- Installing and Using
- Variable Interpolation
- Including Files
- Template Inheritance and Blocks
- Control Blocks
Jinja2 is a template engine for Python featuring an optional sandbox environment.
Template Inheritance and Blocks
Built into Jinja2 is functionality for building a ‘base’ template file and building off of it. This is known in Jinja2 functionality as “extending” a file.
Files extend when they use the keyword block to define a section. The keyword endblock closes out a section. In the base file, these sections define areas where other, “child” files can add content.
Files that extend from other files use the keyword extend and the name of the parent file.
In the child file, any use of the keywords block and endblock define areas that override the parent.