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Toggler is a feature toggle library for PHP. It allows you to enable or disable features based on a toggle switch. This is useful in a continues deployment environment, where you can deploy not-yet-ready features which are disabled, and just enable them when the feature is complete.

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Toggler requires PHP 7.1+ and Symfony 3.2+



$ composer require solidworx/toggler:^2.0


Quick Example


use SolidWorx\Toggler\Toggle;
use SolidWorx\Toggler\Storage\ArrayStorage;

$features = [
    'foo' => true,
    'bar' => false

$toggle = new Toggle(new ArrayStorage($features));

You can then check if a feature is active or not using the isActive call


$toggle->isActive('foo'); // true
$toggle->isActive('bar'); // false


Toggler comes with many storage adapters to store the configuration. The most basic is the ArrayStorage class, which takes an array of features.

The StorageFactory class acts as a factory to create the config. You can pass it any value, and it will determine which storage adapter to use. To get an instance of the config, you can use the static factory method


use SolidWorx\Toggler\Storage\StorageFactory;

$features = [
    'foo' => true,
    'bar' => false

$config = StorageFactory::factory($features); // $config will be an instance of ArrayStorage

// Using YAML
$config = StorageFactory::factory('/path/to/config.yml'); // $config will be an instance of YamlFileStorage

Each feature flag need to be a truthy value in order to be enabled.

The following truthy values are accepted:

  • (boolean) true
  • (int) 1
  • '1'
  • 'on'
  • 'true'

Using callbacks

You can also use closures or callbacks to retrieve the value


$features = [
    'foo' => function () {
        return true;
    'bar' => [$myObject, 'checkBar']

Storage Adapters

Toggler supports various storage adapters to store the config.


The most basic config is using an array with the ArrayStorage adapter.


use SolidWorx\Toggler\Storage\StorageFactory;
use SolidWorx\Toggler\Storage\ArrayStorage;
use SolidWorx\Toggler\Toggle;

$features = [
    'foo' => true,
    'bar' => false

$toggle = new Toggle(new ArrayStorage($features));

// Or using the StorageFactory factory
$toggle = new Toggle(StorageFactory::factory($features));


In order to use yml files for config, you need to include the Symfony Yaml Component

To install and use the Yaml component, run the following command from the root of your project:

$ composer require symfony/yaml

Then you can define your config using a yaml file

// config.yml
foo: true
bar: false

Pass the path to the yml file to your config


use SolidWorx\Toggler\Storage\StorageFactory;
use SolidWorx\Toggler\Storage\YamlFileStorage;
use SolidWorx\Toggler\Toggle;

$toggle = new Toggle(new YamlFileStorage('/path/to/config.yml'));

// Or using the StorageFactory factory
$toggle = new Toggle(StorageFactory::factory('/path/to/config.yml'));

PHP File

You can store your config in a separate PHP file. This fille needs to return an array with the config. By default, PHP files always use the ArrayStorage adapter.


// config.php
    'foo' => true,
    'bar' => false,

Pass the path to the PHP file to your config


use SolidWorx\Toggler\Storage\StorageFactory;
use SolidWorx\Toggler\Toggle;

$toggle = new Toggle(StorageFactory::factory('/path/to/config.php'));


You can use Redis to store the configs.

You will then need to either install the Predis library or the Redis PHP extension.

To install Predis, run the following command from the root of your project:

$ composer require predis/predis

The RedisStorage adapter can take any class instance of Redis, RedisArray, RedisCluster or Predis\Client.


use SolidWorx\Toggler\Storage\RedisStorage;
use SolidWorx\Toggler\Toggle;

$redis = new \Redis();
$toggle = new Toggle(new RedisStorage($redis));

Persistent Storage

Toggler supports persisting config values if a storage adapter implements the SolidWorx\Toggler\Storage\PersistenStorageInterface.

The following storage adapters currently supports persisting config values:

  • YamlFileStorage
  • RedisStorage

To update a feature, use the set method:


$toggle->set('foo', true); // This will enable the foo feature
$toggle->set('bar', false); // This will disable the bar feature

Toggle a feature based on context

To enable a feature only under specific conditions (E.G only enable it for users in a certain group, or only enable it for 10% of visitor etc)

Each feature in the config can take a callback, where you can return a truthy value based on any logic you want to add:


$features = [
    'foo' => function (User $user) {
        return in_array('admin', $user->getGroups()); // Only enable features for users in the 'admin' group
    'bar' => function () {
        return  (crc32($_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']) % 100) < 25; // Only enable this features for about 25% of visitors
    'baz' => function (Request $request) {
        return false !== strpos($request->headers->get('referer'), ''); // Only enable this features for users that come from Facebook

Callbacks that takes any arguments, should be called with the context:


$user = User::find(); // Get the current logged-in user

if ($toggle->isActive('foo', [$user])) {

if ($toggle->isActive('bar', [$request])) {

Using Symfony Expression Language

You can use the Symfony Expression Language Component to create expressions for your features.

