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Include PHP in

edited December 2013 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

Hello friends!

I'm developing a Vanilla Forum and I am very happy with the result. But, how can I include a top, that is in php file, in my header?

I tried (file:



Sorry for my bad English!

Thanks in advance! :-)


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    vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP
    edited December 2013

    You can't include php while your theme is based on tpl inside the default.master.tpl

    What theme do you use ? Try a php based theme to be able to add more php

    otherwise try to get familiar with Smarty

    Please provide the Vanilla version number you are using.

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    Ok vrijvlinder.

    I am use Ozone Theme. Look:
    And Vanilla Forum 2.1

    Can you help me?

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    vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP
    edited December 2013

    Can you elaborate on what it is that you wish to add to the master?

    You can use standard html in the default.master.tpl

    Ok I think I understand , you wish to add a php file to be called from the tpl ?

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    edited December 2013

    Ok I get it. I have a site with several functions, one of which is the forum. To avoid losing the "pattern", only wanted to add the "top" (PHP+HTML+CSS) of the website Forum.

    But if there is no other way, I will add the same common HTML.

    Thank you!

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    LincLinc Detroit Admin

    You can use a default.master.php file instead of a .tpl file. This will allow PHP, but it will mean you can't use any Smarty at all. It makes Vanilla theming a bit rougher. Personally, I'd just include the common HTML rather than converting to a PHP template.

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    vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP

    To avoid losing the "pattern"

    This means the style ?

    You can replicate the style to match, either use some html combination with css .

    You are very Welcome

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    edited December 2013

    Thanks Licoln and vrijvlinder!
    I ended up writing wrong (To avoid losing the "pattern" - not to lose formatting). haha

    Lincoln, How can I only use PHP?


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    vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP

    How can I only use PHP?

    You would need to use a php based theme one that use default.master.php I personally like that more than Smarty .

    Maybe your theme can be converted or you can try a php based theme here in the addons and see how it's built and replicate it.

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    Ok ok vrijvlinder! Thanks a lot!

    Have a good night!!! :-)

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    In a themhook file you can also make and register a smarty function to the framework. Then use it to include a file and return the result.

    grep is your friend.

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