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Every Smarty tag either prints a variable or invokes some sort of function. These are processed and displayed by enclosing the function and its attributes within delimiters like so: {funcname attr1="val1" attr2="val2"}.

Example 3.3. function syntax

{config_load file="colors.conf"}

{include file="header.tpl"}
{insert file="banner_ads.tpl" title="My Site"}

{if $logged_in}
    Welcome, <span style="color:{#fontColor#}">{$name}!</span>
    hi, {$name}

{include file="footer.tpl"}


  • Both built-in functions and custom functions have the same syntax within templates.

  • Built-in functions are the inner workings of Smarty, such as {if}, {section} and {strip}. There should be no need to change or modify them.

  • Custom functions are additional functions implemented via plugins. They can be modified to your liking, or you can create new ones. {html_options} is an example of a custom function.

See also registerPlugin()

by Urgor on Apr 11, 2012 at 9:54
Set array as one of arguments to function use: {func var=['key1'=>'val1', 'key2'=>'val2']} or {func var=['val1', 'val2']}


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