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Mustache views for the Zend Framework using the mustache.php implementation.

The original zfmustache was a fork off of mustache.php instead of using the flexibility of git submodules. Many of the files in this repository are based around the original.


Add zfmustache as a submodule in your project:

cd my_app_directory

git submodule add git:// library/Mustache

cd library/Mustache

git submodule init

git submodule update

cd vendor/mustache

git submodule init

git submodule update

Use it

The application resource will instantiate the view, set the Mustache engine autoloader and update the view renderer (unless enabled is set to false). Add the following to your application.ini to enable mustache views:

pluginpaths.Mustache_Application_Resource = "Mustache/Application/Resource"
resources.mustache.basePath = APPLICATION_PATH "/views" 

You can also set the directory in which the partials reside

resources.mustache.partialPath[] = APPLICATION_PATH "/views/partials"

You can also use mustache views only in specific controllers or actions. In that case setting the view renderer has to be disabled:

pluginpaths.Mustache_Application_Resource = "Mustache/Application/Resource"
resources.mustache.basePath = APPLICATION_PATH "/views"
resources.mustache.enabled = false

After that the bootstrapped mustache view can be retrieved in any controller:

    class IndexController extends Zend_Controller_Action
        public function init()
                            $bootstrap = $this->getInvokeArg('bootstrap');
            $this->view = $bootstrap->getResource('mustache');
            $viewRenderer = $this->_helper->getHelper('viewRenderer');

        public function indexAction()
                            // action body
                            $this->view->planet = "Mars";
                            // Using a PHP 5.3 lambda function to render bold Text:
                            $engine = $this->view->getEngine();
                            $this->view->bold = function($text) use($engine) {
                                    return "<strong>" . $engine->render($text) . "</strong>";

A mustache file

Create a file called APPLICATION_PATH/scripts/views/index/index.mustache e.g. like this:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "">
        <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
        <title>Mustache Test</title>
        <h1>Hello {{planet}}!</h1>
        Hello {{#bold}}bold {{planet}}{{/bold}}
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