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Allows you to render templateData with HTML elements

Text Plugin for DocPad

This plugin allows you to render variables within templateData using text elements

docpad install text

If you have this in your docpad.cson

firstname: 'Benjamin'
lastname: 'Lupton'
fullname: '<t>firstname</t> <t>lastname</t>'
markdownExample: '<t render="markdown">this is so **awesome**</t>'
markdownEcoExample: '<t render="">here is a random number: **<%- Math.random() %>**</t>'

Doing the following inside a document:

My creator's firstname is: <t>firstname</t>
My creator's lastname is: <t>lastname</t>
My creator's fullname is: <t>fullname</t>
The markdown example is: <t>markdownExample</t>
The markdown eco example is: <t>markdownEcoExample</t>

Will output:

My creator's firstname is: Benjamin
My creator's lastname is: Lupton
My creator's fullname is: Benjamin Lupton
The markdown example is: this is so <strong>awesome</strong>
The markdown eco example is: here is a random number: <strong>0.5123213213123</strong>

Which is incredibly useful for abstracting out common generic pieces of text from your templates and placing them inside your configuration files. A common use case for this is easy configurability of skeletons, as well as easier translation of your website.

If you are embedding a text block into a text block, it is best that you name your text block like so <t:myName>blah</t:myName> that way our parser won't get confused as easily :)

To use it with coffeekup you'll do it like so tag 'text', {render:"md"}, "your **markdown** content". More info here..

Alternatively, you can use the t template helper like so @t('*markdown*', {render:"markdown"})

What regex string should we use to find text elements. The default value will find <t> and <text> elements. If you use SVG, you may want to change this just to t to avoid conflicts with the text element.

What element should be preferred when we are inject text elements with the t template helper? The default value will inject <t> elements.

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