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Questions relating to CiviCRM's use of the Smarty templating syntax.

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How can I change the date format in a Search Kit result?

I have a Search Kit search that shows the date like this: November 1st, 2012 12:00 AM. I want to reformat this as 11/01/22. How can I do this?
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PHP Fatal error: Smarty error: [in string: (...)]: syntax error: (secure mode) (...) not allowed in if statement (...)

The CiviCRM doumentation describes, how to use Smarty to customize templates for mails and pdf's: https://docs.civicrm.org/user/en/latest/common-workflows/tokens-and-mail-merge/#smarty E.g.: {capture ...
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Smarty arrays in message template for Thank You letters

I have Smarty enabled in settings file (on WordPress), and I am able to successfully use Smarty in Thank You letter template as long as I am using regular variables (non-arrays). As soon as I try to ...
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How to get the Financial Type name/label in Smarty template?

I am using Thank You letter template to generate donation receipt. After using Find Contributions, I then choose All Records and from Actions I choose Thank You Letters. I can then add smarty logic ...
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CIVICRM_TEMPLATE_COMPILEDIR / template_c folder becomes too large. How to empty it periodically?

We realized that the folder which is set in CIVICRM_TEMPLATE_COMPILEDIR (in our case as per default: template_c) became way too large. From time to time it grew so much that we needed to empty it ...
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Can I use Smarty in Scheduled reminders?

Title says it all, I need to format some tokens and Smarty doesn't seem to work. Is it possible to use smarty for Scheduled reminders?
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What does undefined extension class 'Smarty_Internal_Method_Assign_By_Ref' Mean?

The new installation of CIVI works. LAMP server, shared hosting, PHP 7.2, Joomla! 3.9, etc. When I click to go to configuration checklist, I get the error: undefined extension class '...
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Escaping quotes in ckeditor breaks smarty-syntax

The ckeditor has the habit to escape characters like quotes or umlauts. This breaks the smarty-syntax when generating PDFs or mails. Is there a good work-around or solution?
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Custom date field formatting with smarty

I'm trying to format a custom date field using smarty to send emails. What I want is to have the day of the week included, as "Wednesday, April 18, 2018". It seems that this should work: {contact....
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Is there way to convert date into timestamp with smarty

I need to calculate a date based on a membership but this has to done with timestamp to have a common numeric value. We've read almost the whole smarty.net documentation and couldn't find our solution....
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Smarty syntax error: unrecognized tag?

Does anyone know how I may resolve this issue? I'm running CiviCRM 5.40.0 on WordPress 5.8.1. When I tried to create a new / update contact record, it will throw a PHP Fatal error with the following ...
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Install error on Wordpress with Smarty.class.php

I have installed CIVI-5.41.0 for WordPress version 5.8.1, updated all the permission as well as php version 8 but still keep getting this error. Warning: Smarty error: problem creating directory 'D:/...
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Smarty if instruction in message templates not working in single mails

I try to send single emails (Contacts > New Email) using a message template containing smarty conditional instructions in the html part of the message and in the text part of it. HTML format: <p&...
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Checksum token in system email "Memberships - Receipt (on-line)" causes critical error

When using a checksum token in a receipt email like this: http://example.org/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/contribute/transact&reset=1&id=IDNUMBER&{contact.checksum}&cid={contact....
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Displaying custom contribution field in the online receipt

I am having trouble with displaying a custom contribution field on the online reciept. With the offline receipt, it works great with this: {crmAPI var='rname' entity='Contribution' action='getvalue' ...
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upper case in name with accents

{capture assign=last_name}{contact.last_name}{/capture}{$last_name|upper} I'm trying to render my contact name in uppercases with Smarty and include letters with accents. At the bottom of this page ...
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Smarty for greeting not functioning anymore on civicrm > 5.35

Is there any reason why a custom greeting using smarty wouldn't work anymore on recent versions of CiviCRM: {if "{contact.gender}"=="Femme"}Chère{ }{contact.first_name}{elseif &...
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Smarty template tokens not translating

We are running civicrm 5.33.1, wordpress 5.7, php 7.4. The following test template only translates the contact.email greeting, the others stay as they are as do all other tokens in our templates. Dear ...
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configure URLs in system workflow messages

I've discovered that the URL that is created in the Pledge Acknowledgement and Reminder system workflow messages points to our admin site rather than the public site on our Joomla site. In other words,...
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Insert file into greeting field with Smarty

When the content of the Email Greeting or the Postal Greeting field is getting too long, CiviCRM is no longer able to edit it through the GUI, what happened since I have activated Smarty and inserted ...
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Display custom contact dashboard only to certain Contact subtypes

Drupal 7.78 Civi 5.28.2 I am setting up a custom contact dashboard following Demerit's answer using UserDashBoard.extra.tpl and smarty's crmAPI. But I only want it to be for contact sub-type = Student....
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Smarty test fails in if-then-else

I have an Email greeting containing a Smarty if-then-else expression: {capture assign=language}{contact.preferred_language}{/capture}{if $language == 'fr_FR'}Bonjour{elif $language == 'nl_NL'}Hallo{...
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Activating Smarty

I'm trying to send end of year tax letters to donors. I want to customize the letters/emails with their total donation amount for the whole year. I understand I need to activate "smarty" to ...
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How to know if Smarty is really activated on WordPress?

