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PHP Web Toolkit

This project is a small PHP website toolkit created over years of web sites development. I've come up with this framework more recently and finally decided to release it under LGPL.

Why another PHP framework? Well, as already said, this project comes from years of PHP development. There are probably better frameworks out there at this time, but when I started this project, I wasn't able to find one that was giving me a good degree of liberty and flexibility, and that was designed to be multilingual (something that is too often neglect in other frameworks).

Main features

  • Multilingual support (in URL, language browser detection, ...)
  • Template definition and inheritance
  • Control the final URL for each page (and alias support)
  • Page hierarchy
  • Custom actions and data manipulation
  • Keep the control: this framework doesn't use awkward template syntax. You still write PHP in HTML files.

Requirements

  • PHP 5
  • Apache (with mod_rewrite)
    • Would probably work with other HTTP server. You only need to translate the .htaccess to support another HTTP server.

Example of website running PHPWT

FAQ (or not so frequent yet)

How does a web site structure looks like?

.htaccess
index.php
content/
  (all your website content, you can organize your files as you want, no matter what you want to have for the URL)
  index.en.php
  index.fr.php
  contact.en.php
  contact.fr.php
phpwt/
  conf/
    config.inc.php
    config.xml
  core/
    (all PHPWT files)

Where do I configure templates, pages, site hierarchy?

All configurations are in XML files. You can have a single config.xml file or multiple ones all referenced in config.xml.

Here is an example of a config.xml file.

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<toolkit>
  <website lang="en">
    <resource name="global" file="/content/resources/global.en.properties" />

    <page-definitions>
      <page id="/home">
        <property name="title" value="Home" />
      </page>
      <page id="/contact" />
    </page-definitions>

    <page-mappings>
      <page id="/home" uri="/">
        <alias uri="/index" />
      </page>
      <page id="/contact" uri="/home/contact" />
    </page-mappings>

    <hierarchy>
      <page id="/home">
        <page id="/contact">
      </page>
    </hierarchy>

    <template-mappings>
      <global-templates>
        <template name="site" base="/content/templates/base.inc.php">
          <section name="header" file="/content/templates/header.inc.php" />
          <section name="body" />
          <section name="footer" file="/content/templates/footer.inc.php" />
          <section name="left" file="/content/templates/left/base.inc.php" />
          <section name="left-hierarchy" />
          <section name="left-about" />
        </template>

        <template name="site.en" extends="site">
          <section name="left-about" file="/content/templates/left/about.en.inc.php" />
        </template>
      </global-templates>

      <page-templates id="/home" default="default">
        <template name="default" extends="site.en">
          <section name="body" file="/content/index.en.php">
            <property name="myCustomValue" value="test" />
          </section>
        </template>
      </page-templates>

      <page-templates id="/contact" default="default">
        <template name="default" extends="site.en">
          <section name="body" file="/content/contact.en.php" />
        </template>
      </page-templates>
    </template-mappings>
  </website>
</toolkit>

License

PHPWT - PHP Website Toolkit Copyright (C) 2005-2008 Georges-Etienne Legendre

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.