Getting the current page number

In the template

You can get and display the current page number in the template using the show_current_number template tag, e.g.:

{% show_current_number %}

This call will display the current page number, but you can also insert the value in the context as a template variable:

{% show_current_number as page_number %}
{{ page_number }}

See the show_current_number refrence for more information on accepted arguments.

In the view

If you need to get the current page number in the view, you can use an utility function called get_page_number_from_request, e.g.:

from el_pagination import utils

page = utils.get_page_number_from_request(request)

If you are using multiple pagination, or you have changed the default querystring for pagination, you can pass the querystring key as an optional argument:

page = utils.get_page_number_from_request(request, querystring_key=mykey)

If the page number is not present in the request, by default 1 is returned. You can change this behaviour using:

page = utils.get_page_number_from_request(request, default=3)