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Kirby 3.6.1

Layout methods

Layout methods are registered with the layoutMethods extension.

Default layout methods

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

Be aware that you cannot override these default layout methods with any custom layout method.

Getting started

You can extend the set of defined layout methods in a plugin file.

/site/plugins/layout-methods/index.php
Kirby::plugin('my/plugin', [
    'layoutMethods' => [
          'test' => function () {
              return 'layout method';
          }
      ]
]);

This example shows the basic architecture of a layout method. You define the method name with the key for the layoutMethods extension array. $this in the callback function refers to the $layout object.

Working with method arguments

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

You can define arguments for a method like this:

/site/plugins/layout-methods/index.php
Kirby::plugin('my/plugin', [
    'layoutMethods' => [
        'blocks' => function ($limit = null) {
            $blocks = [];

            foreach ($layout->columns() as $column) {
                foreach ($column->blocks() as $block) {
                    $blocks[] = $block->toArray();
                }
            }

            return Blocks::factory($blocks)->limit($limit);
        }
    ]
]);

And then use it like this:

<?= $layout->blocks(3) ?>