$templates API variable / Templates class

Manages and provides access to all the Templates.

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

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Common

NameReturnSummary 
$templates->add(string $name)
TemplateAdd and save new template (and fieldgroup) with given name and return it 
$templates->clone($item)
bool Saveable TemplateClone the given Template
$templates->delete($item)
boolDelete a Template
$templates->get($key)
Template null stringGet a template by name or ID 
$templates->getNumPages(Template $tpl)
intReturn the number of pages using the provided Template 
$templates->getPageClass(Template $template)
stringGet class name to use for pages using given Template 
$templates->getParentPage(Template $template)
Page NullPage null PageArrayReturn the parent page that this template assumes new pages are added to 
$templates->getParentPages(Template $template)
PageArrayReturn all possible parent pages for the given template, if predefined 
$templates->rename(Template $template, string $name)
(nothing)Rename given template (and its fieldgroup, and file, when possible) 
$templates->save($item)
boolSave a Template

For hooks

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

NameReturnSummary 
$templates->fileModified(Template $template)
(nothing)Hook called when a Template detects that its file has changed

Additional methods and properties

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

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.172

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