A template script defines the output (typically HTML) and is interpreted by Renderer. The script is written in a templating language such as FreeMarker.
In the context of developing Single-page applications, the elements comparable to FreeMarker template scripts are components, which are compiled into a single HTML page. On the Magnolia side, the rendering of the page is handled by the SPA renderer.
A template script is a mixture of:
Dynamically assigned values provided by
TemplatingFunctionsand other convenience helpers
At Magnolia, we prefer FreeMarker for its flexibility, clean syntax and practical error reporting.
Magnolia 6.0 includes FreeMarker version 2.3.38. 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-component commands that automatically create basic scripts,
template definitions and dialog definitions.