To install and use the Expression Language component, run the following command from the root of your project:

$ composer require symfony/expression-language

Then you can create an expression for your feature:


use Symfony\Component\ExpressionLanguage\Expression;

$feaures = [
    'foo' => new Expression('valueOne > 10 and valueTwo < 10')

When checking the feature, you need to pass the context to use in your expression:


if ($toggle->isActive('foo', ['valueOne' => 25, 'valueTwo' => 5])) { // Will return true

Twig Integration

Toggler comes with an optional Twig extension, which allows you to toggle elements from Twig templates.

To use the extension, register it with Twig


use SolidWorx\Toggler\Twig\Extension\ToggleExtension;

$twig = new \Twig_Environment($loader);
$twig->addExtension(new ToggleExtension($toggle));

or if you use symfony, register it as a service.

Note: When using the [Symfony Bundle](Symfony Integration), the twig extension is automatically registered.

Then you can use the toggle tag in twig templates:

{% toggle 'foo' %}
    Some content that will only display if foo is enabled
{% endtoggle %}

To add an alternaltive if a feature is not available, use the else tag

{% toggle 'foo' %}
    Some content that will only display if foo is enabled
{% else %}
    Some content that will only display if foo is not enabled
{% endtoggle %}

To use context values with the tag, you can pass it using the with keyword:

{% toggle 'foo' with {"valueOne" : 12} %}
    Some content that will only display if foo is enabled based on the context provided
{% endtoggle %}

You can also use the toggle() function for conditions

{{ toggle('foo') ? 'Foo is enabled' : 'Foo is NOT enabled' }}

Symfony Integration

Toggler comes with integration with the Symfony framework.

To enable toggler inside symfony, register the bundle

// AppKernel.php

$bundles = array(
   new SolidWorx\Toggler\Symfony\TogglerBundle(),

Then inside your app/config/config.yml or app/config/config_dev.yml, you can enable features using the following config

            foo: true
            bar: false
            # Callables is also supported
            baz: '@my.service.class' # Class must be callable (I.E implement the __invoke() method)
            foobar: ['@my.service.class', 'foobar'] # Will call the `foobar` method on the service class
            baz: ['My\Awesome\Feature\Class', 'checkFeature'] # Will call the static method `checkFeature` on the `My\Awesome\Feature\Class` class
            # The last two lines can be written as the following:
            foobar: '@my.service.class::foobar'
            baz: 'My\Awesome\Feature\Class::checkFeature'

If you want to use an expression for a feature config, you can use the @= syntax:

            foo: '@=myValue > 10'

If you want to use a storage class, you can use the storage config parameter to define a service for the storage:

        class: SolidWorx\Toggler\Storage\RedisStorage
        arguments: ['@redis']
        storage: ''

Note: The features and storage options can't be used together. You must use either the one or the other. At least one of the two must be defined.

Note: When using the Symfony bundle, the twig extension is automatically registered.

Console Commands

The Symfony Bundle comes with 2 pre-registered console commands.

Get the status of a feature

To see if a feature is enabled or not, run the following command

$ php bin/console toggler:get foo

This will output the status of a feature.

You can also get the status of multiple features by passing in multiple values:

$ php bin/console toggler:get foo bar baz

This will show whether the features foo, bar and baz is enabled or not.

Get the value using context values

To test if a feature will be enabled under certain conditions, you can pass context values to the command using either the -c or --context flags. Multiple values for the context can be provided.

Note: Context values can only be strings. Objects are not supported.

$ php bin/console toggler:get foo -c myValue=10 -c anotherValue=25

Set the value of a feature

You can enable or disable a feature using the toggler:set command.

Note: You can only change the status of a feature if you are using a persistent storage.

$ php bin/console toggler:set foo true

This will enable the foo feature.


To run the unit tests, execute the following command

$ vendor/bin/phpunit




Toggler is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT license

Please see the LICENSE file for the full license.

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