View on GitHub


Latest Stable Version Build Status Coverage Status

The standalone version of Laravel's Blade templating engine for use outside of Laravel.


Install using composer:

composer require jenssegers/blade


Create a Blade instance by passing it the folder(s) where your view files are located, and a cache folder. Render a template by calling the make method. More information about the Blade templating engine can be found on

use Jenssegers\Blade\Blade;

$blade = new Blade('views', 'cache');

echo $blade->make('homepage', ['name' => 'John Doe']);

Now you can easily create a directive by calling the compiler() function

$blade->compiler()->directive('datetime', function ($expression) {
    return "<?php echo with({$expression})->format('F d, Y g:i a'); ?>";

{{-- In your Blade Template --}}
<?php $dateObj = new DateTime('2017-01-01 23:59:59') ?>

The Blade instances passes all methods to the internal view factory. So methods such as exists, file, share, composer and creator are available as well. Check out the original documentation for more information.