In a timely holiday manner, we present to you a short list of will_paginate resources. Please enjoy responsibly.
Since its inception, millions of people have paginated billions of records using will_paginate. A few notable examples:
Know a site that belongs on this list? Let us know in the comments.
Just in time for the holidays, Mislav has gifted us all with a bucket o’ new features for will_paginate, mostly dealing with customizing the output. Take a look at his announcement and dive in.
Testing Your Views
For those of us constantly asking the view testing question, stern but fair will_paginate maintainer Mislav comes to the rescue with his aptly titled will_paginate and view testing article. It’s in-depth, so be sure to check it out. Also: subscribe to his blog. Immediately.
This Ajax thing is going to be huge! Get in on the action with Matt Aimonetti’s Ajax Pagination in less than 5 minutes article. He’ll teach you how to unobtrusively add Ajax behavior to will_paginate using Prototype, LowPro, and RJS.
The prolific Ryan Bates has a screencast explaining the basics of WP. As always, it’s to the point and very well done. And hey, you can even watch it on your iPod! Have a look.
will_paginate without ActiveRecord
There’s only a few things I like more than websites with tildes in the URL. Like, say, twisting Rails plugins into non-Rails uses. Lucky for us, Erin Ptacek provides both in an entry titled Erin’s Adventures with Rails: will_paginate without ActiveRecord. In it, you’ll learn how to paginate a collection of OpenStruct objects. No ActiveRecord required. What a rush.
Brandon Keepers, that handsome devil, wrote a popular article detailing the steps necessary to paginate your Ferret search results using good ol’ WP. If you’re using Ferret, this is definitely the way to go.
While I don’t know what ‘The Pug Automatic’ means, and I certainly know nothing of the RoboPug in said blog’s header, Henrik Nyh’s article on paginating acts_as_solr with will_paginate is an undeniable must read for any Java lovin’, Apache huggin’ Solr user wanting to add a bit of style and flair into his app.
Perhaps as contentious as the comments and this thread suggest, Jim Morris’ Paginating acts_as_taggable article offers a few ways to make both the on_steroids variant of acts_as_taggable plugin and will_paginate play nicely together.
A number of Rails plugins have been released with support for will_paginate lovingly baked in. Like a Santa shaped sugar cookie.
SpinBits’ SimplySearchable helps you search in style while providing options to paginate using our friend WP.
And finally, how can we neglect to mention Will_Paginate_Search, which hooks into both WP and acts_as_indexed to the benefit of all involved parties.
Found a bug? Got an idea? Of course we’d love to hear it. Our Lighthouse tracker, which we love is the place for all of it.
The Google Group
Did you catch it above? Yep, you did. So observant: there’s now a Google Group for will_paginate. Be sure to join up and chime in.
Finally, RDoc is now generated nightly from the latest code in Subversion. Check it out at the Rock. It’s like Christmas every day!
That’s a wrap
Hey, where did 2007 go? I’m getting sucked into 2008 faster than Perl into obscurity.
Keep paginatin’, Railers. See you next year.