Pagefile::description() method

Get or set the file’s description (with multi-language support).

When not in a multi-language environment, you can still use this method but we recommend using the simpler method of just getting/seting the Pagefile::$description property directly instead.


// Get a Pagefile to work with
$pagefile = $page->files->first();

// Setting description
$pagefile->description('en', 'Setting English description');
$pagefile->description('de', 'Setting German description');

// Getting description for current language (whatever it happens to be)
echo $pagefile->description();

// Getting description for language "de"
echo $pagefile->description('de');


// basic usage
$string = $pagefile->description();

// usage with all arguments
$string = $pagefile->description($language = null, $value = null);


language (optional)
value (optional)null, string

Specify only when you are setting (single language) rather than getting a value.

Return value

string array

Pagefile methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.137

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