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currentPageID() for unique names?


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18 February 2009 at 1:39pm (Last edited: 18 February 2009 1:45pm), Community Member, 135 Posts

I am trying to use currentPageID() in a widget I am building, in order for the widget to be installed on several different pages (without having to manually set a unique id). I thought that currentPageID() would do the job, however, I cant get it to work.

Here is the code in question

function pageID() {
      return currentPageID();

I am obviously using this wrong, but I cant find any examples of it being used. Is there an easier way to have a unique page id?


14 May 2009 at 1:50pm Community Member, 55 Posts

I have no idea about writing widgets, so this might be totally unhelpful, but...

can you just use $this->ID (in the code) or $ID in the template.

And in your code, shouldn't it be $this->currentPageID() ?