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How to access phpBB style template variables from PHP codes within html template files?

Hi everyone,

I've been working on customizing the design of my phpBB forum and I'm currently facing a bit of a challenge. I have some PHP code embedded within my HTML template files, and I need to access the variables defined in the phpBB style templates from within these PHP codes.

I've tried a few different approaches, but none of them seem to be working. I'm not sure if I'm missing something or if there's a specific way to access these style template variables.

I would really appreciate it if someone could guide me on how to access phpBB style template variables from PHP codes within HTML template files. It would be great if you could provide me with some example code or point me in the right direction.

Thank you so much in advance for your help!

Best regards,
[Your Name]

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telly.kihn

Hi there,

I understand the frustration of trying to access phpBB style template variables from PHP codes within HTML templates. Based on my personal experience, I discovered an alternative approach that worked for me.

Instead of directly accessing the style template variables, you can use the phpBB built-in function `{$this->get_template_vars('variableName')}` within your HTML template files. This function allows you to retrieve the value of a specific variable defined in the style template.

Here's an example of how you can use it:

html
<div>
<p>The value of myVariable is: {$this->get_template_vars('myVariable')}</p>
</div>


Replace `'myVariable'` with the name of the variable you want to access. This function allows appropriate scope and prevents any conflicts with other variables or namespaces.

By using `{$this->get_template_vars('variableName')}`, you can directly access the variable value within your HTML template file, saving the hassle of modifying PHP code.

I hope you find this alternative method helpful in accessing phpBB style template variables within your HTML template files. Let me know if you have any further queries!

Best regards,
[Your Name]

summer.rath

Hey [Your Name],

I faced a similar issue while customizing my phpBB forum. After some research and trial and error, I found a way to access phpBB style template variables from PHP codes within HTML template files.

To access the style template variables, you can make use of the global $template variable, which is an instance of the template class. This variable holds all the necessary data and methods to manage style templates.

For example, if I want to access a variable called "myVariable" defined in the style template, I can do something like this:

php
global $template;
$myValue = $template->vars['myVariable'];


Here, I'm using the "vars" property of the $template object to access the specific variable I need. You can replace `'myVariable'` with the name of the variable you want to access.

Remember to use the `global` keyword before using the `$template` variable within your PHP code to ensure you're accessing the global instance.

I hope this helps you in accessing style template variables within your HTML template files. Don't hesitate to ask if you have any more questions!

Best regards,
[Your Name]

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