Wire::className() method

Return this object’s class name

By default, this method returns the class name without namespace. To include the namespace, call it with boolean true as the first argument.


echo $page->className(); // outputs: Page
echo $page->className(true); // outputs: ProcessWire\Page


// basic usage
$string = $wire->className();

// usage with all arguments
$string = $wire->className($options = null);


options (optional)array, bool, null

Specify boolean true to return class name with namespace, or specify an array of one or more options:

  • lowercase (bool): Specify true to make it return hyphenated lowercase version of class name (default=false).
  • namespace (bool): Specify true to include namespace from returned class name (default=false).
  • Note: The lowercase and namespace options may not both be true at the same time.

Return value


String with class name

Wire methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.184

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