Twig Templating

composer require twig/twig

Siler doesn't have direct dependencies, to stay fit, it favors peer dependencies, which means you have to explicitly declare a twig dependency in your project in order to use it.

Siler will internally handle the Twig_Environment instance.

use Siler\Twig;


Actually it is also returned at init function call, so you call add Twig plugins, filters and functions, for example, adding Siler\Http\url into Twig's Environment to later reference static assets on the public folder:

    ->addFunction(new Twig_SimpleFunction('url', 'Siler\Http\url'));

At initialization, you can also provide a path to templates cache as second argument and if you want to let Twig debug as third argument (defaults to false):

$shouldTwigDebug = true;
Twig\init('path/to/templates', 'path/to/templates/cache', $shouldTwigDebug);

To render a template, simply call render at Twig namespace:

echo Twig\render('pages/home.twig');

An passing parameters can be done by the second argument:

$data = ['message' => 'Hello World'];
echo Twig\render('pages/home.twig', $data);

Something that can be confusing using Siler is that some function does outputs and other doesn't, like Twig\render. So remember that Twig\render will only return the rendered template within its given data and you should explicit output or let Response do it:

$html = Twig\render('pages/home.twig');

Also, remember that you can always bring you own template engine to the playground without any bridging stuff or use PHP itself on your views.

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