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Ryan introduces the course, covering what we need and what we'll learn.
During this course we will build a flexible template stack — a set of Twig templates that together to generate the site pages — that can be used by every section of the site, even new sections that have no templates created specifically for them. The templates are included dynamically based on the Section handle and the Entry Type handle.
The goal of the course is to learn how the template stack works and to demonstrate some more advanced usage of Craft and Twig.
We hope that this will stimulate ideas for how you can improve your own site implementations so your templates are as reusable and concise as possible.
Here’s what we’ll learn in this course:
Here are all of the videos in Flexible Twig Templates in Craft 3:
|1||Introduction to the Course||Ryan introduces the course, covering what we need and what we'll learn.||03:49|
|2||What We're Building||We review the Downlink website, the project we'll build for this course.||02:02|
|3||Reviewing the Template Stack||Let's use construction paper and labels to review how the template stack works.||05:09|
|4||Stepping Through the Template Stack Code||Let's get familiar with the code that will make up our template stack.||05:03|
|5||Introducing the Handler Templates||The handler templates are what kick off the requests to the other supporting templates in the stack.||02:24|
|6||Reviewing the Entry Handler Template||Diving in, we look at how the Entry Handler Template works.||05:35|
|7||Reviewing the Item Handler Template||The item handler templates let us display individual entries in a listing view.||06:52|
|8||Reviewing the Matrix Handler Template||The last of the three handler templates is one for all Matrix fields in the site.||04:08|
|9||Preparing to Code the Template Stack||The project setup you'll need to do to follow along and code with me.||01:29|
|10||Reviewing the Layout Template||The layout template has all of the global markup and code for the site.||03:10|
|11||Creating the Homepage Listing Template||We start building the template components with the homepage. This covers building out the||06:38|
|12||Creating the Included Templates||The handler templates hand off to templates via includes. Let's build those included templates for our listing pages.||07:57|
|13||Finishing the Homepage Listing Template||We wrap up the homepage listing template by creating additional included templates. We start to see the magic happen.||07:47|
|14||Completing the Matrix Handler Template||We started the Matrix handler template earlier in the course so we could continue our work. Let's finish it up so it works as we need.||07:21|
|15||Creating the Entry Handler Template||So far into the course and we're just doing Entry templates? Yes, but all of this prep work is going to speed things up. Let's make the entries come alive!||10:42|
|16||Testing the Template Stack||All of our work pays off as we add a new section to the site and see the flexible template stack react and work its magic!||05:56|