.href.next %}
<a href="{{pagination.href.next}}">Next Page</a>
{% endif %}

The above code will display the following output.

<h2>My Blog Posts</h2>

<li><a href="/posts/my-first-post.md">My First Post</a></li>
<li><a href="/posts/my-second-post.md">My Second Post</a></li>
<p><a href="/1/">Next Page</a></p>