$page->delete() method

Delete this page from the database

This is the same as calling $pages->delete($page).

Examples

// Delete pages named "delete-me" that don't have children
$items = $pages->find("name=delete-me, numChildren=0");
foreach($items as $item) {
  $item->delete();
}
// Delete a page and recursively all of its children, grandchildren, etc. 
$item = $pages->get('/some-page/');
$item->delete(true);

Usage

// basic usage
$bool = $page->delete();

// usage with all arguments
$bool = $page->delete(bool $recursive = false);

Arguments

NameType(s)Description
recursive (optional)bool

If set to true, then this will attempt to delete all children too.

Return value

bool

True on success, false on failure.

Exceptions

Method can throw exceptions on error:

  • WireException - when attempting to delete a page with children and $recursive option is not specified.

See Also


$page methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.160

Twitter updates

  • ProcessWire 3.0.161 adds support for selector operator stacking, enabling you automatically broaden searches in a single pages.find() call— More
    26 June 2020
  • ProcessWire 3.0.160 adds powerful new text-searching operators, bringing a new level of power to page-finding API calls, especially when it comes to search engine type queries. Post also includes a demo search engine where you can test it all out live— More
    19 June 2020
  • Preview of ProcessWire 3.0.160 with auto-enable of two-factor authentication, new version of TfaEmail and TfaTotp, and new selector operators coming next week. More
    12 June 2020

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #320
    In the 320th issue of ProcessWire Weekly we're going to check out the latest core updates (ProcessWire 3.0.161), a new third party module called Fieldtype Runtime only, an IndieWeb themed article from Francesco Schwarz, and more. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 27 June 2020
  • Powerful new text-searching abilities in 3.0.160
    In ProcessWire 3.0.160 we’ve got some major upgrades and additions to our text-search abilities. This brings a whole new level of power to $pages->find() and similar API calls, especially when it comes to search engine type queries.
    Blog / 19 June 2020
  • Subscribe to weekly ProcessWire news

“I am currently managing a ProcessWire site with 2 million+ pages. It’s admirably fast, and much, much faster than any other CMS we tested.” —Nickie, Web developer