Support status

This is an experimental theme engine with problematic security. Don't use it, unless you know what you want.

Previous description

A theme engine that allows you to use template files written in pure php. These template files do not need to be processed by the theme engine, and as such execute a lot faster than most other template engines. Another major advantage to using PHP as your template language, is flexibility, as the advanced user can access any information / functionality available in the Drupal API, and is not restricted to what the template engine / language allows him to do.

This is the default theme engine starting in Drupal 4.7. If you are using Drupal 4.7 and above, you don't need to download PHPTemplate here.

Several of the largest Drupal sites, such as and use PHPTemplate based themes.

The 'default' template for this engine is box_grey by Adrian Simmons.

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