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Flamingo comes with a wrapped html/template as simple default template engine.

Refer to for the basic documentation

Structured templating

Template directory

This module allows to set up a deeply nested directory structure with template (html) files. These files can be referenced from a controller by just using the path without .html.

For example, to render deep/nested/index.html in your controller, just call

return controller.responder.Render("deep/nested/index")

Layout templates

In addition, a set of base layout templates can be defined in a separate directory. These layout templates can be included into all rendered templates.

If you want to define a site template, just call different sub templates inside like

{{template "content" .}}

In your rendered template, you can call the layout template and define all needed blocks:

{{template "pages/site.html" .}}

{{define "content"}}
  <h1>The site content</h1>

The layout templates can also be used to define common "snippets" which can be used in every rendered template, for example:

{{range $i, $p := .Products}}
  {{if gt $i 0}}
  <div class="row">
    {{template "blocks/product.html" $p}}


      basepath: "templates", # template directory
      dir: "layouts", #  layout directory within the template directory