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Templates in CI version 4

Hey guys

First, I'm not sure if 'template' is the technical term for this. In CI version 3, I created a MY_Loader file in the core folder and I used that to load the Header, View, and Footer with just one line of code:

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Then inside the controllers I'd use it like this:

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How do I do this with CI 4? So far I've been loading the views for the Header, View, and Footer files individually in each instance, which is not ideal if I want to switch templates (from v1 to v2, for example).

(This post was last modified: 11-24-2019, 04:50 AM by InsiteFX.)

You can do it almost the same way.

Add your template method to the CI 4 BaseController.

Then extend all your controllers from the BaseController.

I tested it here and it worked fine.


PHP Code:
    public function template(string $page, array $data)
        echo view('templates/v1/header'$data);
        echo view($page$data);
        echo view('templates/v1/footer'$data);

Then call it like this:

PHP Code:
$this->template('auth/login, $data); 
What did you Try? What did you Get? What did you Expect?

Joined CodeIgniter Community 2009.  ( Skype: insitfx )

Take a look at View Layouts which accomplish much the same thing and it might even be more versatile and easier to use than the extended loader method.

Thank you @InsiteFX, I initially tried something similar but couldn't get it to work. Your method works great. Also, @Dave friend thank you for the suggestion, I will check it out now.

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