I'm having an exceedingly difficult time trying to retrieve the Site URL and Name in a custom plugin I am developing.

My research has led me to believe this would work:

$envVar = craft()->config->get('environmentVariables');
$siteUrl = $envVar['siteUrl'];
$siteName = $envVar['siteName'];

But in practice this hasn't worked. Does anyone know the correct way?


You can get them via craft()->getSiteUrl() and craft()->getSiteName().


In Craft 3 you can do this:

use craft\helpers\UrlHelper;

  • What about siteName? Dec 6 '20 at 17:37
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    @good_afternoon I just updated my answer to include that. Dec 7 '20 at 6:13

What you've done should work fine for actual environment variables, but both siteUrl and siteName are proper config settings that you can access via craft()->config->get('siteUrl') and craft()->config->get('siteName').

  • I am still have issues retrieving the values in this way. Note: I am accessing them via an Event, specifically when an entry is saved. Would that have an impact on this?
    – Zack Brady
    Oct 1 '15 at 19:54
  • Shouldn't. Can you add your craft/config/general.php contents to the original question?
    – Brad Bell
    Oct 2 '15 at 0:38

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