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

  • Quick weekly update covering this week's commits for the upcoming 3.0.167 ProcessWire core version— More
    18 September 2020
  • This week ProcessWire version 3.0.166 is released on the dev branch. In this post we’ll cover all that’s new relative to the previous version, 3.0.165. Plus we’ll check out the latest new versions of ProCache and FormBuilder— More
    11 September 2020
  • Weekly update – 28 August 2020 – New secure files option defined per-template: More
    28 August 2020

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #331
    In the 331st issue of ProcessWire Weekly we're going to check out the latest core and Pro module updates (ProcessWire 3.0.166, ProCache 4.0.1, and Form Builder v44), introduce the Wireframe API module, and more. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 12 September 2020
  • ProcessWire 3.0.166 core updates and more
    This week ProcessWire version 3.0.166 is released on the dev branch. In this post we’ll cover all that’s new relative to the previous version, 3.0.165. Plus we’ll check out the latest new versions of ProCache and FormBuilder.
    Blog / 11 September 2020
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