I need to show products pagination in the file template\catalog\product\list.phtml. How can I do it? Probably I need to edit catalog.xml but what to change I don't know.

  • template\catalog\product\list.phtml is a category page and by default pagination is present in this page. Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 9:13
  • @AnshuMishra, well $this->getpagerhtml() is accesible in \template\catalog\product\list\toolbar.phtml, but in the list.phtml it shows nothing.
    – CoalaArmy
    Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 10:36
  • Are you not getting only pagination or whole pagination block (containing product listing styles, pagination and sorting dropdown) ? Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 10:45
  • @AnshuMishra, I get the it the toolbar.phtml, but I need the in list.phtml. If I write the pager functions in list.phtml then they show nothing.
    – CoalaArmy
    Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 10:53

4 Answers 4


$this->getPagerHtml() in catalog\product\list\toolbar.phtml means you are trying to call getPagerHtml() method of class Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_List_Toolbar
whereas $this->getPagerHtml() in catalog/product/list.phtml means you are trying to call getPagerHtml() method of class Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_List where it is not present.
If you want to call $this->getPagerHtml() in list.phtml then first you need to create object of class Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_List_Toolbar in list.phtml

Example :

$object = new Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_List_Toolbar();

  • The class Mage_Catalog_Block_Layer_Product_List_Toolbar doesn't exists in catalog/product/list.phtml :(
    – CoalaArmy
    Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 11:17
  • Sorry my mistake it's Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_List_Toolbar(); I have modified my answer. Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 12:01
  • $object->getPagerHtml() echoes nothing. print_r($object) output is http://pastebin.com/zxAR8Xw8
    – CoalaArmy
    Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 10:40
  • Also $object->getCollection() returns NULL. It should return the products collection, or not?
    – CoalaArmy
    Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 10:50
  • No, it will not return you the product collection. Rather it will provide html for pager block. Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 11:05

First get your product collection. For example, here the collection is $merged_collection. then apply the following code in the position where you want to place the pager and toolbar.

$layout = Mage::getSingleton('core/layout');
$pager = $layout->createBlock('page/html_pager');
$toolbar = Mage::getBlockSingleton('catalog/product_list')->getToolbarBlock();
$toolbar->setChild('product_list_toolbar_pager', $pager);
echo $toolbar->toHtml();

Well, I wasnt able to find a way to get just the pager content, but I did find a way to show specific pieces of the toolbar, which contains the call to the pager.

In toolbar.phtml

Find the "sorter" div and wrap it like so:

<?php if (!$this->getHideSorter()) : ?>
*...sorter div stuff here...*
<?php endif; ?>

Similarly, find the "pager" div and wrap it like so:

<?php if (!$this->getHidePager()) : ?>
*...pager div stuff here...*
<?php endif; ?>

In list.phtml

You can add the pager like so:

<?php echo

And you can add the sorter with this:

<?php echo 

Or you could add both like this:

<?php echo 

I would not have come to this solution without the help from another answer here on Stackexchange... Much props to @Marius (https://magento.stackexchange.com/users/146/marius) for his answer here:

How can I disable/remove the pager in toolbar above my product-grid?


For Magento 1.9 the only code that worked for me was the following:

$toolbarBlock = $this->getChild('product_list_toolbar');
$pagerBlock = $toolbarBlock->getChild('product_list_toolbar_pager');



echo $pagerBlock->toHtml();

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