MightyPHP Views are built around the Twig templating engine. There are however, some custom functions that are built into MightyPHP View.

Views from Controllers

Returning views from controllers are easy. Simply use the view() function.

namespace Application\Controllers;
use Application\Controllers\Controller;
use MightyCore\Routing\Request;
class FooController extends Controller
public function bar(){
return view('foobar');

The above example will return a view from the Views/foobar.html file. It is also possible to shove your view files into directories, for the purpose of better structure.

// This will return view from Views/foo/foobar.html
return view('foo/foobar');

Rendering Data

The view() function accepts a second parameter as array, which will be used for data rendering.

return view('foobar', [
'name' => 'Bob',
'age' => 21

You can then access the data from your view similar to how Twig templating does it.

Asset Path

In order to get the accurate relative path, it is best if it is injected by the view component. Hardcoding of URL's within the view is dangerous as it renders the application inflexible. All the URLs may not be relatively true when the application environment changes.

In order to bind a URL to your public assets, simply use the {{ asset(url) }} syntax. For example:

<img src="{{ asset('img/avatar.jpg') }}" />

Custom Prefix or Suffix

There may be times where you wish to change the path of asset(), you can do so within the Helpers asset function. The file is located within /Utilities/Helpers/asset.php.

function asset($url){
return ROOT_PATH.$url;

The default path is prefixed with the ROOT_PATH, of which you can add on with any as you see fit.


Translation files are within the Utilities/Lang folder. The folder structure is further broken down to respective languages.

<span>{{ trans('foo.hello') }}</span>

Within your Lang folder:

// Utilities/Lang/en/foo.php
return [
"hello" => "Hello World"