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A template script defines the output, typically HTML, and is interpreted by a Renderer. The script is written in a templating language such as FreeMarker or JSP.

A template script is a mixture of:

  • Static markup
  • Dynamically assigned values provided by TemplatingFunctions and other convenience helpers
  • Content references

FreeMarker

At Magnolia, we prefer FreeMarker for its flexibility, clean syntax and practical error reporting.

Magnolia 5.5 includes FreeMarker version 2.3.25. You can use the .version special variable in a template to check this.

If you are not familiar with FreeMarker, these links will get you started:

For further information about how to use Freemarker in the Magnolia context, also read:

The Magnolia CLI offers the create-page and create-component commands that automatically create basic scripts, template definitions and dialog definitions.