Modules (plugins) and hooks

A module is a type of plugin that runs in ProcessWire, and they come in many flavors. At its core, ProcessWire is a platform for executing modules, and much ProcessWire is built upon these modules. Hooks enable you to intercept and modify events in ProcessWire and can be used both inside and outside of modules.

  • Introduction to modules

    Learn about what modules are, what different flavors of modules are available, how to install them, and where to get them.
  • Module development

    It is easy to develop a module in ProcessWire, though some PHP experience is helpful. This section introduces module development and guides you through a simple example to get you started.
  • Module types

    This page looks at the different predefined types of modules in ProcessWire and what they do. It also provides the recommended naming prefixes for modules so that ProcessWire can recognize your module type without actually loading it.
  • Using hooks

    ProcessWire contains many methods that you may easily hook in order to modify the behavior of the method. Hooks can also be used to add new methods to existing classes.
  • Pro modules

    Pro modules are commercial modules developed by Ryan Cramer (lead developer of ProcessWire) that support the development of the ProcessWire core.

Twitter updates

  • ProcessWire 3.0.174 core updates: improvements to the new path/URL hooks and more— More
    12 March 2021
  • ProcessWire 3.0.173 adds several new requested features and this post focuses on one of my favorites: the ability to hook into and handle ProcessWire URLs, independent of pages— More
    5 March 2021
  • This week ProcessWire gained powerful new tools for finding pages and controlling how they are loaded. If you like to maximize performance and efficiency, you’ll like what 3.0.172 brings— More
    5 February 2021

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #356
    In the 356th issue of ProcessWire Weekly we'll cover the latest core updates (ProcessWire 3.0.173), introduce new third party modules RockCalculator and RockIframe, and take a closer look at a brand new site of the week. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 6 March 2021
  • ProcessWire 3.0.173 core updates: New URL hooks
    ProcessWire 3.0.173 adds several new requested features and this post focuses on one of my favorites: the ability to hook into and handle ProcessWire URLs, independent of pages.
    Blog / 5 March 2021
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