$files->mkdir() method

Create a directory that is writable to ProcessWire and uses the defined $config chmod settings

Unlike PHP's mkdir() function, this function manages the read/write mode consistent with ProcessWire's setting $config->chmodDir, and it can create directories recursively. Meaning, if you want to create directory /a/b/c/ and directory /a/ doesn't yet exist, this method will take care of creating /a/, /a/b/, and /a/b/c/.

The $recursive and $chmod arguments may optionally be swapped (since 3.0.34).


// Create a new directory in ProcessWire's cache dir
if($files->mkdir($config->paths->cache . 'foo-bar/')) {
  // directory created: /site/assets/cache/foo-bar/


// basic usage
$bool = $files->mkdir(string $path);

// usage with all arguments
$bool = $files->mkdir(string $path, $recursive = false, $chmod = null);



Directory you want to create

recursive (optional)bool, string

If set to true, all directories will be created as needed to reach the end.

chmod (optional)string, null, bool

Optional mode to set directory to (default: $config->chmodDir), format must be a string i.e. "0755" If omitted, then ProcessWire's $config->chmodDir setting is used instead.

Return value


True on success, false on failure

$files methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.137

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