PagesType::delete() method

Permanently delete a page and its fields.

Unlike $pages->trash(), pages deleted here are not restorable.

If you attempt to delete a page with children, and don’t specifically set the $recursive argument to true, then this method will throw an exception. If a recursive delete fails for any reason, an exception will be thrown.

Usage

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

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

Arguments

NameType(s)Description
pagePage
recursive (optional)bool

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

Return value

bool

Exceptions

Method can throw exceptions on error:

  • WireException


Hooking PagesType::delete(…)

You can add your own hook events that are executed either before or after the PagesType::delete(…) method is executed. Examples of both are included below. A good place for hook code such as this is in your /site/ready.php file.

Hooking before

The 'before' hooks are called immediately before each PagesType::delete(…) method call is executed. This type of hook is especially useful for modifying arguments before they are sent to the method.

$this->addHookBefore('PagesType::delete', function(HookEvent $event) {
  // Get the object the event occurred on, if needed
  $PagesType = $event->object;

  // Get values of arguments sent to hook (and optionally modify them)
  $page = $event->arguments(0);
  $recursive = $event->arguments(1);

  /* Your code here, perhaps modifying arguments */

  // Populate back arguments (if you have modified them)
  $event->arguments(0, $page);
  $event->arguments(1, $recursive);
});

Hooking after

The 'after' hooks are called immediately after each PagesType::delete(…) method call is executed. This type of hook is especially useful for modifying the value that was returned by the method call.

$this->addHookAfter('PagesType::delete', function(HookEvent $event) {
  // Get the object the event occurred on, if needed
  $PagesType = $event->object;

  // An 'after' hook can retrieve and/or modify the return value
  $return = $event->return;

  // Get values of arguments sent to hook (if needed)
  $page = $event->arguments(0);
  $recursive = $event->arguments(1);

  /* Your code here, perhaps modifying the return value */

  // Populate back return value, if you have modified it
  $event->return = $return;
});

PagesType methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.125

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