Reference

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Field methods

Field methods are registered with the fieldMethods extension.

Default field methods

For a full list of default field methods, please check out the Reference.

Getting started

/site/plugins/your-plugin/index.php
Kirby::plugin('your/plugin', [
    'fieldMethods' => [
        'quote' => function ($field) {
            return '“' . $field->value . '”';
        }
    ]
]);

This example shows the basic architecture of creating a new field method. You define the method name with the array key for the fieldsMethod array. The callback function receives the $field object as first argument.

How to use your new field method

<?= $page->title()->quote() ?>

The $field object

The object passed to the callback function gives you access to three important attributes.

Attribute Description
$field->key Name of the field
$field->value Raw content of the field
$field->model Parent object: $page, $site, $file or $user

Return options

There are three common scenarios, what field methods can do:

1. Modifying the field for further chaining

Kirby::plugin('your/plugin', [
    'fieldMethods' => [
        'quote' => function ($field) {
            $field->value = '“' . $field->value . '”';
            return $field;
        }
    ]
]);

If you want to make it possible that the field value can be further modified by other field methods, you must modify the field value by overwriting/modifying $field->value and returning the $field object.

Example

<?= $page->title()->quote()->lower() ?>

2. Directly returning a modified value

Kirby::plugin('your/plugin', [
    'fieldMethods' => [
        'quote' => function ($field) {
            return '“' . $field->value . '”';
        }
    ]
]);

When you directly return the modified value, further chaining is not possible.

Example

<?= $page->title()->quotes()->lower() ?>
<!-- will throw an error -->

<?= $page->title()->quotes() ?>
<!-- will work fine -->

3. Returning info about the field

Kirby::plugin('your/plugin', [
    'fieldMethods' => [
        'hasQuotes' => function ($field) {
            return preg_match('^“.*”$', $field->value);
        }
    ]
]);

Field methods can also be used to make if clauses easier or return info about a value, such as the length or the readingtime.

Example

<?php if ($page->title()->hasQuotes()) : ?>
The title is wrapped in quotes.
<?php endif ?>

Working with method arguments

In some cases it might be helpful to be able to pass arguments to the method:

<?= $page->title()->quote('«', '»') ?>

The definition for such a method with arguments is very simple:

Kirby::plugin('your/plugin', [
    'fieldMethods' => [
        'quote' => function ($field, $start = '“', $end = '”') {
            $field->value = $start . $field->value . $end;
            return $field;
        }
    ]
]);