Tidy Template


Fred Carlsen

3rd Party (Free)

499 downloads (last 90 days)

Download v0.2

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  • ExpressionEngine 2


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An extension that removes awful whitespace and the wonky tabbing in rendered templates (for nicer looking source code).

Tidy Template with HTML Tidy in Expressionengine 2.4+

Finally we got a template_post_parse hook in EE, and you know what that means? Time to get rid of all that awful whitespace and the wonky tabbing in rendered templates!


  1. Tweak the Tidy config.
  3. Put it in your third_party folder.
  5. Enable
  7. (optional) Configure your options in the extension settings
  9. (optional) Use the {tidy:options} tag:
{tidy:options indent="yes" wrap="200"}

Time spent on this

The options aren’t tweaked, and I spent like 5 minutes on this. Please tweak Tidy config, stop it from adding the whole HTML markup if you only got a poor or improve it any way you want.

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  1. template_post_parse

This entry was created October 18, 2013, 9:32 am.
This entry was last updated October 18, 2013, 10:03 am.

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3 Reviews:

petenice 02.19.14

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Blew up my masonry stuff

Terry Evans 10.25.13

Terry Evans
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I echo Anthony’s remarks exactly. In the final HTML output of my rendered template the tidy:options tag shows up—seems EE does not recognize it at all.

Anthony DeCrescenzo 10.24.13

Anthony DeCrescenzo
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As it is this is worthless. Some info is missing unless it’s supposed to truly be drop & go.

Added it to third_party, enabled, left with default config: nothing.
Modified config: nothing
Added single tag to template per sample: nothing
Added closing tag to make tag pair: nothing

What gives?