Creating custom template tags in Django

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Django templates have access to a series of built-in tags and filters that don't require any setup steps such as {% if %} and {% for %}.

However, Django also allows you to create your own template tags to perform custom actions. Custom template tags come in very handy when you need to add functionality to your templates that
is not covered by the core set of Django template tags.

In this article, we will learn to create custom template tags in Django.

Creating custom template tags

Django provides the following helper functions that allow you to create your own template tags in an easy manner:

  • simple_tag : Processes the data and returns a string
  • inclusion_tag : Processes the data and returns a rendered template
  • assignment_tag : Processes the data and sets a variable in the context

Template tags must live inside Django applications.


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