The ftemplate directive is supplied by the ftemplate plugin.

This is like the template directive, with the addition that one does not have to provide all the values in the call to the template, because ftemplate can query structured data ("fields") using the field plugin.

Templates are files that can be filled out and inserted into pages in the wiki, by using the ftemplate directive. The directive has an id parameter that identifies the template to use.

Additional parameters can be used to fill out the template, in addition to the "field" values. Passed-in values override the "field" values.

There are two places where template files can live. One is in the /templates directory on the wiki. These templates are wiki pages, and can be edited from the web like other wiki pages.

The second place where template files can live is in the global templates directory (the same place where the page.tmpl template lives). This is a useful place to put template files if you want to prevent them being edited from the web, and you don't want to have to make them work as wiki pages.


Example 1


[[!meta  title="I Am Page A"]]
[[!meta  description="A is for Apple."]]
[[!meta  author="Fred Nurk"]]
[[!ftemplate  id="mytemplate"]]

Template "mytemplate":



This will give:

<h1>I Am Page A</h1>
<p>by Fred Nurk</p>
<p><strong>Summary:</strong> A is for Apple.

Example 2: Overriding values


[[!meta  title="I Am Page B"]]
[[!meta  description="B is for Banana."]]
[[!meta  author="Fred Nurk"]]
[[!ftemplate  id="mytemplate" title="Bananananananas"]]

This will give:

<p>by Fred Nurk</p>
<p><strong>Summary:</strong> B is for Banana.

Example 3: Loops

(this example uses the ymlfront plugin)

Page C:

BookAuthor: Georgette Heyer
BookTitle: Black Sheep
  - Historical
  - Romance
[[ftemplate id="footemplate"]]

I like this book.

Template "footemplate":



This will give:

<h1>Black Sheep</h1>
<p>by Georgette Heyer</p>

<p>(Historical, Romance)</p>

<p>I like this book.</p>


One cannot query the values of fields on pages other than the current page. If you want to do that, check out the report plugin.