It is posible to use magento standard pagination with custom colections ( not product ) ?

I am using a module , it display list of manufacturers and i need to add there pagination.

I used this code to display toolbar:

$toolbar = Mage::getBlockSingleton('catalog/product_list')->getToolbarBlock();


$toolbarHtml =  $toolbar->toHtml();

Toolbar apeared and total number is corect but pagination is not displayed

in XML added this

<block type="catalog/product_list_toolbar" name="product_list_toolbar" template="catalog/product/list/toolbar.phtml">
                <block type="page/html_pager" name="product_list_toolbar_pager"/>
                <!-- The following code shows how to set your own pager increments -->
                    <action method="setDefaultListPerPage"><limit>4</limit></action>
                    <action method="setDefaultGridPerPage"><limit>9</limit></action>
                    <action method="addPagerLimit"><mode>list</mode><limit>2</limit></action>
                    <action method="addPagerLimit"><mode>list</mode><limit>4</limit></action>
                    <action method="addPagerLimit"><mode>list</mode><limit>6</limit></action>
                    <action method="addPagerLimit"><mode>list</mode><limit>8</limit></action>
                    <action method="addPagerLimit" translate="label"><mode>list</mode><limit>all</limit><label>All</label></action>

            <action method="setToolbarBlockName"><name>product_list_toolbar</name></action>

1 Answer 1


I've only used this for product collections but you can give it a try. In the block behind your list PHTML file add the following method

protected function _prepareLayout()

    $pager = $this->getLayout()->createBlock('page/html_pager', 'custom.pager');

    $this->setChild('pager', $pager);

    return $this;

and add the following in your template file

<?php echo $this->getPagerHtml(); ?>
  • Thanks for answer , calling pager directly without toolbar using "$pager = $this->getLayout()->createBlock('page/html_pager', 'custom.pager');" is working. I used this in .phtml and just added limits to collection.
    – user4157
    Dec 13, 2013 at 13:10
  • @SanderMangel I have followed the same thing, but all my collection not loading in all pagination's pages: magento.stackexchange.com/questions/229743/…
    – Sushivam
    Jun 14, 2018 at 11:46

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