Routing

Among its other special powers, Timber includes modern routing in the Express.js/Ruby on Rails mold, making it easy for you to implement custom pagination–and anything else you might imagine in your wildest dreams of URLs and parameters. OMG so easy!

Some examples

In your functions.php file, this can be called anywhere (don’t hook it to init or another action or it might be called too late)

<?php
Routes::map('blog/:name', function($params){
    $query = 'posts_per_page=3&post_type='.$params['name'];
    Routes::load('archive.php', null, $query, 200);
});

Routes::map('blog/:name/page/:pg', function($params){
    $query = 'posts_per_page=3&post_type='.$params['name'].'&paged='.$params['pg'];
    $params = array('thing' => 'foo', 'bar' => 'I dont even know');
    Routes::load('archive.php', $params, $query);
});

map

Routes::map($pattern, $callback)

Usage

A functions.php where I want to display custom paginated content:

<?php
Routes::map('info/:name/page/:pg', function($params){
	//make a custom query based on incoming path and run it...
	$query = 'posts_per_page=3&post_type='.$params['name'].'&paged='.intval($params['pg']);

	//load up a template which will use that query
	Routes::load('archive.php', null, $query);
});

Arguments

$pattern (required) Set a pattern for Timber to match on, by default everything is handled as a string. Any segment that begins with a : is handled as a variable, for example:

To paginate:

page/:pagenum

To edit a user:

my-users/:userid/edit

$callback A function that should fire when the pattern matches the request. Callback takes one argument which is an array of the parameters passed in the URL.

So in this example: 'info/:name/page/:pg', $params would have data for: * $data['name'] * $data['pg']

… which you can use in the callback function as a part of your query


load

Routes::load($php_file, $args, $query = null, $status_code = 200)

Arguments

$php_file (required) A PHP file to load, in my experience this is usually your archive.php or a generic listing page (but don’t worry it can be anything!)

$template_params Any data you want to send to the resulting view. Example:

<?php
/* functions.php */

Routes::map('info/:name/page/:pg', function($params){
    //make a custom query based on incoming path and run it...
    $query = 'posts_per_page=3&post_type='.$params['name'].'&paged='.intval($params['pg']);

    //load up a template which will use that query
    $params = array();
    $params['my_title'] = 'This is my custom title';
    Routes::load('archive.php', $params, $query, 200);
});
<?php
/* archive.php */

global $params;
$context['wp_title'] = $params['my_title']; // "This is my custom title"
/* the rest as normal... */
Timber::render('archive.twig', $context)

$query The query you want to use, it can accept a string or array just like Timber::get_posts – use the standard WP_Query syntax (or a WP_Query object too)

$status_code Send an optional status code. Defaults to 200 for ‘Success/OK’