Laravel - Pagination - Manually Creating A Paginator

Sometimes you may wish to create a pagination instance manually, passing it an array of items that you already have in memory. You may do so by creating either an Illuminate\Pagination\Paginator, Illuminate\Pagination\LengthAwarePaginator or Illuminate\Pagination\CursorPaginator instance, depending on your needs.

The Paginator and CursorPaginator classes do not need to know the total number of items in the result set; however, because of this, these classes do not have methods for retrieving the index of the last page. The LengthAwarePaginator accepts almost the same arguments as the Paginator; however, it requires a count of the total number of items in the result set.

In other words, the Paginator corresponds to the simplePaginate method on the query builder, the CursorPaginator corresponds to the cursorPaginate method, and the LengthAwarePaginator corresponds to the paginate method.

When manually creating a paginator instance, you should manually "slice" the array of results you pass to the paginator. If you're unsure how to do this, check out the array_slice PHP function.