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Creating Custom Block Tags in Smarty


In this article we have learned how to simplify your Smarty template code and to avoid repeating complex templates by using block plug-ins. Doing so allows us to easily to maintain and update templates as required without worrying about the implementation details of web page components.

To demonstrate the block functionality we implemented a plug-in called teaser, which could be used to output the summary of an article or document.

You can find the full block plug-in documentation on the Smarty web site at

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