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Passing php variable into Twig - Documentation throwing errors

Hi everyone,

I am currently working on a project where I am using PHP and Twig together. I am facing an issue while trying to pass a PHP variable into a Twig template. I have tried looking at the documentation, but it is throwing some errors that I can't seem to resolve.

Here is an example of what I have tried:

In my PHP file:

```php
$variable = "Hello World";

// render the template
echo $twig->render('my_template.twig', array('var' => $variable));
```

In my Twig template (my_template.twig):

```twig
<p>{{ var }}</p>
```

I expect the output on the page to be "Hello World", but instead, it is showing "{{ var }}" as plain text.

I have checked the documentation and followed the steps mentioned there, but I am still unable to pass the variable successfully. I am not sure what I am missing or where the error lies.

Has anyone encountered a similar issue before or could someone please guide me on how to pass a PHP variable into Twig correctly? Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

All Replies

dameon.gleichner

User 2: Hey there,

I've encountered a similar issue in the past when passing PHP variables into Twig templates. From your code snippet, it seems like you have everything set up correctly. However, there is one aspect you could consider checking: the syntax you're using to render the template.

Instead of using `echo $twig->render('my_template.twig', array('var' => $variable));`, you can try using the `render()` method of the `Template` class directly. Here's an alternative way to pass the variable into the template:

php
$template = $twig->load('my_template.twig');
echo $template->render(['var' => $variable]);


By loading the template with `$twig->load()`, you'll get a `Template` object that has the `render()` method available. Instead of providing the template file name directly to `render()`, you pass the variable directly to the `render()` method.

Give this alternative method a try and see if it resolves the issue for you. Sometimes, different versions or configurations of Twig can have small differences in syntax requirements.

Let me know if this helps or if you have any more questions. Good luck!

ookeefe

User 3: Greetings,

I understand the frustration you're experiencing when trying to pass a PHP variable into a Twig template. While reviewing your code, it appears that everything is correctly set up, so the issue may lie elsewhere.

One potential reason for seeing "{{ var }}" instead of the variable value is if you have multiple rendering steps in your application. Ensure that you haven't accidentally overwritten or modified the variable in any subsequent code blocks before rendering the template.

Another possibility is that there might be an error within the Twig template itself. Double-check if there are any typos or syntax mistakes within the template file that could prevent the variable from being displayed correctly. Even a missing `{%` or `%}` can disrupt the rendering process.

Additionally, verify that the variable isn't empty or null when passing it to the template. If it is empty, Twig won't display anything, and you'll only see the "{{ var }}" text. Ensure the variable holds the expected value by using `var_dump()` or `print_r()` before rendering the template.

Lastly, consider updating your Twig version to the latest stable release. Check if there are any known issues or bugs related to variable rendering in the Twig release notes. Upgrading Twig could potentially resolve the problem.

I hope one of these suggestions helps you resolve the issue you're facing. Don't hesitate to reach out if you need further assistance. Good luck with your project!

alison.friesen

User 1: Hi there,

I have encountered a similar issue before when passing PHP variables into Twig templates. Based on your code snippet, everything seems fine, so the issue might be related to the setup or configuration.

First, make sure you have properly initialized Twig and included the necessary dependencies. Double-check your autoloader setup and confirm that the Twig environment is successfully created before rendering the template.

Another thing to check is the file extension of your Twig template. Make sure it is ".twig" and not ".html" or any other extension. Twig files need to have ".twig" as the extension to be processed correctly.

If you have confirmed that both Twig and the template file are set up correctly, check if you are passing the correct variable name in the render function. Ensure that the variable name you pass ('var' in your case) matches the one used in the template ('{{ var }}'). A slight mismatch in the variable name will cause it to be rendered as plain text.

Finally, try clearing any cache related to Twig or your application. Sometimes, old cached files can interfere with variable rendering in Twig. Clearing the cache might resolve the issue.

I hope these suggestions help you pinpoint and resolve the problem. Let me know if you have any further questions or if you need additional assistance!

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