Zend Framework 2 Module that provides a Smarty rendering strategy and functions and modifiers to render actions from your templates

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v0.1 2013-04-13 13:39 UTC


MaxnufSmarty is a module that integrates the Smarty templating engine with Zend Framework 2.


  1. Add "maxnuf/maxnuf-smarty": "dev-master" to your composer.json file and run php composer.phar update.
  2. Add MaxnufSmarty to your config/application.config.php file under the modules key.


configuration can be set via the maxnufsmarty configuration key.

'maxnufsmarty' => array(
    'config' => array(
        'compile_dir' => __DIR__ . '/../../data/Smarty/smarty_compile/',
        'cache_dir' => __DIR__ . '/../../data/Smarty/smarty_cache/',

MaxnufSmarty integrates with the View Manager service and uses the same resolvers defined within that service. For the template_map it looks for files with suffix defined in config, default is .tpl. This allows you to define the template path stacks and maps within the view manager without having to set them again when installing the module:

'view_manager' => array(
    'template_path_stack'   => array(
        'application'              => __DIR__ . '/../templates',
    'template_map' => array(
        'layouts/layout'    => __DIR__ . '/../templates/layouts/layout.tpl',
        'index/index'       => __DIR__ . '/../templates/application/index/index.tpl',


View Helpers

Support is added for Zend View helpers as functions and modifiers

Where appropriate Zend View helpers can be invoked as function or modifiers

{url name="blog/view" params=['id'=>$item->id, 'title'=>$item->title]}

Zend View helpers can also be invoked using $this


{$this->headTitle()->setSeperator(' - ')}

The smarty modifier cat can be used to concatenate two variables