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Shortcodes New in v0.5.0

Various template engines can be extended with shortcodes for easy reusable content. This is sugar around Template Language Custom Tags. Here’s a few examples:

Syntax Liquid
{% user firstName lastName %}
Syntax Nunjucks
<!-- Note the comma between arguments -->
{% user firstName, lastName %}
Syntax Handlebars
{{ user firstName lastName }}
Syntax JavaScript
New in v0.7.0
module.exports = function({ firstName, lastName }) {
return `<h1>${this.user(firstName, lastName)}</h1>`;
};

Supported in JavaScript, Liquid, Nunjucks, Handlebars templates.

Filename .eleventy.js
module.exports = function(eleventyConfig) {
// Liquid Shortcode
eleventyConfig.addLiquidShortcode("user", function(firstName, lastName) {});

// Nunjucks Shortcode
eleventyConfig.addNunjucksShortcode("user", function(firstName, lastName) {});

// Handlebars Shortcode
eleventyConfig.addHandlebarsShortcode("user", function(firstName, lastName) {});

// JavaScript Template Function (New in 0.7.0)
eleventyConfig.addJavaScriptFunction("user", function(firstName, lastName) {});

// Universal Shortcodes are added to:
// * Liquid
// * Nunjucks
// * Handlebars
// * JavaScript (New in 0.7.0)
eleventyConfig.addShortcode("user", function(firstName, lastName) {});
};

A shortcode returns content (a JavaScript string or template literal) that is injected into the template. You can use these however you’d like—you could even think of them as reusable components.

Read more about using shortcodes on the individual Template Language documentation pages:

Paired Shortcodes

The shortcodes we saw above were nice, I suppose. But really, they are not all that different from a filter. The real ultimate power of Shortcodes comes when they are Paired. Paired Shortcodes have a start and end tag—and allow you to nest other template content inside!

Syntax Nunjucks
<!-- Note the comma between arguments -->
{% user firstName, lastName %}
Hello {{ someOtherVariable }}.

Hello {% anotherShortcode %}.
{% enduser %}
Syntax Liquid
{% user firstName lastName %}
Hello {{ someOtherVariable }}.

Hello {% anotherShortcode %}.
{% enduser %}
Syntax Handlebars
{{# user firstName lastName }}
Hello {{ someOtherVariable }}.

Hello {{ anotherShortcode }}.
{{/ user }}
Syntax JavaScript
New in v0.7.0
module.exports = function(data) {
return `<h1>${this.user(`Hello ${data.someOtherVariable}

Hello ${this.anotherShortCode()}`
, data.firstName, data.lastName)}</h1>`;

};

When adding paired shortcodes using the Configuration API, the first argument to your shortcode callback is the nested content.

Filename .eleventy.js
module.exports = function(eleventyConfig) {
// Liquid Shortcode
eleventyConfig.addPairedLiquidShortcode("user", function(content, firstName, lastName) {});

// Nunjucks Shortcode
eleventyConfig.addPairedNunjucksShortcode("user", function(content, firstName, lastName) {});

// Handlebars Shortcode
eleventyConfig.addPairedHandlebarsShortcode("user", function(content, firstName, lastName) {});

// JavaScript Template Function (New in 0.7.0)
eleventyConfig.addJavaScriptFunction("user", function(content, firstName, lastName) {});

// Universal Shortcodes are added to:
// * Liquid
// * Nunjucks
// * Handlebars
// * JavaScript (New in 0.7.0)
eleventyConfig.addPairedShortcode("user", function(content, firstName, lastName) {});
};

Read more about using paired shortcodes on the individual Template Language documentation pages:

Universal Shortcodes

Universal shortcodes are added in a single place and subsequently available to multiple template engines, simultaneously. This is currently supported in JavaScript (New in 0.7.0), Nunjucks, Liquid, and Handlebars template types.

Filename .eleventy.js
module.exports = function(eleventyConfig) {
// Universal Shortcodes are added to:
// * Liquid
// * Nunjucks
// * Handlebars
// * JavaScript (New in 0.7.0)

// Single Universal Shortcode
eleventyConfig.addShortcode("myShortcode", function(firstName, lastName) {});

// Paired Universal Shortcode
eleventyConfig.addPairedShortcode("user", function(content, firstName, lastName) {});
};

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