I need to show channel entries in the form of a grid. The grid has four columns and five rows. Therefore I show the first 20 entries. I need to use pagination to show the next 20 entries. I am not able to think of how to accomplish this. Any help would be much appreciated.

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    use modulus operator to split entries by columns/rows and then use pagination. Or use channel:entries offset parameter to get next 20 entries.
    – Max Lazar
    Commented Jun 4, 2014 at 6:26
  • Why would the normal pagination parameter on an exp:channel:entries tag pair not do exactly this?
    – foamcow
    Commented Jun 4, 2014 at 13:14
  • I would have loved to do it, just that I am extremely new to expressionengine and I am trying to learn as I go. An example to show the same would be of much help to me. Thanks
    – user3059
    Commented Jun 5, 2014 at 10:03
  • The requirement is such that there is a chosen template (Candidates - themeforest) which provides a 3 column template in divs. I need to figure out how to get the channel entries in those columns. Also, I dont want to use entry id since this is a blog in a grid view, and someone could have deleted a blog entry. it can tend to leave empty spaces if a particular id isn't found.
    – user3059
    Commented Jun 5, 2014 at 10:12

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This is a use for the paginate parameter on the channel:entries tag

As a very simple example...

... start the table ...
{exp:channel:entries channel="foo" paginate="bottom" limit="20"}
        <p>Page {current_page} of {total_pages} pages {pagination_links}</p>
... close the table ...

EE will show a maximum of 20 rows and handle all the pagination for you

EDIT: From re-reading the question I see that you would be showing more than 1 entry per "row". Hence the answer referencing the modulus calculations.

Another way you might want to do it is to forgo the table completely (is a table the most appropriate element?) and use another HTML element that you can float across the page.

  • Or use CSS columns
    – Anna_MediaGirl
    Commented Jun 5, 2014 at 5:53

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