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Rob Sanchez

3rd Party (Free)

624 downloads (last 90 days)


EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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Embed a template before other tag parsing, so you can re-use templates more easily.


Copy the /system/expressionengine/third_party/pre_embed/ folder to your /system/expressionengine/third_party/ folder

Usage. The old way.

    {exp:channel:entries channel="your_channel"}
        {embed="site/embed" title="{title}" your_custom_field="{your_custom_field}"}

    <p>{embed:title}: {embed:your_custom_field}</p>

Usage. The new way.

    {exp:pre_embed parse="inward"}{!--yes, parse="inward" is necessary--}
    {exp:channel:entries channel="your_channel"}

    <p>{title}: {your_custom_field}</p>

Tada! Now you can re-use the same embed more easily.

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EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download Mar 6, 2011

This entry was created March 14, 2011, 11:18 am.
This entry was last updated April 20, 2012, 4:58 am.

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2 Reviews:

Savannah Christian Church 05.03.13

Savannah Christian Church
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Fantastic. Save so much time when developing complex sites, I am also using this in conjunction with regular embeds so I can put multiple channel output very easily on one page and still allow me to create a great header and footer embed.

Bryant 04.10.11

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Brilliant plugin that lets you build sites using partials in a smart and logical way.  Seperating channel:entries tags and the actual markup is essential to my build process and this keeps my templates DRY…love it!