good_evening good_evening - 2 months ago 30
PHP Question

Header and footer in CodeIgniter

I really don't enjoy writing in every controller:

$this->load->view('templates/header');
$this->load->view('body');
$this->load->view('templates/footer');


Is it possible to do, that header and footer would be included automatically and if we need to change it, we could also do that? How do you deal with that? Or it's not a problem in your opinion? Thanks.

Answer

Here's what I do:

<?php

/**
 * /application/core/MY_Loader.php
 *
 */
class MY_Loader extends CI_Loader {
    public function template($template_name, $vars = array(), $return = FALSE)
    {
        $content  = $this->view('templates/header', $vars, $return);
        $content .= $this->view($template_name, $vars, $return);
        $content .= $this->view('templates/footer', $vars, $return);

        if ($return)
        {
            return $content;
        }
    }
}

For CI 3.x:

class MY_Loader extends CI_Loader {
    public function template($template_name, $vars = array(), $return = FALSE)
    {
        if($return):
        $content  = $this->view('templates/header', $vars, $return);
        $content .= $this->view($template_name, $vars, $return);
        $content .= $this->view('templates/footer', $vars, $return);

        return $content;
    else:
        $this->view('templates/header', $vars);
        $this->view($template_name, $vars);
        $this->view('templates/footer', $vars);
    endif;
    }
}

Then, in your controller, this is all you have to do:

<?php
$this->load->template('body');