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Lazy pagination

Usually pagination requires hitting the database to get the total number of items to display. Lazy pagination avoids this select count query and results in a faster page load, with a disadvantage: you won't know the total number of pages in advance.

For this reason it is better to use lazy pagination in conjunction with :doc:`twitter_pagination` (e.g. using the :ref:`templatetags-show-more` template tag).

In order to switch to lazy pagination you have to use the :ref:`templatetags-lazy-paginate` template tag instead of the :ref:`templatetags-paginate` one, e.g.:

{% load endless %}

{% lazy_paginate entries %}
{% for entry in entries %}
    {# your code to show the entry #}
{% endfor %}
{% show_more %}

The :ref:`templatetags-lazy-paginate` tag can take all the args of the :ref:`templatetags-paginate` one, with one exception: negative indexes can not be passed to the starting from page argument.