$config->setPath() method

Change or set just the server disk path for the named location (leaving URL as-is)

  • If you want to update both disk path and URL at the same time, or if URL and path are going to be the same relative to installation root, use the setLocation() method instead.

  • Paths relative to PW installation root should omit the leading slash, i.e. use site/templates/ and NOT /site/templates/.

  • The $for argument can be: cache, logs, files, tmp, templates, or one of your own. Other named locations may also work, but since they can potentially be used before PW’s “ready” state, they may not be reliable.

Available since version 3.0.141.


$self = $config->setPath(string $for, string $path);



Named location from $config->paths, one of: cache, logs, files, tmp, templates, or your own.


Path relative to PW installation root (no leading slash), or absolute path if not.

Return value



Method can throw exceptions on error:

  • WireException

$config methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.236

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