Documentation and examples for showing pagination to indicate a series of related content exists across multiple pages.
We use a large block of connected links for our pagination, making links hard to miss and easily scalable—all while providing large hit areas. 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".
Make sure to use class
.has-label on previous and next links as shown in the example below to use chevron + label layout.
Working with 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 visually hidden text and a
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.
.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
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.
In addition to the
.active class, you must use
aria-current="page" attribute to represent the current item within the pagination. This is to ensure a better accessibility to assistive technologies (such as screenreaders, screen magnifiers…) that support it by informing the user about the current element.
Change the alignment of pagination components with flexbox utilities.
Despite the fact that Bootstrap does not offer any responsive behaviour for pagination, Boosted does with a very simple behaviour.
- First things first, pagination is able to wrap if needed, to prevent it from overflowing the page.
- Then on smaller breakpoints, a limited amount of items is displayed — always ensuring the
.activeone is shown, alongside the first and last items:
mdbreakpoints (from 480 to 768 px), 8 items are shown;
smbreakpoint (from 0 to 480px), only 6 items are shown.