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Hey everyone,
I'm currently working on a project using FuelPHP and Smarty for my web application. However, I'm facing a problem where my variables are not working properly in Smarty templates.

I have already ensured that the variables are correctly assigned in my PHP code, but when I try to use them within the Smarty templates, nothing seems to be displayed. I have confirmed that the templates are being loaded correctly, so I don't think that's the issue.

I have tried using both {$variable} and {assign} tags to display the variables, but none of them seem to work. It feels like the variables are not being passed from the PHP code to the Smarty templates.

I have also made sure that I have the necessary Smarty syntax and delimiters correctly set up in my templates. I have used Smarty in the past without any issues, so I'm not sure what could be causing this problem.

I would really appreciate it if someone could help me troubleshoot this issue. Is there anything specific I should be looking out for? Am I missing any configuration or setup steps that could be causing this problem? Any suggestions or insights would be highly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

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I can totally relate to your frustration. I faced a similar issue while working with FuelPHP and Smarty, where my variables weren't rendering correctly in the templates. After spending some time debugging, I discovered a possible solution that might help you as well.

Firstly, ensure that you have properly configured Smarty in your FuelPHP project. Double-check the Smarty library version and make sure it is compatible with the version of FuelPHP you are using. In some cases, mismatched versions can cause issues with variable rendering.

Next, pay attention to the file extensions of your templates. Smarty templates typically use the `.tpl` extension instead of `.php`. Make sure your template files have the correct extension, as this can sometimes cause problems if not set properly.

Additionally, check if you are rendering your templates using the proper syntax in your FuelPHP controller code. Instead of using the `$this->template->set()` method to assign variables, try using the `$this->template->set_global()` method. This ensures that the variables are accessible to Smarty templates beyond your local scope.

If you still encounter difficulties, try a simple "Hello World" test. Create a new template file with just the code `{ $variable }` and assign a value to `$variable` directly in your controller. See if this basic example works. If it does, then the issue might lie in how you are passing variables from your controller to the templates.

In addition, ensure that your template file paths are correctly set up in your FuelPHP project. Verify that the templates are being loaded from the correct directory and that the file names are spelled correctly. Sometimes, a small typo can lead to variables not being recognized within the templates.

I hope one of these suggestions helps resolve your issue. If you need further assistance, don't hesitate to ask and provide more details about your code and template structure. Good luck troubleshooting, and I hope you can get your variables working smoothly with FuelPHP and Smarty!


Hey there,

I had a similar issue with FuelPHP and Smarty in the past, where my variables weren't being properly displayed in the templates. After some troubleshooting, I realized that the issue was with how I was assigning the variables in my PHP code.

Make sure that you are using the correct FuelPHP syntax to assign the variables. Instead of using the traditional PHP syntax like `$variable = 'value';`, use `View::bind_global('variable', 'value');`. This ensures that the variable is globally available to your Smarty templates.

Also, check if you are properly loading the FuelPHP view file that contains the Smarty template. The file should be loaded using `Fuel::view('viewname.php')` instead of the traditional `require_once` or `include` statements. This ensures that the template is rendered by Smarty and the variables are available.

Lastly, double-check your Smarty template syntax for accessing variables. Remember that Smarty uses `{$variable}` for variable display, and if you are using loops or conditionals, use the appropriate Smarty tags like `{foreach}`, `{if}`, `{else}`, and so on.

If you have already followed these steps and are still experiencing issues, it might be helpful to provide some sample code or specific details about how you are assigning and accessing the variables in your question. That way, the community can better assist you in identifying where the problem lies.

I hope this helps, and good luck with your project!

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