Upgrade Pagination


What has been changed

  • You have to change the views and also the controller in order to use the new pagination library.

  • If you want to customize the pagination links, you need to create View Templates.

  • In CI4 the pagination uses the actual page number only. You can’t use the starting index (offset) for the items which is the default in CI3.

  • If you use CodeIgnite\Model, you can use the built-in method in the Model class.

Upgrade Guide

  1. Within the views change to following:

    • <?php echo $this->pagination->create_links(); ?> to <?= $pager->links() ?>

  2. Within the controller you have to make the following changes:

    • You can use the built-in paginate() method on every Model. Have a look at the code example below to see how you setup the pagination on a specific model.

Code Example

CodeIgniter Version 3.x


$config['base_url']    = base_url().'users/index/';
$config['total_rows']  = $this->db->count_all('users');
$config['per_page']    = 10;
$config['uri_segment'] = 3;
$config['attributes']  = array('class' => 'pagination-link');

$data['users'] = $this->user_model->get_users(FALSE, $config['per_page'], $offset);

$this->load->view('posts/index', $data);

CodeIgniter Version 4.x


$model = new \App\Models\UserModel();

$data = [
    'users' => $model->paginate(10),
    'pager' => $model->pager,

return view('users/index', $data);