Lazy paginationΒΆ

Usually pagination requires hitting the database to get the total number of items to display. Lazy pagination avoids this select count query and results in a faster page load, with a disadvantage: you won’t know the total number of pages in advance.

For this reason it is better to use lazy pagination in conjunction with Twitter-style Pagination (e.g. using the show_more template tag).

In order to switch to lazy pagination you have to use the lazy_paginate template tag instead of the paginate one, e.g.:

{% load el_pagination_tags %}

{% lazy_paginate entries %}
{% for entry in entries %}
    {# your code to show the entry #}
{% endfor %}
{% show_more %}

The lazy_paginate tag can take all the args of the paginate one, with one exception: negative indexes can not be passed to the starting from page argument.