1 pager.inc theme_pager_link($variables)

Returns HTML for a link to a specific query result page.


$variables: An associative array containing:

  • text: The link text. Also used to figure out the title attribute of the link, if it is not provided in $variables['attributes']['title']; in this case, $variables['text'] must be one of the standard pager link text strings that would be generated by the pager theme functions, such as a number or t('« first').
  • page_new: The first result to display on the linked page.
  • element: An optional integer to distinguish between multiple pagers on one page.
  • parameters: An associative array of query string parameters to append to the pager link.
  • attributes: An associative array of HTML attributes to apply to the pager link.

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core/includes/pager.inc, line 440
Functions to aid in presenting database results as a set of pages.


function theme_pager_link($variables) {
  $text = $variables['text'];
  $page_new = $variables['page_new'];
  $element = $variables['element'];
  $parameters = $variables['parameters'];
  $attributes = $variables['attributes'];

  $page = isset($_GET['page']) ? $_GET['page'] : '';
  if ($new_page = implode(',', pager_load_array($page_new[$element], $element, explode(',', $page)))) {
    $parameters['page'] = $new_page;

  $query = array();
  if (count($parameters)) {
    $query = backdrop_get_query_parameters($parameters, array());
  if ($query_pager = pager_get_query_parameters()) {
    $query = array_merge($query, $query_pager);

  // Set each pager link title
  if (!isset($attributes['title'])) {
    static $titles = NULL;
    if (!isset($titles)) {
      $titles = array(
        t('« first') => t('Go to first page'),
        t('‹ previous') => t('Go to previous page'),
        t('next ›') => t('Go to next page'),
        t('last »') => t('Go to last page'),
    if (isset($titles[$text])) {
      $attributes['title'] = $titles[$text];
    elseif (is_numeric($text)) {
      $attributes['title'] = t('Go to page @number', array('@number' => $text));

  // @todo l() cannot be used here, since it adds an 'active' class based on the
  //   path only (which is always the current path for pager links). Apparently,
  //   none of the pager links is active at any time - but it should still be
  //   possible to use l() here.
  // @see http://drupal.org/node/1410574
  $attributes['href'] = url($_GET['q'], array('query' => $query));
  return '<a' . backdrop_attributes($attributes) . '>' . check_plain($text) . '</a>';