Get or set a runtime site setting

This is a simple helper function for maintaining runtime settings in a site profile. It simply sets and gets settings that you define. It is preferable to using ProcessWire’s $config or config() API var/function because it is not used to store anything else for ProcessWire. It is also preferable to using a variable (or variables) because it is always in scope and accessible anywhere in your template files, even within existing functions.

Note: unlike other functions in the Functions API, this function is not related to API variables.

Example

// set a setting named “foo” to value “bar”
setting('foo', 'bar');

// get a setting named “foo”
$value = setting('foo');

// set or replace multiple settings
setting([
  'foo' => 'value',
  'bar' => 123,
  'baz' => [ 'foo', 'bar', 'baz' ]
]);

// get all settings in associative array
$a = setting();

// to unset a setting
setting(false, 'foo');

Usage

// basic usage
$array = setting();

// usage with all arguments
$array = setting($name = '', $value = null);

Arguments

NameType(s)Description
name (optional)string, array

Setting name, or array to set multiple

value (optional)string, int, array, float, mixed

Value to set, or omit if getting value of $name (default=null)

Return value

array string int bool mixed null


Functions methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.209

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