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param()

Returns a single param from the URL

param(string $key, string $fallback = null): string|null

Parameters

Name Type Default Description
$key string
$fallback string null

Return type

string|null

Examples

Besides with URL query variables, you can set parameters via URL in Kirby in a more human-readable way:

http://yourdomain.com/blog/tag:mytag/year:2018

Note that you have to use a semicolon instead of a colon on Windows systems. In your code, you can use the url() method with the params parameter to make sure that the resulting URL is compatible with both Linux and Windows servers, e.g.

$url = url($path, ['params' => ['tag' => 'myTag']]);

Those parameters are very handy when you want to build URL-based filters for your content.

Such parameters will be ignored by the router so the URL which will be fetched by Kirby in this case is http://yourdomain.com/blog.

The parameters can be fetched in templates, snippets or controllers like this:

$tag  = param('tag');
$year = param('year');

You can define a fallback value if a parameter is not set:

$tag  = param('tag', 'design');
$year = param('year', 2018);

Source code

kirby/config/helpers.php#L565