What's the best method to get specific data in Magento 2, i.e. to list all the websites in the CMS? In Magento 1 I'd use


But that doesn't work in Mag2 anymore. I do see code like this:

$this->storeManager = $storeManager;
$id = $this->storeManager->getStore()->getId();

Which I guess would be a fair starting point, but whenever I call this code in the frontend, I get Notice: Undefined variable: storeManager errors. So appareantly this isn't the way to call that storeManager. My question is; what is the right way?


To get the list of all websites, you indeed need to use the storeManager, which is a native variable of every block extending \Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template:

In your block class, you either directly do:


Or if you need to get the websites in a template assigned to your block you can declare a function:

public function getWebsites() {
    return $this->_storeManager->getWebsites();

Then in your template you can do:


Note that if you want to get the websites in a controller or any other non block class, you will have to use dependency injection in the constructor first to be able to use the storeManager code above:

protected $_storeManager;

public function __construct(\Magento\Store\Model\StoreManagerInterface $storeManager)
    $this->_storeManager = $storeManager;
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  • Bear with me here, so I need to make a custom module to use that storeManager var, just to list the websites in the frontend? Seems rather extensive. – Alex Timmer Apr 4 '16 at 9:10
  • When you say "list the websites in the frontend" what does that mean ? In a template ? On a CMS page ? – Raphael at Digital Pianism Apr 4 '16 at 9:11
  • I'm but a humble frontend developer, and Mag2 is quite new to me. All I want to do is to add a website switcher to the header, next to the language switcher. In Mag1 I'd just call the info using the Mage::app(); function. I guess what I'm looking for is the right workflow to get data like that in Magento2 – Alex Timmer Apr 4 '16 at 9:13
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    Well there's already a store switcher provided with M2: Magento\Store\Block\Switcher with its corresponding template: Magento\Store\view\frontend\templates\switch\stores.phtml – Raphael at Digital Pianism Apr 4 '16 at 9:15
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    Well that's a whole another question to your OP, but I reckon you should keep an eye here: magento.stackexchange.com/questions/108851/… – Raphael at Digital Pianism Apr 4 '16 at 9:32

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