$page->of() method

Get or set the current output formatting state of the page

  • Always returns the current output formatting state: true if ON, or false if OFF.

  • To set the current output formatting state, provide a boolean true to turn it ON, or boolean false to turn it OFF.

  • Pages used for front-end output should have output formatting turned ON.

  • Pages that you are manipulating and saving should have output formatting turned OFF.


// Set output formatting state off, for page manipulation
$page->title = 'About Us';


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

// usage with all arguments
$bool = $page->of(bool $outputFormatting = null);


outputFormatting (optional)bool

If specified, sets output formatting state ON or OFF. If not specified, nothing is changed.

Return value


Current output formatting state (before this function call, if it was changed)

$page methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.160

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