Responsive Pagination


Responsive Pagination plugin lets you configure your paginations to adapt to different screen size. Your paginations can be shown differently based on browser width as in responsive web design concept.

For instance, you might want to have a longer pagination with many page numbers when your site visitors are using desktops and large screens, but need shorter pagination with only Prev and Next link when they’re using phones.

Two Different Methods to Apply Responsive Pagination

You can choose the way you want to apply responsive pagination.

A. Convert Existing Paginations

This method will convert the existing paginations from your theme into responsive paginations without adding any WordPress shortcode or PHP code. You only need to fill the selectors (CSS or jQuery-like selector) of the existing pagination elements. You’ll input the selectors in Admin Settings Page (Settings > Responsive Pagination)

B. Create new Pagination Programmatically

This method will need you to insert PHP code into template files directly using Responsive Pagination API. This method supports queries using WP_Query, or even something more generic without WP_Query.

Responsive Pagination API

This API section is a short guide for creating responsive pagination programmatically. However, there is easier solution using this plugin without touching any code – that is by converting your theme’s existing pagination from within Admin Settings Page with just providing its CSS/jQuery selector.

If you want to create responsive pagination programmatically, this plugin adds new function for you to use, which will render a new pagination where you put the function.

<?php create_responsive_pagination( $id, $args ) ?>

Parameters :

  • $id: (string) (required) ID for the new pagination you want to create in kebab-case format.
  • $args : (WP_Query | array) (required) WP_Query instance, or an associative array contains :

    • $current : (int) Current page
    • $total: (int) Total pages
    • $urlFirstPage : (string) URL for first page
    • $urlPattern: (string) URL pattern for this pagination by using {pagenum} tag.

Note : Pagination settings and Breakpoint Configurations are still configured from within Admin Settings Page.


Example for creating pagination for posts within main loop using WP_Query. This also works with custom post type as long as you have WP_Query within loop.

  global $wp_query;   // or some custom WP_Query instance
  if( function_exists( 'create_responsive_pagination' ) ) {
      create_responsive_pagination( 'my-pagination-id', $wp_query );

Example for creating a more generic pagination by providing your own data for current page, total pages, URL first page, and URL pattern without WP_Query.

  if( function_exists( 'create_responsive_pagination' ) ) {
      create_responsive_pagination( 'my-pagination-id', array(
        'current'         => $my_current_page,   // your current page here
        'total'           => $my_total_pages,    // your total page here
        'url_first_page'  => '',   // URL when current page = 1
        'url_pattern'     => '{pagenum}'   // the pattern using {pagenum} tag
      ) );


  • Pagination example on Desktop
  • Pagination example on Tablet
  • Pagination example on Phone
  • Admin - Convert Paginations
  • Admin - Pagination Settings
  • Admin - Pagination Settings (Breakpoint Configurations)


The installation is pretty standard, just like any other plugins.

  1. install the plugin through the WordPress admin on ‘Plugins’ screen directly, or upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/responsive-pagination directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress admin.
  3. Use “Settings > Responsive Pagination” screen within WordPress admin to configure the plugin.


Where can I found the Admin Settings Page

In the admin, go to “Settings > Responsive Pagination”

What is “320px and up”, “720px and up”, etc ?

Those are the breakpoints you’ll want to configure. Each denotes the minimum width of viewport where the corresponding configuration will be applied until the next breakpoint. The highest breakpoint configuration will be applied for all bigger viewport.

For instance, if there are 3 breakpoints (320px, 720px, and 1024px), then

  • “320px and up” configuration is applied to viewport width of 320px – 719px
  • “720px and up” configuration is applied to viewport width of 720px – 1023px.
  • “1024px and up” configuration is applied to viewport width of 1024px and more

What is “tags” ?

A tag in Responsive Pagination is like a variable where it holds a value and will be rendered with the actual value. {current} and {total} are the example of tags.

So, if the current page is 5 and total page is 12, then "Page {current} of {total}" will render “Page 5 of 12”.

My pagination is responsive now, but its styling is not perfect

Every theme in the market (both free & paid) has different styling implementation to its elements. Thus make it impossible to reach 100% style-wise compatibility for all themes.

You might need to alter some styling to your desired one on your own.

However, we also provide service to do that for you, starting from $99 at your discretion.


Finally we can configure our responsive pagination, instead of just letting our theme decide it for us. Nice plugin, keep going.. Thanks!
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Változási napló


  • Feature: Introduce visual styling feature
  • Feature: Different items width for every component in every breakpoint (pagenumbers, prevNext link, and firstLast link)
  • Feature: Different items height in every breakpoints
  • Feature: Different space between items (gutter) in every breakpoints
  • Tweak: Pagination settings initial values


  • First public release.