$wire API variable / ProcessWire class

Represents an instance of ProcessWire connected with a set of API variables.

This class boots a ProcessWire instance. The current ProcessWire instance is represented by the $wire API variable.

// To create a new ProcessWire instance
$wire = new ProcessWire('/server/path/', 'https://hostname/url/');

Click any linked item for full usage details and examples. Hookable methods are indicated with the icon. In addition to those shown below, the ProcessWire class also inherits all the methods and properties of: Wire.

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(nothing)Create a new ProcessWire instance 
$wire->adminTheme AdminTheme AdminThemeFramework null 
ConfigStatic method to build a Config object for booting ProcessWire 
$wire->cache WireCache 
$wire->config Config 
$wire->database WireDatabasePDO 
$wire->datetime WireDateTime 
$wire->fieldgroups Fieldgroups 
$wire->fields Fields 
$wire->fieldtypes Fieldtypes 
$wire->files WireFileTools 
$wire->fuel Fuel 
stringGet root path, check it, and optionally auto-detect it if not provided 
$wire->hooks WireHooks 
$wire->input WireInput 
$wire->languages Languages (present only if LanguageSupport installed) 
$wire->log WireLog 
$wire->mail WireMailTools 
$wire->modules Modules 
$wire->notices Notices 
$wire->page Page 
$wire->pages Pages 
$wire->permissions Permissions 
$wire->process Process ProcessPageView 
$wire->profiler WireProfilerInterface 
$wire->roles Roles 
$wire->sanitizer Sanitizer 
$wire->session Session 
$wire->set(string $key, $value)
$thisSet a new API variable 
$wire->setStatus(int $status)
(nothing)Set the system status to one of the ProcessWire::status* constants 
$wire->templates Templates 
$wire->urls Paths 
$wire->user User 
$wire->users Users 
$wire->wire ProcessWire 


ProcessWire::htaccessVersion const301Minimum required .htaccess file version 
ProcessWire::indexVersion const300Minimum required index.php version, represented by the PROCESSWIRE define 
ProcessWire::statusBoot const1Status when system is booting API variables available: $wire, $hooks, $config, $classLoader 
ProcessWire::statusDownload const32Status when current request will send a file download to client and exit (rather than rendering a page template file) All API variables available 
ProcessWire::statusFailed const1024Status when the request failed due to an Exception or 404 API variables should be checked for availability before using. 
ProcessWire::statusFinished const128Status when the request has been fully delivered (but before a redirect) All API variables available 
ProcessWire::statusInit const2Status when system and modules are initializing All API variables available except for $page 
ProcessWire::statusNone const0Status prior to boot (no API variables available) 
ProcessWire::statusReady const4Status when system, $page and all API variables are ready All API variables available 
ProcessWire::statusRender const8Status when the current $page’s template file is being rendered, set right before render All API variables available 
ProcessWire::versionMajor const3Major version number 
ProcessWire::versionMinor const0Minor version number 
ProcessWire::versionRevision const161Reversion revision number 
ProcessWire::versionSuffix constdevVersion suffix string (when applicable) 

For hooks

These methods are only useful for hooking and should not be called directly.

(nothing)Hookable ready for anyone that wants to hook when the request is finished
(nothing)Hookable init for anyone that wants to hook immediately before any autoload modules initialized or after all modules initialized
(nothing)Hookable ready for anyone that wants to hook immediately before any autoload modules ready or after all modules ready

Additional methods and properties

In addition to the methods and properties above, ProcessWire also inherits the methods and properties of these classes:

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.161

Twitter updates

  • New ProcessWire query expansion search operators can now add automatic word inflections and lemmatisation, enabling you to build even smarter search engines with ProcessWire. More
    3 July 2020
  • ProcessWire 3.0.161 adds support for selector operator stacking, enabling you automatically broaden searches in a single pages.find() call— More
    26 June 2020
  • ProcessWire 3.0.160 adds powerful new text-searching operators, bringing a new level of power to page-finding API calls, especially when it comes to search engine type queries. Post also includes a demo search engine where you can test it all out live— More
    19 June 2020

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #321
    In the 321st issue of ProcessWire Weekly we're going to check out the latest core updates, introduce two new third party modules, and check out a brand new site of the week. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 4 July 2020
  • Powerful new text-searching abilities in 3.0.160
    In ProcessWire 3.0.160 we’ve got some major upgrades and additions to our text-search abilities. This brings a whole new level of power to $pages->find() and similar API calls, especially when it comes to search engine type queries.
    Blog / 19 June 2020
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