About Select File Fieldtype

Field that stores a filename from a folder.

Category 1Field Types
Fieldtype modules that represent a data type used by fields.
Category 2Input Fields
Inputfield modules that provide a UI input widget in the ProcessWire admin.
Release StateStable
Should be safe for use in production environments. *
Module Version1.0.5
Class NameFieldtypeSelectFile
Compatibility2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
Date AddedMay 14, 2014
Last UpdatedJune 27, 2019
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This module's files should be placed in /site/modules/FieldtypeSelectFile/
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FieldtypeSelectFile & InputfieldSelectFile

Inputfield Select File is an Inputfield & Fieldtype to select a single file or folder and stores the name and / or use the selected file as page template. The last option enables the editor to use multiple views for a page, depending on the selected template.


  • The folder containing the files and/or folders.

    • A relative path relative to the /site/templates/ folder.
  • Hide file extensions

  • Hide PHP File Description

    • PHP files can have a comment called "Description" at the top of the file which will be displayed in the dropdown if it exists. Check this option to disable it.
  • Hide files

  • Hide folders

  • Natural Sort (Select options)

    • Sort files and folders in natural ordering
  • Change Page Template

    • Just before the Page::loaded event the selected file is set as template file for the page. This setting can only be applied once per a page and folders are exluded from the select inputfield.

    Note that a page with no associated template file will render with the selected file.

When to use ?

Let editors select a file and base your own logic upon this. With the change page template setting you're able to use the selected file as template file. This could reduce the amount of normal templates needed and let editors choose how the page get rendered. This field is real good companion with InputfieldSelector, there are plenty of use cases for this Inputfield.

In the examples I call the field selected_file.

// let the editor choose a CSS file
$config->scripts->append($config->urls->templates . "scripts/" . $page->selected_file);

 * advanced usage example
 * You need multiple ways to render your markup. Let the site editor choose which
 * file the page need to render.

$tpl = new TemplateFile($config->paths->templates . "includes/" . $page->selected_file);
$tpl->set('current', $page);
$markup = $tpl->render();