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Website Settings

The Website Settings give you the possibility to configure website-specific settings, which you can access in every controller and view.


  • ReCAPTCHA public & private key
  • Locale settings
  • Google Maps API key
  • Defaults
  • ....

Access the Settings

You can access the settings in every controller and view with $this->config. This variable contains a Zend_Config object containing your settings.

If you're not in a view or controller you can use Pimcore\Tool\Frontend::getWebsiteConfig(); to retrieve the configuration.

Example Configuration

Website Setting Config

Example in a View

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.google.com/jsapi?autoload=%7B%22modules%22%3A%5B%7B%22name%22%3A%22maps%22%2C%22version%22%3A%222%22%7D%5D%7D&amp;key=<?= $this->config->googleMapsKey ?>"></script>

Example in a Controller

public function testAction () {
    $recaptchaKeyPublic = $this->config->recaptchaPublic;

Manipulate the values in a Controller

If you want to change the value of a website setting from your PHP script, for example from a controller, you can use this code.

public function testAction () {
    $somesetting = \Pimcore\Model\WebsiteSetting::getByName('somenumber');
    $currentnumber = $somesetting->getData();
    //Now do something with the data or set new data
    //Count up in this case
    $newnumber = $currentnumber + 1;