$pages->of() method

Get or set the current output formatting state

This affects pages loaded after this method has been called. By default, output formatting is turned on on the front-end of the site, and off on the back-end (admin) of the site.


// Dictate that loaded pages should have output formatting enabled

// Get the output formatting state for future loaded pages
if($pages->of()) {
  echo "Output formatting is ON";
} else {
  echo "Output formatting is OFF";


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

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


of (optional)null, bool

Specify boolean to set output formatting state, or omit to get output formatting state.

Return value


Returns current output formatting state.

$pages methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.236

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