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Kirby Blade

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Kirby Blade use Laravel illuminate/view 5.8+ package and compatible with Kirby 3.

This package enable Laravel Blade for your own Kirby applications.


Installation with composer

composer require afbora/kirby-blade

Add as git submodule

git submodule add site/plugins/kirby-blade

What is Blade?

According to Laravel Blade documentation is:

Blade is the simple, yet powerful templating engine provided with Laravel. Unlike other popular PHP templating engines, Blade does not restrict you from using plain PHP code in your views. In fact, all Blade views are compiled into plain PHP code and cached until they are modified, meaning Blade adds essentially zero overhead to your application. Blade view files use the .blade.php file extension.


You can use the power of Blade like Layouts, Control Structures, Sub-Views, Directives and your Custom If Statements.

All the documentation about Laravel Blade is in the official documentation.


The default values of the package are:

Option Default Values Description
afbora.blade.templates site/templates (string) Location of the templates
afbora.blade.views site/cache/views (string) Location of the views cached
afbora.blade.directives [] (array) Array with the custom directives
afbora.blade.ifs [] (array) Array with the custom if statements

All the values can be updated in the config.php file.


Default templates folder is site/templates directory or wherever you define your templates directory, but you can change this easily:

'afbora.blade.templates' => '/theme/default/templates',

You can find Kirby Starterkit blade templates in repository /templates folder.

├── layouts
│   └── default.blade.php
├── partials
│   ├── album.blade.php
│   ├── image.blade.php
│   ├── note.blade.php
│   └── photography.blade.php
├── about.blade.php
├── album.blade.php
├── default.blade.php
├── home.blade.php
├── note.blade.php
├── notes.blade.php
└── photography.blade.php


All the views generated are stored in site/cache/views directory or wherever you define your cache directory, but you can change this easily:

'afbora.blade.views' => '/site/storage/views',


By default Kirby Blade comes with following directives:

@e($condition, $value, $alternative)
@get($key, $default)
@go($url, $code)
@h($string, $keepTags)
@html($string, $keepTags)
@image($path, $attr) // @image('forrest.jpg', 'url')
@kirbytag($type, $value, $attr)
@kirbytags($text, $data)
@kirbytext($text, $data)
@option($key, $default)
@page($key, $attr) // @page('blog', 'title')
@param($key, $fallback)
@site($attr) // @site(title')
@snippet($name, $data)
@t($key, $fallback)
@tc($key, $count)
@tt($key, $fallback, $replace, $locale)
@u($path, $options)
@url($path, $options)
@video($url, $options, $attr)
@vimeo($url, $options, $attr)
@youtube($url, $options, $attr)

But you can create your own:

'afbora.blade.directives' => [
    'greeting' => function ($text)
        return "<?php echo 'Hello: ' . $text ?>";

Kirby Helpers Documentation:

If Statements

Like directives, you can create your own if statements:

'afbora.blade.ifs' => [
    'logged' => function ()
        return !!kirby()->user();

After declaration you can use it like:

    Welcome back {{ $kirby->user()->name() }}
    Please Log In

Developed from Kirby Blade Repository maintained by @beebmx

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