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Kirby 4.1.0


Use the link field to create links to external URLs, internal pages, files, email addresses and telephone numbers. The link field is also used in the link dialogs of the writer and textarea fields.

Field properties

Name Type Default Description
autofocus bool Sets the focus on this field when the form loads. Only the first field with this label gets
default Default value for the field, which will be used when a page/file/user is created
disabled bool If true, the field is no longer editable and will not be saved
help Optional help text below the field
label The field label can be set as string or associative array with translations
options array
required bool If true, the field has to be filled in correctly to be saved.
translate bool true If false, the field will be disabled in non-default languages and cannot be translated. This is only relevant in multi-language setups.
when Conditions when the field will be shown (since 3.1.0)
width string 1/1 The width of the field in the field grid. Available widths: 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 2/3, 3/4


    type: link
  • url
  • page
  • file
  • email
  • tel
  • anchor
  • custom

If an icon has been defined in the page's blueprint, it will be used in the page selector.

    type: link
      - page
      - anchor

Use in templates/snippets

Use the toUrl() method to convert any type of link to a valid URL:

<a href="<?= $page->link()->toUrl() ?>"><?= $page->link() ?></a>

Adding a target, link text, class names etc. are not supported by the link field. However, there is a much more flexible and extensible way of adding such data to your links: Wrapping the link field within an object field.

    type: object
        type: link
         type: text
        type: toggle
        text: Open in new window?
         type: text

Then create a snippet that you can re-use across your site for all such wrapped link fields. Here is a basic example for you to extend according to your requirements:

<?php $linkObject = $page->linkObject()->toObject(); ?>
    href="<?= $linkObject->link()->toUrl() ?>"
    <?= $linkObject->target()->toBool() === true ? 'target="_blank"' : '' ?>
    <?= $linkObject->classnames()->isNotEmpty() ? 'class="' . $linkObject->classnames() . '"' : '' ?>
  <?= $linkObject->linkText()->or($linkObject->link()) ?>