Magento PaginationWe recently posted a guide on how to upgrade to Magento 1.4 which solves the most common issues people are having. But there’s another common problem that is not covered in that post: the pagination is not present on the toolbar of the search results page. Here’s how to solve the problem:

1. Open up catalogsearch.xml located under app/design/frontend/default/yourthemename/layout/ and find the code below under <catalogsearch_result_index>:

<reference name="content">
<block type="catalogsearch/result" name="search.result" template="catalogsearch/result.phtml">
<block type="catalog/product_list" name="search_result_list" template="catalog/product/list.phtml">
<action method="setColumnCount"><count>4</count></action>
<action method="setListOrders"/>
<action method="setListModes"/>
<action method="setListCollection"/>

2. Then just above <action method="setColumnCount"><count>4</count></action> paste this code:

<block type="catalog/product_list_toolbar" name="product_list_toolbar" template="catalog/product/list/toolbar.phtml">
<block type="page/html_pager" name="product_list_toolbar_pager"/>
<action method="setToolbarBlockName"><name>product_list_toolbar</name></action>

3. Then go down to <catalogsearch_advanced_result> and paste the same code above the column count.

4. Of course don’t forget to refresh Magento cache.

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  1. Magento Expert
    May 20, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Works perfect! Thanks!

  2. Arif
    June 20, 2010 at 3:57 am

    go to /app/design/frontend/default/THEME/layout/catalogssearch.xml




    do the same for

  3. Nicolas
    August 11, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Thanks, works great !

  4. darsh
    October 16, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I got the toolbar working but there are nu page numbers appearing ?

  5. Dominik Fischer
    November 12, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Great work! Thanks for the help.

  6. Chuck L
    December 29, 2010 at 8:40 am

    I tried this fix and it didn’t have any effect on version 1.4.2.

  7. Alan
    February 7, 2011 at 3:06 am

    hello, i’ve got the same problem and magento forum can’t help me. i got a problem with pagination on my website. when i click page 2 or next page i have got error: Minimum Search query length is X (where X is number which I put in configuration). I was trying to use your solution but first I have no line like 4 and when I was trying to play with it, I didn’t do anything. I would like to ask if I would send you catalogsearch.xml file, can you look for it? I can pay for your assistance. thank you in advance.

    error can be visible at: when you click next page in results there will be described problem.

  8. Dushyant Joshi
    February 25, 2011 at 12:20 am

    This helped me a lot. Thanks very much

  9. Koen
    April 12, 2011 at 3:36 pm


    I did the exact same thing with my catalogsearch.xml but it didn’t work. I also tried other stuff. What could be the problem? should I also edit the code in the default theme? I hope you can help me.

  10. Lee
    October 17, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Thanks helped solve my issue.

    How can i fix it on the general category pages?

  11. rob
    April 7, 2013 at 9:06 am

    thanks! worked good :)

  12. shobana
    June 14, 2013 at 6:23 am

    My doubt is, how to display the respective subcategories while searching the any category in search results…? so pls reply me whats code to add, where to add ? that results has to be display in catalogsearch/result.phtml
    while searching the category i got your search results returns no result…
    can any one help me pls…


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