The standalone version of Laravel's Blade templating engine for use outside of Laravel.

v0.1.0 2017-05-27 20:38 UTC

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Last update: 2020-08-02 11:15:54 UTC


The standalone version of latest Laravel's Blade templating engine for use outside of Laravel.


Install using composer:

composer require coolpraz/php-blade


Create a Blade instance by passing it the folder(s) where your view files are located, and a cache folder. Render a template by calling the make method. More information about the Blade templating engine can be found on

require __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php';

use Coolpraz\PhpBlade\PhpBlade;

$views = __DIR__ . '/views';
$cache = __DIR__ . '/cache';

$blade = new PhpBlade($views, $cache);

echo $blade->view()->make('meta', ['name' => 'John Doe']);

Now you can easily create a directive by calling the compiler() function

$blade->compiler()->directive('datetime', function ($expression) {
    return "<?php echo with({$expression})->format('F d, Y g:i a'); ?>";

{{-- In your Blade Template --}}
<?php $dateObj = new DateTime('2017-01-01 23:59:59') ?>

The Blade instances passes all methods to the internal view factory. So you can use all blade features as described in the Blade documentation, please visit site for more information.


You can use PHP Blade with any framework, vanilla php script or can be use developing any plugins for CMS.