$user->get() method

Get value

This method can accept a simple property name, and also much more:

  • You can retrieve a value using either $page->get('property'); or $page->property.
  • Get the first populated property by specifying multiple properties separated by a pipe, i.e. headline|title.
  • Get multiple properties in a string by specifying a string {property} tags, i.e. {title}: {summary}.
  • Specify a selector string to get the first matching child page, i.e. created>=today.
  • This method can also retrieve sub-properties of object properties, i.e. parent.title.
  • To get a guaranteed iterable value, append [] to the key, i.e. $page->get('name[]'). 3.0.205+


// retrieve the title using get…
$title = $page->get('title');

// …or retrieve using direct access
$title = $page->title;

// retrieve headline if populated, otherwise title
$headline = $page->get('headline|title');

// retrieve title, created date, and summary, formatted in a string
$str = $page->get('{createdStr}: {title} - {summary}');

// example of getting a sub-property: title of parent page
$title = $page->get('parent.title');

// all following features are supported in 3.0.205+

// get value guaranteed to be iterable (array, WireArray, or derived)
$images = $page->get('image[]');
$categories = $page->get('category[]');

// get item by position/index, returns 1 item whether field is single or multi value
$file = $page->get('files[0]'); // get first file  (or null if files is empty)
$file = $page->get('files.first); // same as above
$file = $page->get('files.last'); // get last file
$file = $page->get('files[1]'); // get 2nd file (or null if there isn't one)

// get titles from Page reference field categories in an array
$titles = $page->get('categories.title');  // array of titles
$title = $page->get('categories[0].title'); // string of just first title

// you can also use a selector in [brackets] for a filtered value
// example: get categories with titles matching text 'design'
$categories = $page->get('categories[title%=design]'); // PageArray
$category = $page->get('categories[title%=design][0]'); // Page or null
$titles = $page->get('categories[title%=design].title'); // array of strings
$title = $page->get('categories[title%=design].title[0]'); // string or null


$mixed = $user->get(string $key);



Name of property, format string or selector, per the details above.

Return value

null mixed

Value of found property, or NULL if not found.

See Also

$user methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.234

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