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Kirby 3 Plugin for a fast Page lookup even in big content trees

1.2.4 2021-09-15 21:30 UTC


Mainly intended to be used with now deprecated AutoID plugin. Use my Boost plugin instead since that inherited lots of Bolts logic.

Kirby 3 Bolt

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Kirby 3 Plugin for a fast Page lookup even in big content trees

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  • unzip as folder site/plugins/kirby3-bolt or
  • git submodule add site/plugins/kirby3-bolt or
  • composer require bnomei/kirby3-bolt

Why is Bolt faster and how much?

Because it does not scan each directory and file but skips as many of them as possible. Once you use the Page-Object in your code Kirby will lazily load uninitalized properties.

How much is gained depends on how many have been skipped. You can in average expect it to be n-times faster by the average folder count in your content tree. Example: 1000 pages in 10 folders 3 levels deep: 10*10*10. If you need a page from the third level Kirby would have to create a page index of 10+10+10=30 pages but Bolt will create only 3.


// lets assume 1000 pages: 10*10*10
$id = 'this-page-has/ten-siblings/in-every-subfolder';
$page = page($id); // kirby core
$page = bolt($id); // ~10x faster lookup

// can lookup beginning at a certain page as well
$page = $somePage->bolt($idInTree);

// it's even faster when you look up based on a directory name
$page = bolt('1_this-page-has/5_ten-siblings/3_in-every-subfolder');

Works great with


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This plugin is provided "as is" with no guarantee. Use it at your own risk and always test it yourself before using it in a production environment. If you find any issues, please create a new issue.



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