Is there a way to start the page count from 1 instead of 0 using views pager? Maybe using aliases or some module?

By default, the first page is displayed with the URL parameter ?page=0, the second page with ?page=1 and so on. The pagination works good, but in my opinion it would be more coherent having the page one for the url with the parameter ?page=1, the page 2 with ?page=2, etc.

I found a similar question here, but it's about Drupal 7 and I'm on Drupal 8: Views pager - start paging from 1

Another discussion here: https://www.drupal.org/node/1818040, but without a solution.

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To change it just on the UI, you can adapt the number in template_preprocess_pager in your theme's .theme file.

Something like:

function template_preprocess_pager(&$variables) {
  foreach ($variables['items']['pages'] as $key => $value) {
    $variables['items']['pages'][$key]['text'] = $key +1;

To change the query params, you could use hook_url_inbound_alter and hook_url_outbound_alter to manipulate the queryparams, but this was D7. In D8 you would need to go in this direction to manipulate them: How do I implement the equivalent of hook_url_inbound_alter()?

  • Thank you. In the html (returned by the pager template) I already have right page numbers, starting from 1. It is "wrong" in the URL: if I click on the link for the page 1 the URL parameter is page=0. Did the preprocess function fix the URL parameter also?
    – Andrea
    Apr 28, 2016 at 22:33
  • I edited the question to better explain my problem.
    – Andrea
    Apr 28, 2016 at 22:42
  • 1
    NO - the url will stay the same, this is only UI (display) correction ;) I made an update about manipulating the queryparam.
    – rémy
    Apr 29, 2016 at 7:11
  • Thanks. I will make a try manipulating query parameters.
    – Andrea
    Apr 29, 2016 at 7:34

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