$modules->findByPrefix() method

Find modules matching the given prefix (i.e. “Inputfield”)

By default this method returns module class names matching the given prefix. To instead retrieve instantiated (ready-to-use) modules, specify boolean true for the second argument.

Example

// Retrieve array of all Textformatter module names
$items = $modules->findByPrefix('Textformatter');

// Retrieve array of all Textformatter modules (ready to use)
$items = $modules->findByPrefix('Textformatter', true); 

Usage

// basic usage
$array = $modules->findByPrefix(string $prefix);

// usage with all arguments
$array = $modules->findByPrefix(string $prefix, $load = false);

Arguments

NameType(s)Description
prefixstring

Specify prefix, i.e. "Process", "Fieldtype", "Inputfield", etc.

load (optional)bool, int

Specify one of the following:

  • Boolean true to return array of instantiated modules.
  • Boolean false to return array of module names (default).
  • Integer 1 to return array of module info for each matching module.
  • Integer 2 to return array of verbose module info for each matching module.

Return value

array

Returns array of module class names or Module objects. In either case, array indexes are class names.


$modules methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.137

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