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11:31 pm, October 7, 2021

php html template class system

just a simple php templating system to extract your html files from within the php code into external files, makes things (or your code) a bit neater.


/* custom html template class v0.1 

html templates are located in /templates/

usage example:

$page = new template("page.html");
$page->set("title", "HTML Ipsum Example - generated from page.html template");
$page->set("class", "page-class");
$page->set("content", ipsum_kitchen_sink());
return $page_content = $page->output();


class template {
    public $file;
    public $dir = "templates/";
    public $values = array();
    public function __construct($file) {
        $this->file = $file;

	public function set($key, $value) {
	    $this->values[$key] = $value;
	public function output() {
	    if (!file_exists($this->dir . $this->file)) {
	        return "Error loading template file ($this->dir . $this->file).";
	    $output = file_get_contents($this->dir . $this->file);
	    foreach ($this->values as $key => $value) {
	        $tagToReplace = "[@$key]";
	        $output = str_replace($tagToReplace, $value, $output);
	    return $output;


$card = new template("card.html");
$card->set("title", "HTML Ipsum Example - generated from page.html template");
$card->set("class", "page-class");
$card->set("content", ipsum_kitchen_sink());
// return $page_content = $page->output();
echo $card->output();

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