'Page' object has no attribute 'filter'

Here is my model

from django.contrib.auth.mixins import LoginRequiredMixin
from django.core.paginator import Paginator, EmptyPage
from django.http import Http404
from django.shortcuts import render
from django.urls import reverse_lazy
from django.views.generic import TemplateView, DetailView, CreateView, UpdateView, DeleteView, ListView

from posts.models import Blogpost, Bannerpost, Categories

class MyPaginator(Paginator):
    def validate_number(self, number):
            return super().validate_number(number)
        except EmptyPage:
            if int(number) > 1:
                # return the last page
                return self.num_pages
            elif int(number) < 1:
                # return the first page
                return 1

class HomeView(TemplateView):
    template_name = "home.html"
    model = Blogpost
    paginate_by = 6
    paginator_class = MyPaginator  # We use our paginator class

    def get_context_data(self, **kwargs):
        context = super().get_context_data(**kwargs)
        context['banner'] = Bannerpost.objects.order_by('-date_added')[:1]
        # context['post'] = Blogpost.objects.all()
        context['categories'] = Categories.objects.all()
        page = self.request.GET.get('page', 1)
        post = Blogpost.objects.all().order_by('-updated_on')
        paginator = self.paginator_class(post, self.paginate_by)
        post = paginator.page(page)
        context['post'] = post

        search_input = self.request.GET.get('search-area') or ''

        if search_input:
            context['post'] = context['post'].filter(title__startswith=search_input)
        context['search_input'] = search_input
        return context

def displayCategory(request):
    if request.method == "POST":
        categoryFromForm = request.POST['category']
        categories = Categories.objects.get(category_name=categoryFromForm)
        # all views:
        banner = Bannerpost.objects.order_by('-date_added')[:1]
        post = Blogpost.objects.filter(category=categories)
        allCategories = Categories.objects.all()
        return render(request, "home.html", {
            "banner": banner,
            "post": post,
            "categories": allCategories

class BlogDetailView(DetailView):  # new
    template_name = 'blog_detail.html'
    model = Blogpost
    request_user = Blogpost.author

class BlogCreateView(LoginRequiredMixin, CreateView):  # new
    model = Blogpost
    template_name = 'blog_new.html'
    user = Blogpost.author
    fields = ['title', 'summary', 'imageUrl', 'imageCaption', 'description', 'category']

    def form_valid(self, form):
        form.instance.author = self.request.user
        return super().form_valid(form)

class BlogUpdateView(LoginRequiredMixin, UpdateView):  # new
    model = Blogpost
    template_name = 'blog_edit.html'
    fields = ['title', 'summary', 'imageUrl', 'imageCaption', 'description', 'category']

    def __init__(self, **kwargs):
        self.object = None

    def get(self, request, *args, **kwargs):
        self.object = self.get_object()
        if self.object.author != self.request.user:
            from django.core.exceptions import PermissionDenied
            raise PermissionDenied()
        return super().post(request, *args, **kwargs)

class BlogDeleteView(LoginRequiredMixin, DeleteView):  # new
    model = Blogpost
    template_name = 'blog_delete.html'
    success_url = reverse_lazy('home')

    def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
        super().__init__(args, kwargs)
        self.object = None

    def get(self, request, *args, **kwargs):
        self.object = self.get_object()
        if self.object.author != self.request.user:
            raise Http404
        return super().post(request, *args, **kwargs)

class CatListView(ListView):
    template_name = 'catlist.html'
    queryset = Categories.objects.all()

def category_posts(request, category_id):
    category = Categories.objects.get(id=category_id)
    posts = Blogpost.objects.filter(category=category)
    context = {
        'category': category,
        'posts': posts
    return render(request, 'category.html', context)

Sorry i am new… Basically my search function work fine before adding page. But now i am having error for search function. Anyone has suggestion on how to add filter to Page object (so that the result will appear on the same page).

You want to apply the filter to the queryset before paginating the results. (Or, to phrase it a different way, you want to paginate the filtered results.)

I think to apply the search that ignore pagination, since it’s not too important.

Each time you will do a search will update the whole html page,
I would do it using AJAX (less traffic)

just from the design aspect, its not better to use “ListView”, change the get_queryset to include the search term method, and use the view paginator ?

List view is just the different page for showing the category. The other problem i have opt for more simplify way approach by defer search result to another separate page. However for complex problem, i am still trying to find a way to mix displayCategory with search function and list of posts with pagination after its (for better design&functionality).
It’s kinda difficult for me as to have 2 function sorting and searching with category in one class based view. I ll definitely look at ajax recommendation later.

For clarity. ListView is a generic base class for showing a list of objects. It doesn’t matter how you generate that list. If you want to display a list on a page, you’re generally talking about using a ListView as the base class for your view.

Try not to over complicate this. Create your basic list view, then add your filtering logic at the point where the list of objects is being created. Then paginate the result.

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