twig Getting started with twig Introduction


If you have any exposure to other text-based template languages, such as Smarty, Django, or Jinja, you should feel right at home with Twig. It's both designer and developer friendly by sticking to PHP's principles and adding functionality useful for templating environments.

The key-features are...

  • Fast: Twig compiles templates down to plain optimized PHP code. The overhead compared to regular PHP code was reduced to the very minimum.
  • Secure: Twig has a sandbox mode to evaluate untrusted template code. This allows Twig to be used as a template language for applications where users may modify the template design.
  • Flexible: Twig is powered by a flexible lexer and parser. This allows the developer to define their own custom tags and filters, and to create their own DSL.

Twig is used by many Open-Source projects like Symfony, Drupal, eZPublish and many frameworks have support for it as well like Slim, Yii, Laravel, Codeigniter,silex and Kohana — just to name a few.


The recommended way to install Twig is via Composer:

For php 5.x users

composer require "twig/twig:~1.0"

For php 7.x users

composer require "twig/twig:~2.0"