I have created a custom form, after submit send email to recipient with JFactory::getMailer With this class can add body, for example:

$mailer = JFactory::getMailer();
$mailer->setBody('Hello world simple text');

In my case, my template email have many div, styles css, etc, and is pretty ugly include entire html into setBody method. Is there an alternative?

  • You can just save all of the body content as a concatenated string written over multiple lines. This should help to keep things clean and readable. I'm not sure I understand the challenge. Can you provide some sample input to give your question context? – mickmackusa Jan 10 at 12:48
  • Hi mickmackusa, yes, it's possible do this, but isn't there any more elegant solution? For example associate view file as MVC pattern? – ClodClod91 Jan 10 at 12:53

Within Joomla you could use JLayout.

$body = JLayoutHelper::render('path.to.layout');

If you have any variables you need to use in the layout, pass them as second argument:

$body = JLayoutHelper::render('path.to.layout', $displayData);

But because this is done for emails, you probably don't need JLayout features like template overrides. So you can use PHP's native ob_get_contents() to get output from PHP file. Internally JLayout works the same way.

include 'path/to/layout.php';
$body = ob_get_contents();

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