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Simple Template Engine: Template engine based on text replacement

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This class implements a simple template engine that works by replacing text.

It can read a template file into a string. Then it searches and replaces all occurrences of the template place holder marks with the values of one or more template arguments.

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Simple Template Engine - Text based template parser.

Simple Template Engine is a small, simple text-based template parsing engine that works on text replacement.


Simply drop Template.php in any project and call include 'src/Template.php';, where 'src/' is the path to where you placed the template engine file(s).

For example:


include 'src/simple_tpl/Template.php';


Basic Usage


include 'src/simple_tpl/Template.php';

$tpl = new \Esi\Template();


There are three main methods of the Template class that are used to parse and display a template. An example is provided with the 'examples' directory. Those methods are 'assign()', 'parse()' and 'display()'. The 'display()' method is a wrapper for 'parse()' with the only difference being that 'display()' will echo the contents of the template instead of returning them as a string.

A Simple Example

PHP Code


// Include class file and instantiate.
require_once '../src/Template.php';
$tpl = new \Esi\Template();

* assign expects an array of:
*     variable => value
* Variables in your template(s) should be in the form of:
*     {variable}
    'title'   => 'Simple Template Engine Test',
    'content' => 'This is a test of the <a href="">Simple Template Engine</a> class by Eric Sizemore.'

// Parse the template file


Template HTML

	<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html" />






  • Simple Template Engine works with PHP 7.0.0 or above.

Submitting bugs and feature requests

Bugs and feature requests are tracked on GitHub

Issues are the quickest way to report a bug. If you find a bug or documentation error, please check the following first:

  • That there is not an Issue already open concerning the bug
  • That the issue has not already been addressed (within closed Issues, for example)


Simple Template Engine accepts contributions of code and documentation from the community. These contributions can be made in the form of Issues or Pull Requests on the Simple Template Engine repository.

Simple Template Engine is licensed under the GNU GPL v3 license. When submitting new features or patches to Simple Template Engine, you are giving permission to license those features or patches under the GNU GPL v3 license.


Before we look into how, here are the guidelines. If your Pull Requests fail to pass these guidelines it will be declined and you will need to re-submit when you?ve made the changes. This might sound a bit tough, but it is required for me to maintain quality of the code-base.

PHP Style

Please ensure all new contributions match the PSR-2 coding style guide. The project is not fully PSR-2 compatible, yet; however, to ensure the easiest transition to the coding guidelines, I would like to go ahead and request that any contributions follow them.


If you change anything that requires a change to documentation then you will need to add it. New methods, parameters, changing default values, adding constants, etc are all things that will require a change to documentation. The change-log must also be updated for every change. Also PHPDoc blocks must be maintained.


One thing at a time: A pull request should only contain one change. That does not mean only one commit, but one change - however many commits it took. The reason for this is that if you change X and Y but send a pull request for both at the same time, we might really want X but disagree with Y, meaning we cannot merge the request. Using the Git-Flow branching model you can create new branches for both of these features and send two requests.


Eric Sizemore - <> - <>


Simple Template Engine is licensed under the GNU GPL v3 License - see the LICENSE file for details

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