$pages->save() method

Save a page object and its fields to database.

If the page is new, it will be inserted. If existing, it will be updated. This is the same as calling $page->save(). If you want to just save a particular field in a Page, use $page->save($fieldName) instead.

Example

// Modify a page and save it
$p = $pages->get('/festivals/decatur/beer/');
$p->of(false); // turn off output formatting, if it's on
$p->title = "Decatur Beer Festival";
$p->summary = "Come and enjoy fine beer and good company at the Decatur Beer Festival.";
$pages->save($p); 

Usage

// basic usage
$bool = $pages->save(Page $page);

// usage with all arguments
$bool = $pages->save(Page $page, array $options = []);

Arguments

NameType(s)Description
pagePage

Page object to save

options (optional)array

Optional array to modify default behavior, with one or more of the following:

  • uncacheAll (boolean): Whether the memory cache should be cleared (default=true).
  • resetTrackChanges (boolean): Whether the page's change tracking should be reset (default=true).
  • quiet (boolean): When true, modified date and modified_users_id won't be updated (default=false).
  • adjustName (boolean): Adjust page name to ensure it is unique within its parent (default=false).
  • forceID (integer): Use this ID instead of an auto-assigned one (new page) or current ID (existing page).
  • ignoreFamily (boolean): Bypass check of allowed family/parent settings when saving (default=false).
  • noHooks (boolean): Prevent before/after save hooks (default=false), please also use $pages->___save() for call.
  • noFields (boolean): Bypass saving of custom fields, leaving only native properties to be saved (default=false).

Return value

bool

True on success, false on failure

Exceptions

Method can throw exceptions on error:

  • WireException


Hooking $pages->save(…)

You can add your own hook events that are executed either before or after the $pages->save(…) 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 $pages->save(…) method call is executed. This type of hook is especially useful for modifying arguments before they are sent to the method.

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

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

  /* Your code here, perhaps modifying arguments */

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

Hooking after

The 'after' hooks are called immediately after each $pages->save(…) method call is executed. This type of hook is especially useful for modifying the value that was returned by the method call.

$this->addHookAfter('Pages::save', function(HookEvent $event) {
  // Get the object the event occurred on, if needed
  $pages = $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);
  $options = $event->arguments(1);

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

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

See Also


$pages methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.172

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