Return an API variable, or return current ProcessWire instance if given no arguments

  • Call wire() with no arguments returns the current ProcessWire instance.
  • Call wire('var') to return the API variable represented by 'var', or null if not present.
  • Call wire('all') or wire('*') to return an iterable object of all API variables.
  • Call wire($object) to attach $object to the current instance ($object must be Wire-derived object).

Usage

// basic usage
$mixed = wire();

// usage with all arguments
$mixed = wire(string $name = 'wire');

Arguments

NameType(s)Description
name (optional)string

If omitted, returns current ProcessWire instance.

Return value

mixed

Requested API variable or null if it does not exist


Functions methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.168

Twitter updates

  • Happy New Year! Today I’ve bumped the version on the dev branch to 3.0.170, and it’s quite a lot of updates. This post covers most of them. In this post, there’s also a question for you: what would you like to see in ProcessWire in 2021? More
    1 January 2021
  • In this week’s blog post we’ll take a brief look at a powerful new ProFields module for ProcessWire that’s just around the corner—the Combo field: More
    4 December 2020
  • There’s a new modules directory on the ProcessWire site now up and running. In this post we’ll cover a few details about what’s changed and what’s new—More
    20 November 2020

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #347
    In the 347th issue of ProcessWire Weekly we'll check out ProcessWire 3.0.170, introduce the PDF Fieldtype/Inputfield module, and more. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 2 January 2021
  • ProcessWire 3.0.170 core updates
    Happy New Year! Today I’ve bumped the version on the dev branch to 3.0.170, and it’s quite a lot of updates. This post covers most of them. In this post, there’s also a question for you: what would you like to see in ProcessWire in 2021?
    Blog / 1 January 2021
  • Subscribe to weekly ProcessWire news

“Yesterday I sent the client a short documentation for their ProcessWire-powered website. Today all features already used with no questions. #cmsdoneright—Marc Hinse, Web designer/developer