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You've been looking for a more sophisticated templating engine for JavaScript. Here it is.
  • Rich Powerful language with block inheritance, autoescaping, macros, asynchronous control, and more. Heavily inspired by jinja2
  • Fast & Lean High-performant. Small 8K gzipped runtime with precompiled templates in the browser
  • Extensible Crazy extensible with custom filters and extensions
  • Everywhere Available in node and all modern web browsers, with thorough precompilation options
{% extends "base.html" %}

{% block header %}
<h1>{{ title }}</h1>
{% endblock %}

{% block content %}
<ul>
  {% for name, item in items %}
  <li>{{ name }}: {{ item }}</li>
  {% endfor %}
</ul>
{% endblock %}
      

Who's Using It?

Firefox Marketplace

“Nunjucks has allowed us to port all of our existing templates from a Django project to something that's easier to manage. By moving our templates to the client, transfer sizes are reduced and page responsiveness increases significantly. Our API supplies data, meaning we can decouple testing the front-end from testing the back-end. Nunjucks has made our app feel native.”

– Matt Basta, Firefox Marketplace team

Mozilla Webmaker

Webmaker from the Mozilla Foundation encourages people to create. Using web technologies, you can create visually rich media with a powerful real-time tool. Using nunjucks, it was easy to collaborate on the templates and implement complex features such as localization. There hasn't been any problems with performance or stability.

Backbeam

“Backbeam provides tools for mobile and web development. When we were planning the web developing features we needed an easy-to-use yet powerful templating engine. But almost all JavaScript templating engines lacked of important features such as template inheritance or flexibility to add custom behaviours (e.g. custom filters). Then we just saw the announcement of nunjucks on James' website. Since that moment we knew that nunjucks would be THE choice. Now we use nunjucks in many parts of our product. Users can edit HTML and email templates using nunjucks right in their browsers. We are really happy with our choice :)”

– Alberto Gimeno, founder of backbeam.io

Apostrophe CMS

“P'unk Avenue chose Nunjucks as the template language for the Apostrophe content management system, an open source CMS for node developers. We chose Nunjucks because of its close relationship with the Jinja and Twig languages, and also for its test coverage and robust implementation.”

– Tom Boutell, Senior Developer at P'unk Avenue

And many, many more...

More Examples

Use any of the builtin filters to work with variables, and even create your own.
{{ foo | title }}
{{ foo | join(",") }}
{{ foo | replace("foo", "bar") | capitalize }}
Use keyword arguments to any function or filter
{{ foo(1, 2, bar=3, baz=4) }}
{{ bar | transform(level=2) }}
Template inheritance allows you to reuse templates in a powerful way. Define skeleton structures that child templates fill in.
{% extends "base.html" %}

{% block header %}
<h3>{{ subtitle }}</h3>
{% endblock %}

{% block content %}
<h1>{{ page.title }}</h1>
<p>{{ page.content }}</p>
{% endblock %}
You can even write asynchronous templates if you need to make asynchronous calls in filters! Take advantage of asyncAll to execute all iterations in parallel, assuming lookup is asynchronous.
<h1>Posts</h1>
<ul>
{% asyncAll item in items %}
  <li>{{ item.id | lookup }}</li>
{% endall %}
</ul>

That's just the beginning. Check the the docs for a whole range of powerful features!