Module: WillPaginate::ViewHelpers

Defined in:
lib/will_paginate/view_helpers.rb

Overview

Will Paginate view helpers

The main view helper, #will_paginate, renders pagination links for the given collection. The helper itself is lightweight and serves only as a wrapper around LinkRenderer instantiation; the renderer then does all the hard work of generating the HTML.

Global options for helpers

Options for pagination helpers are optional and get their default values from the WillPaginate::ViewHelpers.pagination_options hash. You can write to this hash to override default options on the global level:

WillPaginate::ViewHelpers.pagination_options[:previous_label] = 'Previous page'

By putting this into “config/initializers/will_paginate.rb” (or simply environment.rb in older versions of Rails) you can easily translate link texts to previous and next pages, as well as override some other defaults to your liking.

Constant Summary

@@pagination_options =

default options that can be overridden on the global level

{
  :class          => 'pagination',
  :previous_label => '« Previous',
  :next_label     => 'Next »',
  :inner_window   => 4, # links around the current page
  :outer_window   => 1, # links around beginning and end
  :separator      => ' ', # single space is friendly to spiders and non-graphic browsers
  :param_name     => :page,
  :params         => nil,
  :renderer       => 'WillPaginate::LinkRenderer',
  :page_links     => true,
  :container      => true
}

Class Method Summary collapse

Instance Method Summary collapse

Class Method Details

.total_pages_for_collection(collection) ⇒ Object

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# File 'lib/will_paginate/view_helpers.rb', line 190

def self.total_pages_for_collection(collection) #:nodoc:
  if collection.respond_to?('page_count') and !collection.respond_to?('total_pages')
    WillPaginate::Deprecation.warn %{
      You are using a paginated collection of class #{collection.class.name}
      which conforms to the old API of WillPaginate::Collection by using
      `page_count`, while the current method name is `total_pages`. Please
      upgrade yours or 3rd-party code that provides the paginated collection}, caller
    class << collection
      def total_pages; page_count; end
    end
  end
  collection.total_pages
end

Instance Method Details

#page_entries_info(collection, options = {}) ⇒ Object

Renders a helpful message with numbers of displayed vs. total entries. You can use this as a blueprint for your own, similar helpers.

<%= page_entries_info @posts %>
#-> Displaying posts 6 - 10 of 26 in total

By default, the message will use the humanized class name of objects in collection: for instance, “project types” for ProjectType models. Override this with the :entry_name parameter:

<%= page_entries_info @posts, :entry_name => 'item' %>
#-> Displaying items 6 - 10 of 26 in total


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# File 'lib/will_paginate/view_helpers.rb', line 167

def page_entries_info(collection, options = {})
  entry_name = options[:entry_name] ||
    (collection.empty?? 'entry' : collection.first.class.name.underscore.sub('_', ' '))
  
  if collection.total_pages < 2
    case collection.size
    when 0; "No #{entry_name.pluralize} found"
    when 1; "Displaying <b>1</b> #{entry_name}"
    else;   "Displaying <b>all #{collection.size}</b> #{entry_name.pluralize}"
    end
  else
    %{Displaying #{entry_name.pluralize} <b>%d&nbsp;-&nbsp;%d</b> of <b>%d</b> in total} % [
      collection.offset + 1,
      collection.offset + collection.length,
      collection.total_entries
    ]
  end
end

#paginated_section(*args, &block) ⇒ Object

Wrapper for rendering pagination links at both top and bottom of a block of content.

<% paginated_section @posts do %>
  <ol id="posts">
    <% for post in @posts %>
      <li> ... </li>
    <% end %>
  </ol>
<% end %>

will result in:

<div class="pagination"> ... </div>
<ol id="posts">
  ...
</ol>
<div class="pagination"> ... </div>

Arguments are passed to a will_paginate call, so the same options apply. Don't use the :id option; otherwise you'll finish with two blocks of pagination links sharing the same ID (which is invalid HTML).



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# File 'lib/will_paginate/view_helpers.rb', line 142

def paginated_section(*args, &block)
  pagination = will_paginate(*args).to_s
  
  unless ActionView::Base.respond_to? :erb_variable
    concat pagination
    yield
    concat pagination
  else
    content = pagination + capture(&block) + pagination
    concat(content, block.binding)
  end
end

#will_paginate(collection = nil, options = {}) ⇒ Object

Renders Digg/Flickr-style pagination for a WillPaginate::Collection object. Nil is returned if there is only one page in total; no point in rendering the pagination in that case…

Options

Display options:

  • :previous_label – default: “« Previous” (this parameter is called :prev_label in versions 2.3.2 and older!)

  • :next_label – default: “Next »”

  • :page_links – when false, only previous/next links are rendered (default: true)

  • :inner_window – how many links are shown around the current page (default: 4)

  • :outer_window – how many links are around the first and the last page (default: 1)

  • :separator – string separator for page HTML elements (default: single space)

HTML options:

  • :class – CSS class name for the generated DIV (default: “pagination”)

  • :container – toggles rendering of the DIV container for pagination links, set to false only when you are rendering your own pagination markup (default: true)

  • :id – HTML ID for the container (default: nil). Pass true to have the ID automatically generated from the class name of objects in collection: for example, paginating ArticleComment models would yield an ID of “article_comments_pagination”.

Advanced options:

  • :param_name – parameter name for page number in URLs (default: :page)

  • :params – additional parameters when generating pagination links (eg. :controller => "foo", :action => nil)

  • :renderer – class name, class or instance of a link renderer (default: WillPaginate::LinkRenderer)

All options not recognized by will_paginate will become HTML attributes on the container element for pagination links (the DIV). For example:

<%= will_paginate @posts, :style => 'font-size: small' %>

… will result in:

<div class="pagination" style="font-size: small"> ... </div>

Using the helper without arguments

If the helper is called without passing in the collection object, it will try to read from the instance variable inferred by the controller name. For example, calling will_paginate while the current controller is PostsController will result in trying to read from the @posts variable. Example:

<%= will_paginate :id => true %>

… will result in @post collection getting paginated:

<div class="pagination" id="posts_pagination"> ... </div>


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# File 'lib/will_paginate/view_helpers.rb', line 89

def will_paginate(collection = nil, options = {})
  options, collection = collection, nil if collection.is_a? Hash
  unless collection or !controller
    collection_name = "@#{controller.controller_name}"
    collection = instance_variable_get(collection_name)
    raise ArgumentError, "The #{collection_name} variable appears to be empty. Did you " +
      "forget to pass the collection object for will_paginate?" unless collection
  end
  # early exit if there is nothing to render
  return nil unless WillPaginate::ViewHelpers.total_pages_for_collection(collection) > 1
  
  options = options.symbolize_keys.reverse_merge WillPaginate::ViewHelpers.pagination_options
  if options[:prev_label]
    WillPaginate::Deprecation::warn(":prev_label view parameter is now :previous_label; the old name has been deprecated", caller)
    options[:previous_label] = options.delete(:prev_label)
  end
  
  # get the renderer instance
  renderer = case options[:renderer]
  when String
    options[:renderer].to_s.constantize.new
  when Class
    options[:renderer].new
  else
    options[:renderer]
  end
  # render HTML for pagination
  renderer.prepare collection, options, self
  renderer.to_html
end