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Author Topic: Where can I learn about passing a php value from 'SMF' to 'index.template.php'?  (Read 462 times)

Offline richardwbb

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I'm aware of;
ManageSettings.php
Load.php
Modifications.english.php

I would be able to create a master switch that will end up in 'Modification Settings - Miscellanous', using two languages and maybe make use Load.php to load a .js file. For the latter I'm not sure yet, since my modification won't work without a unique div element for it, but my question is;

The only way to turn on or off my modification -without- flickering, is by using echo '<div id="', $modification-variable ,'"></div>', where this would be a simple 'on' or 'off', no integers, but literal text. Could someone please explain with a few words or where do I have to look or read a manual to learn how to pass a variable to an php echo inside a index.template.php?
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Offline richardwbb

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I've gotten a little further with my modification, now I wonder if the following code that is working
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<file name="$sourcedir/Load.php">
<operation>
<search position="after"><![CDATA[ // We are ready to go.]]></search>
<add><![CDATA[
$context['html_headers'] .= '<script type="text/javascript" src="'. $settings['default_theme_url']. '/scripts/modification.js"></script>';

]]></add>
</operation>
</file>
is a proper way of making sure a javascript file will be loaded?
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Offline Suki

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Any variable created with ManageSettings.php will be loaded by SMF under the global array $modSettings, usually you define a unique key for your setting:

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$config_vars[] = array('check', 'my_mod_master', 'subtext' => 'some text');

Your setting will be available in the "my_mod_master":   $modSettings['my_mod_master'], you can use that variable inside any template as most of them already globalize $modSettings.

Just be careful, use empty on your key before using it:

if (!empty($modSettings['my_mod_master']))
    // some logic with $modSettings['my_mod_master'] here

Since you don't always know if the admin has activated that checkbox or put some text on that text field, etc.
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