[Tutorial] Dynamic Layout in Laravel 4

By Budyks    PHP

Im going to share how to make a dynamic Controller layout in Laravel 4. This post is for those who might prefer Controller Layout templating instead of Blade.1. Open your BaseController.php ( inside Controllers folder) and add a property into it

class BaseController extends Controller {    /**     * Setup the layout used by the controller.     *     * @return void     */    /*Set a layout properties here, so you can globally      call it in all of your Controllers*/    protected $layout = 'layouts.default';    protected function setupLayout()    {        if ( ! is_null($this->layout))        {            $this->layout = View::make($this->layout);        }    }}
the layouts.default refers to your View files. if you haven't created it, then go to Views, create new folder and files 'layouts/default.php' for example.

in that file (default.php) you can write your own layout, lets pretend you wrote :


2. Now you can call your layout inside your Controller like this

class HomeController extends BaseController {    public function showHome()    {           /*now you can control your Layout it here */         $this->layout->title= "Hi I am a title"; //add a dynamic title          $this->layout->content = View::make('home');    }}

3. If you're going to make the content to be dynamic and you put it inside your default layout.Now lets go to Views and create a file named 'myContent.php'. write codes inside it


Halooo, im a dynamic content

Now go back to your default layout ( default.php) and edit the codes :


Now you can Call it inside your Controller :

..................................    public function showContent()    {            $this->layout->title= "Hi I am a content";          $this->layout->content = View::make('myContent');    }...............................

And there you Go. Your Dynamic Layout ( non-blade templating) is ready.Thank You.Reference : http://laravel.com/docs/templates


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