Lightweight asset loader for CodeIgniter 4

v2.0.2 2019-07-02 19:22 UTC


Lightweight asset loader for CodeIgniter 4

Quick Start

  1. Install with Composer: > composer require tatter/assets
  2. Put CSS & JS files in: public/assets
  3. Add in head tag: <?= service('assets')->display('css') ?>
  4. Add to footer: <?= service('assets')->display('js') ?>


Provides out-of-the-box asset loading for CSS and JavaScript files for CodeIgniter 4


Install easily via Composer to take advantage of CodeIgniter 4's autoloading capabilities and always be up-to-date:

  • > composer require tatter/assets

Or, install manually by downloading the source files and adding the directory to app/Config/Autoload.php.

Configuration (optional)

The library's default behavior can be overridden or augment by its config file. Copy bin/Assets.php to app/Config/Assets.php and follow the instructions in the comments. If no config file is found the library will use its defaults.


If installed correctly CodeIgniter 4 will detect and autoload the library, service, and config. Use the service display() method to retrieve the appropriate assets: <?= service('assets')->display('css') ?>


The library searches the assets directory (default: public/assets) for files matching the current route, loading them in a cascading fashion for each route segment.

Example: https://example.com/users/view/12

The library will first load any root assets (public/assets/*.css *.js), then assets in the 'users' subfolder (public/assets/users/), then 'view' subfolder, then '12' subfolder. Any missing or invalid folders are ignored.

Additional assets may be loaded from the config variable $routes - this is particularly helpful for including pre-bundled libraries.


public $routes = [
	'' => ["bootstrap/dist/css/bootstrap.min.css", "bootstrap/dist/js/bootstrap.bundle.min.js"]

This tells the library to load Bootstrap for every route ('') without having to move it from its pre-bundled subdirectory.