Blade Templating

Blade is a simple, yet powerful templating engine provided with Laravel. Unlike controller layouts, Blade is driven by template inheritance and sections. All Blade templates should use the .blade.php extension.

Defining A Blade Layout

<!-- Stored in resources/views/layouts/master.blade.php -->

        <title>App Name - @yield('title')</title>
            This is the master sidebar.

        <div class="container">

Using A Blade Layout


@section('title', 'Page Title')


    <p>This is appended to the master sidebar.</p>

    <p>This is my body content.</p>

Note that views which extend a Blade layout simply override sections from the layout. Content of the layout can be included in a child view using the @parent directive in a section, allowing you to append to the contents of a layout section such as a sidebar or footer.

Sometimes, such as when you are not sure if a section has been defined, you may wish to pass a default value to the @yield directive. You may pass the default value as the second argument:

@yield('section', 'Default Content')

Other Blade Control Structures

Echoing Data

Hello, {{ $name }}.

The current UNIX timestamp is {{ time() }}.

Echoing Data After Checking For Existence

Sometimes you may wish to echo a variable, but you aren't sure if the variable has been set. Basically, you want to do this:

{{ isset($name) ? $name : 'Default' }}

However, instead of writing a ternary statement, Blade allows you to use the following convenient short-cut:

{{ $name or 'Default' }}

Displaying Raw Text With Curly Braces

If you need to display a string that is wrapped in curly braces, you may escape the Blade behavior by prefixing your text with an @ symbol:

@{{ This will not be processed by Blade }}

If you don't want the data to be escaped, you may use the following syntax:

Hello, {!! $name !!}.

Note: Be very careful when echoing content that is supplied by users of your application. Always use the double curly brace syntax to escape any HTML entities in the content.

If Statements

@if (count($records) === 1)
    I have one record!
@elseif (count($records) > 1)
    I have multiple records!
    I don't have any records!

@unless (Auth::check())
    You are not signed in.


@for ($i = 0; $i < 10; $i++)
    The current value is {{ $i }}

@foreach ($users as $user)
    <p>This is user {{ $user->id }}</p>

@forelse($users as $user)
    <li>{{ $user->name }}</li>
    <p>No users</p>

@while (true)
    <p>I'm looping forever.</p>

Including Sub-Views


You may also pass an array of data to the included view:

@include('view.name', ['some' => 'data'])

Overwriting Sections

To overwrite a section entirely, you may use the overwrite statement:


    <p>This is an item of type {{ $item->type }}</p>

Displaying Language Lines


@choice('language.line', 1)


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