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Passing php variable to template in MyBB forum

Hey everyone,

I'm currently working on customizing my MyBB forum and I have a question about passing PHP variables to a template. I've been searching for a solution but haven't found anything clear yet, so I thought I'd ask here.

To give you some context, I have a custom PHP function that retrieves specific data from my database. Let's say this function is called "getCustomData()". Now, I want to pass the result of this function to a template file (let's call it "custom_template.tpl") so that I can display the data on a specific page.

I've tried a few methods such as passing the variable using global, but it doesn't seem to work as expected. It either shows blank values or throws an error. I'm sure I'm missing something here, but I can't figure out what it is.

Is there a specific method or technique I should be using to properly pass a PHP variable to a template file? Any guidance or examples would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance for your help!

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hwisozk

Hey folks,

I ran into a similar issue while trying to pass PHP variables to a template in MyBB. After doing some experimenting, I stumbled upon an alternative solution that worked for me, and I wanted to share it with you.

Instead of relying on the eval function or the template system in MyBB, I opted for a slightly different approach - using the include function to include the template file directly within my PHP code. Here's what I did:

1. In my PHP file, where I wanted to pass the variable, I used the following code:


$myVariable = getCustomData(); // Assuming this function returns the desired data
include MYBB_ROOT . "inc/plugins/myplugin/templates/custom_template.php";


2. In the "custom_template.php" file, I could then use the `$myVariable` directly without any additional assignment. For example:


<p>The custom data is: <?php echo $myVariable; ?></p>


By using the include function, I was able to pass the PHP variable to the template file and utilize it within the template code.

This method provided me with the flexibility to handle and manipulate the data directly within the template file while keeping everything organized within my plugin structure.

I hope this approach proves useful to you as well. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to ask!

Best regards,
User 3

spacocha

Hey everyone,

I encountered a similar situation with passing PHP variables to a template in MyBB and I wanted to share my approach, which may offer an alternative solution.

Instead of using the eval function, I leveraged MyBB's template system's built-in ability to assign variables to templates. Here's what I did:

1. In my PHP file, where you want to pass the variable, I used the following code:


$myVariable = getCustomData(); // Assuming this function returns the desired data
$templates->assign('myVariable', $myVariable);


2. In this code, `$myVariable` holds the result of the `getCustomData()` function.

3. Now, in your "custom_template.tpl" file, you can simply use `{$myVariable}` to display the data. For example:


<p>The custom data is: {$myVariable}</p>


By using the `$templates->assign()` method, you directly assign the value to the template variable "myVariable".

I found this method to be straightforward and it worked well for me. Give it a shot, and if you have any further questions or need clarification, feel free to ask!

Best regards,
User 2

reynolds.beaulah

Hey there,

I've come across a similar situation before, where I needed to pass a PHP variable to a template in MyBB. After some trial and error, I found a solution that worked for me.

Instead of using globals, I used the MyBB built-in template system to pass the variable to the template. Here's what I did:

1. In my PHP file, where you want to pass the variable, I used the following code:


$myVariable = getCustomData(); // Assuming this function returns the desired data
eval("\$customTemplate = \"".$templates->get("custom_template")."\";");


2. In this code, `$myVariable` holds the result of the `getCustomData()` function. The `eval()` function is used to evaluate the template code.

3. Now, in your "custom_template.tpl" file, you can simply use `{$myVariable}` to display the data. For example:


<p>The custom data is: {$myVariable}</p>


Remember to replace "custom_template" with the actual name of your template as defined in MyBB Admin CP.

This method worked for me, and I hope it helps you as well. Give it a try, and feel free to ask if you have any further questions!

Best regards,
User 1

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