Smarty is a template engine for PHP, facilitating the separation of presentation (HTML/CSS) from application logic.

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Smarty has several different types of variables. The type of the variable depends on what symbol it is prefixed or enclosed within.

Variables in Smarty can be either displayed directly or used as arguments for functions, attributes and modifiers, inside conditional expressions, etc. To print a variable, simply enclose it in the delimiters so that it is the only thing contained between them.


{$product.part_no} <b>{$product.description}</b>


<body bgcolor="{#bgcolor#}">


An easy way to examine assigned Smarty variables is with the debugging console.