The Concrete\Core\Page\Page object is one of the most commonly used throughout Concrete CMS. Pages are the entry point to a site, and with custom attributes can store lots of information that developers might want to access. Additionally, operations as simple as printing out the date a page was created or the name of a page require understanding how to retrieve and operate on the page object.

Retrieving the Current Page Object

From within a Page Template

Within a page template (e.g. a template file found in a theme or a single page template) you don't have to do anything to retrieve the current page object. It's already present in the local scope:


(The $c stands for "current page.")

From within a Block Template

The $c object isn't always available in a block's view or edit template. Instead, use this snippet of code to retrieve the current page:

$c = \Page::getCurrentPage();

Getting a Page By Path or ID

Sometimes you want to operate on a page that you know exists in a certain spot on the tree.

$c = \Page::getByPath('/path/to/page', 'ACTIVE'); // N.B. this has changed from 'APPROVED' to 'ACTIVE'

Similarly, if you know the exact numerical ID of the page you want to work with, use this code:

$c = \Page::getByID(1, 'ACTIVE'); // Retrieves the home page.

Once you have a page object, there's a lot you can do with it.

Retrieving the Most Recent Page Object

The examples above return the page object and load the approved Page Version object for that page. Most of the time this is right, ensuring that you're displaying information from the approved version of the page you're interested in. Sometimes, however, a developer might want to retrieve the most recent version of the page, rather than the approved one. To do so, just omit the version specifier.

$c = \Page::getByPath('/path/to/page');

$c = \Page::getByID(1);