I’m using will_paginate for a Rails project. It works great, but I wanted to use it for a sidebar that performs searches and displays the results. It’s not too hard to write a custom link renderer that will submit the will_paginate link using Ajax, but my situation was a bit different: I wanted will_paginate to inject the page number into the search form and submit the form using Ajax.
Here’s what I ended up doing: writing a link renderer that calls a
onsubmit function (which then submits the form using Ajax).
The code. First the Haml, which is in a partial that gets rendered on a number of pages:
Next, the will_paginate renderer, in the file
app/helpers/sidebar_search_link_renderer.rb. The “#” is the href value,