Entity Pager module

What is this about?

These are the instructions for the Entity Pager module which I've developed and given back to the Open Source community at Drupal.org.

It is free to use and comes with its own instructional video that I also created which can be seen at: Entity Pager on YouTube

The Entity Pager module provides customizable next and previous navigation on any type of Entity, such as Nodes, Users etc..
You can add multiple different navigation blocks on the same entity. This module combines Views, Blocks, Tokens and has its own internal intelligent advice system with tips, which are (optionally) published to Watchdog. It been designed and developed to run fast with the minimum of processing.
It is simple to use, allowing you to create Navigation blocks in a few seconds. For more complex pagers, it can combine with the Entity Reference module to create generic sub-navigation on related entities.
e.g. navigate through a Brands products or go back to the Brand page itself.
YouTube video: Entity Pager module


Entity Pager module

Above is an example of an Entity Pager block. The module is configurable so how you make yours look and work is up to you. Entity Pager will work on any drupal entity, these instructions will take you through creating an Entity Pager on Nodes.

Step 1

Make sure the module Views UI is turned on, it is part of Views and gives you the Views user interface.

Step 2

Create a new View

Step 3

Create a new View as above, with:

  • Display Format set to Entity Pager of fields.
  • Items per page should be empty. 
  • Use a pager should be unticked. 

Step 4

Click to add a Field.

Step 5

Add the field: Content: Nid

Step 6

Remove any other fields, they are not required. 

Save your View.

Your Entity Pager View should be set like the screenshot above.

Step 7

For this example leave the Entity Pager settings for this View at their sensible defaults. 
See: Format > Entity Pager | Settings

Step 8

Add your new Entity Pager Views Block to your Node page.

Step 9

Finished ...you can now use your Entity Pager.

Now you have a working Entity Pager you may consider:

  • making changes to your settings in Step 7.
  • altering which entities that are part of the View see Step 6.