In templates I can do something like {{siteName}}. But how do I retrieve this in a module?

I've tried:


I can grab my custom globals via Craft::$app->globals, but the class reference doesn't say anything about the defaults like siteName

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When searching the Craft 3.5.x docs for siteName, I see references to Global Variables and General Config Settings. Screenshot: https://cln.sh/egvIXhxZSzaFjeCgNLxX

However, AFAICT, it works differently for modules/plugins. As per the Sites section in the Craft 3.5.x Class Reference docs at https://docs.craftcms.com/api/v3/craft-services-sites.html, you would do something like one of the following:


I'm getting the name part because I'm using PhpStorm with autocomplete set up as per article at https://nystudio107.com/blog/auto-complete-craft-cms-3-apis-in-twig-with-phpstorm

Screenshot of autocomplete in action: https://cln.sh/T77W1Y69SmR3qPUPv0sb

I'm successfully using Craft::$app->sites->getSiteById(1)->name; in one of my custom modules.

  • Much appreciated! I never used multiple sites before, so I didn't even think of having to access it by current site. thank you thank you!! Dec 6, 2020 at 19:28
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    In support of this answer, the siteName Twig global is just a shortcut to the current site's ->name. See github.com/craftcms/cms/blob/… Dec 6, 2020 at 21:48
  • And in more support of this answer, siteName and siteUrl have been deprecated from 3.6 :)
    – Oli
    Dec 7, 2020 at 7:48
  • @Oli So I SHOULD actually just use the Craft::$app->config->general->siteName and not what setting is in the CP? Dec 7, 2020 at 14:38
  • @good_afternoon: You can see here from the source code how the siteName twig variable is being set. As mentioned in the answer, Craft::$app->getSites()->getCurrentSite()->name will be equivalent. Dec 7, 2020 at 21:56

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