I want to get the developer name from Plugin.php using the getDeveloper() method so I created a function devName() in Variable.php

public function devName() {
    return craft()->crmPortal->getDeveloper();

but when i want it to print it in my template, using this {{craft.crmPortal.devName}} I'm having this Error. Property "Craft\WebApp.crmPortal" is not defined.

  • Two things - you're using devName and getName ... and as I mentioned, it may be a case sensitivity issue - what's the actual class name of your plugin that you've defined? And you've installed your plugin in setting right? Apr 25 '17 at 8:44
  • Yup ! i installed it in plugin settings. the class name in my CrmPortalPlugin.php is => class CrmPortalPlugin Apr 25 '17 at 8:55
  • Craft\CrmPortalService and its behaviors do not have a method or closure named "getDeveloper". I'm getting this error right now Apr 25 '17 at 8:58
  • Yes, because you have called the function devName() above...so use .devName in your twig code. All this stuff is very name sensitive. Apr 25 '17 at 8:59
  • do i need to right something in services ? Apr 25 '17 at 9:01

It sounds like you're attempting to access the getDeveloper method on your plugin's main service class, but the class doesn't exist.

You have two options:

  1. Create the service class, and implement a getDeveloper method.
  2. Call the getDeveloper method on your main plugin class (which I suspect is what you're really trying to do).

Option One: Service

Your minimal service class will look like this:


namespace Craft;

class CrmPortalService extends BaseApplicationComponent
     * Returns the developer name.
     * You could either hard-code the developer name, or you could
     * retrieve it from the main plugin class, as described in
     * option two.
     * @return string
    public function getDeveloper()
        return 'John Doe';

Option Two: Plugin

Craft uses Services to expose functionality, in exactly the same way that plugins do. If you're trying to figure out how to do something, just look for a Craft Service with a similar name.

In this case, you want to retrieve your main plugin file, so the PluginsService is a good place to start. We're in luck, it has a getPlugin method, which accepts a plugin handle, and returns the plugin class.

Here's how you might use that, to call the getDeveloper method in your main plugin class.

  • I want to access the getDeveloper() method in the CrmPortalPlugin.php and print it into the screen Apr 26 '17 at 0:53
  • What I did was I create a function developerName() in Variable.php and put the craft()->plugins->getPlugin('crmPortal')->getDeveloper();. And i used it in my template to print it on the screen using {{ craft.crmPortal.developerName() }} Apr 26 '17 at 0:59
  • Good to hear you got it sorted. If you haven't already done so, I recommend having a read through the plugin development documentation, to understand how the various elements of a plugin work together. Apr 26 '17 at 1:01
  • Thank you sir . Can you also give me an advice on what to read if i want to make an http request in craft cms? Apr 26 '17 at 1:09
  • I take it you mean an HTTP request from your plugin to an external site (such as an API)? If so, you should take a look at Guzzle (version 3 is a bit out of date, but it's what Craft uses internally, so it's easier to just stick with that). Apr 26 '17 at 1:14

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