Installing SMARTY in Windows

Installing Smarty in Windows

This document assumes that your webserver and php5 is running.

Download Smarty –

Installation – Windows, IIS/Apache, PHP5
Extract files, rename Smarty.x.x.x to smarty (suggest OUTSIDE of your www root!)
Example: d:\smarty
Run phpinfo.php to find out your php.ini location
Edit php.ini’s include_path and add the location of the libs folder.
example: include_path = “.;d:\smarty\libs”
Restart IIS/Apache
Setup these two folders INSIDE your www root:
(wwwroot)/smarty/templates (this is where your templates will go)

Setup these two folders OUTSIDE of your www root:

Setup security settings for the webserver to write to these four folders

In (wwwroot) create index.php and in (wwwroot)/smarty/templates/index.tpl with the following code:



// load Smarty library

$smarty = new Smarty;

$smarty->template_dir = ‘d:/inetpub/wwwroot/smarty/templates’;
$smarty->config_dir = ‘ d:/inetpub/wwwroot/smarty/config’;
$smarty->cache_dir = ‘d:/smarty/smarty_cache’;
$smarty->compile_dir = ‘d:/smarty/smarty_templates_c’;

$smarty->assign(‘name’,’fish boy!’);



Hello, {$name}!

Now open index.php in your web browser (requested from your webserver)


You can work this out to a referenced script/class:

// load Smarty library

class smarty_connect extends Smarty
function smarty_connect()
// Class Constructor.
// These automatically get set with each new instance.


$this->template_dir = ‘ d:/inetpub/wwwroot/smarty/templates’;
$this->config_dir = ‘ d:/inetpub/wwwroot/smarty/config’;
$this->compile_dir = ‘d:/smarty/templates_c’;
$this->cache_dir = ‘d:/smarty/cache’;

$this->assign(‘app_name’, ‘Intranet’);



$smarty = new smarty_connect;



Hello, {$name}!

If you are getting an error that Smarty.class.php isn’t found chances are that your include_path isn’t correct or you didn’t edit the one that the webserver is using, check your phpinfo.php!

14 thoughts on “Installing SMARTY in Windows

  1. hmm, why can’t i do that? i do exact things like you wrote, but it’s still not working…

    “Parse error: parse error, unexpected T_CLASS in D:\Sakti-WebDesign\local\rzi-s-ver\index.php on line 3”

    and that is the line of:

    i really need this thing worked!

  2. I done some you have mention above for smarty but i m getting this problem.

    Warning: Smarty error: unable to read resource: “index.tpl” in C:\Smarty\libs\Smarty.class.php on line 1092

    help me?

  3. I am getting problem.

    Warning: Smarty error: unable to read resource: “index.tpl” in C:\smarty\libs\Smarty.class.php on line 1092

    i really need help?

  4. hi there, seems to be giving me an error but from :
    arse error: parse error, unexpected ‘”‘ in C:\Program Files\EasyPHP 2.0b1\www\smarty\Smarty_Compiler.class.php on line 1757

    i have done all that u said and included the path to the libs.
    Please help !!!!

  5. i was getting the same problem
    Warning: Smarty error: unable to read resource: “index.tpl” in C:\smarty\libs\Smarty.class.php on line 1092
    than I had chkd my index.php file and I get that the path i was providing for templates and configs file were wrong.
    After that it get solved…

  6. hello, i am having a problem with smarty.. i’ve followed the steps but when i run the directory, there’s only a blank page it doesn’t display anything at all.. please help i really need this.. thanks.

  7. i am try to install smarty but the below erro show in my browser

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_CLASS in C:\wamp\www\myjob\index.php on line 4

    hi sakthi i think its same error you get which semicolon and where you put that is in ini file or index file

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