On WP 5.6 / CiviCRM 5.32 we can't succeed to send HTML e-mails using css in <style> and {literal} (see this post) knowing that we succeed in sending html templates with in-line css. Smarty is ...
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Smarty contribution summary works on one site, but not another on the same server

I have burned hours on this and feel at a wall. Would appreciate some fresh eyes to shed light on new avenues of exploration. I am using "find Contributions" to generate a list of ...
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Civicrm Event Info Page has Register, iCal, and iCal feed buttons too close to each other

I'm using CiviCRM with wordpress for first time, but the same "issue" exists with Drupal. The bottom "Register Now" button on the info page for an event is very close to two more ...
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Smarty and Mosaico - compatibility?

Seeing a lot of smarty errors in Drupal log file for mailings using Mosaico template - looks like an error for every message sent so thousands filling log files. Nothing obvious in Mosaico template ...
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Create array in Smarty template

I want to modify the Smarty template sites/all/modules/civicrm/templates/CRM/Case/Audit/Report.tpl. I want to complement an existing foreach expression with comparing the incoming variable $group....
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How to adjust the column width of an item on a contribution receipt?

As it can be seen from screenshot below, the "QTY" column is too close to the "Donation amount" and often times it can be mistaken as "1081" instead of "108". Is there a way to adjust the column width ...
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How can I see the available tokens for message templates?

For a page in the browser, we can put &smartyDebug=1 in the URL to see variables in scope for the top level template. How can we do this for message templates?
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How to include source page URL in donation page email receipt?

When my CiviContribute donation pages send out email receipts, I would like the emails to include the URL of the source page (i.e., the WordPress page that contains the shortcode of the CiviCRM ...
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failed to open stream after PHP upgrade to 7.3

Started getting this error on some Civi pages after upgrading PHP to 7.3 on server running php-fpm and nginx. Works fine after restarting php-fpm but need to restart every morning to get around ...
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Is it possible in CiviCRM to change extension of cached php files from .php to something else (e.g. .php_ or .txt)?

Is it possible in CiviCRM to change extension of cached php files from .php to something else (e.g. .php_ or .txt)? Our host (WPEngine) does not allow guest users to write to php files on production ...
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Issue with CK editor <wbr> tag appearing in Token

In the CK editor, when I add a token and look at the source code, the wbr/> tags appear in the token breaking the token. I have a feeling this crept in after I enabled Smarty for email. Does anyone ...
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Unable to insert membership custom field in e-mail using Smarty

I created a custom field set and a custom field used for memberships. Now i would like to insert the data from the custom field into my e-mail template. So i tried to find the custom field id by going ...
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Thank-you letter incorrect contribution currency

My setup: CiviCRM 5.20.0 on Drupal 7. I entered contributions in different currencies. In Find Contributions, check some entries. At Actions select Thank-you letter print or email. I put tokens ...
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Smarty Variable for tax deductible

I'd like to add custom code in my contribution receipts that does the following: {if $contributionIsTaxDeductible == True} No goods or services were exchange for this donation Tax id 12-3456789 {/...
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Smarty with CiviRules

I have a template with Smarty strings. If I send the email from inside CiviCRM, Smarty works fine (it shows "Cher Guillaume"): If I send the same template using a CiviRule, it doesn't work: ...
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Search Custom Template Directory first when using Smarty {include}

I'm sure this is easy but the answer has escaped me. On a drupal install CiviCRM is installed at: /webtree/mysite/htdocs/sites/www.mysite/modules/civicrm I have a Custom Template File directory set ...
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SMARTY error with template

I have this issue I don't understand with a civirule that should be sending an email with a .pdf attached when adding a member to a group but it's blocked by Smarty during the process of merging the ...
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How to show paidby and check_number on Contribution - Receipt (on-line)

CiviCRM 5.16.3 on Drupal 7. I would like to show payment menthods of contribution in template Contribution - Receipt (on-line). I tried to insert $formValues.paidby or $paidby but they show nothing. (...
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Adding conditional content in message template for emails, but not for PDFs

I'm wondering if it's possible to add some conditional logic in my custom user-driven message template to show some content (in this case, a footer) for messages that are sent as emails, but not to ...
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Smarty only generating nulls from API calls

Using the Explorer, I built up the smarty code I need for a template to pull in address information on a contact for use in an email: {crmAPI var='result' entity='Address' action='get' contact_id=203}...
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How to suppress translation of months (or all fields) in receipts?

My platform: CiviCRM 5.16.3 on Drupal 7.6.7 PHP 7.2 CentOS 7. Drupal language is English. CiviCRM l10n installed and selected my own languange zh_TW Chinese(Taiwan). At receipt print-outs CiviCRM ...
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How to use Smarty for change greetings for French?

I need to adapt Greetings in order to fit to French (which has a feminine and masculine for "Dear"). I read on the forum that I should use Smarty and read the short documentation (CiviCRM ...
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Issue with sending html email from civicrm with Smarty

I am testing some templates with smarty and I don't succeed to send them when the email is - apparently - encoded in html. I could send them as normal text message. I could also send html templates ...
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How to include smarty script with mosaico email

I used to use a name personalisation in civimail with smarty script... {capture assign=nickname}{contact.nick_name}{/capture} Dear {if $nickname}{contact.nick_name}{else}{contact.sort_name}{/if} I ...
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How to use Contact name if nickname is not present in bulk mail?

I need to send an email with Nickname as first preference, if that not present then use Contact name. Cant figure out what token to use? I have tried this but seems not rendering correctly in email: ...
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Show translated string in a template field (using smarty?)

I'm using a custom profile template. I need display different text strings depending on browser language of user... One string for Spanish users and other string for all other users. It seems this ...
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Smarty does not display database fields

As a workflow message for a contribution confirmation, i use the following template. All values are displayed, except $financial_type_id and $source. Both stay empty in the output table. How come only ...