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    Server-side rendering of javascript UI components from PHP. Out of the box, it supports React, however you can add any JS UI library.


    1. Composer
    2. NodeJS
    3. (optional) PHPV8JS
    4. Some JS bundler eg. Webpack


    JS engines:

    UI libraries:

    • React
    • Custom UI library.

    Step-by-step Example

    This example uses Webpack to bundle JS. You can use your favorite JS bundler.

    1. Create the MyTest folder with the following file structure.

      ├── package.json
      ├── webpack.config.js
      ├── meow.jsx
      ├── index.js
      └── index.php
    2. Inside MyTest folder install all necessary packages.

      npm install react
      npm install react-dom
      npm install @webiik/render-js-components
      composer require webiik/ssr      
    3. Create a component.

      Edit meow.jsx to:

      import * as React from 'react';
      export const Meow = (props) => {
          return (<h1>Meow {props.name}!</h1>);
    4. Register the component.

      Edit index.js to:

      import {registerReactComponent} from '@webiik/render-js-components';
      import {Meow} from 'meow';
    5. Configure Webpack.

      Edit webpack.config.js to:

      const webpack = require('webpack');
      const path = require('path');
      module.exports = {
          entry: {
              'index': 'index.js'
          output: {
              filename: '[name].js',
              path: path.resolve(__dirname + '/build/')
          resolve: {
              extensions: ['.js', '.jsx']
    6. Bundle index.js to build/index.js. Remember, build/index.js MUST contain all code dependencies required to render the component with javascript.

      webpack -p --colors --progress     
    7. Render the component from PHP.

      Edit index.php to:

      // Render the component on server
      $ssr = new \Webiik\Ssr\Ssr();
      $engine = new \Webiik\Ssr\Engines\NodeJs();
      $html = $ssr->render('build/index.js', 'Meow', ['name' => 'Dolly'], [
          'ssr' => true,
      // Load JS libs on client 
      echo '<script src="build/index.js"></script>';
      // Print server-side rendered component on client
      echo $html;


    You can use cache to store rendered components.

    // To enable cache you MUST set cache dir and add 'cache' key to $renderOptions.
    // To prevent cache conflicts cache key MUST be unique.
    $html = $ssr->render('index.js', 'Meow', ['name' => 'Dolly'], [
        'ssr' => true,
        'cache' => 'Meow',
        'expires' => 1, // 1 = one hour, 0 = never expires

    Custom UI library

    SSR supports React out of the box, however, you can add support for your favorite UI library.

    1. JS - Create a component registrar. Use registerReactComponent.tsx as template. The purpose of component registrar is to register function that renders component on a server and client.

    2. PHP - Use method setFwJsMask() to tell SSR how to call the component registrar from step 1.

      $ssr->setFwJsMask('vue', 'window.WebiikVue.%1$s("%2$s", "%3$s", "%4$s")');
    3. PHP - Tell SSR that you want to use the component registrar from step 2.



      $html = $ssr->render('index.js', 'Meow', ['name' => 'Dolly'], [
          'fw' => 'vue',

    If you need it. You can use more UI libraries at once.

    Custom JS engine

    The engine is a PHP class that processes JS and returns the result as a string. The engine MUST implement EngineInterface. See the code of current engines to learn more.

    1. PHP - Create your engine.
    2. PHP - Tell SSR to use your engine.
      $ssr->useEngine(new YourCustomEngine());



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