Snippets are common blocks of HTML or text that can be used globally across all templates. Some clever uses included:

  • Reusing Common headers and footers across templates
  • Reusing Common CSS
  • Keeping a “library” of jinja macros to be reused throughout templates

How do I use snippets?

Create a snippet in the Snippets) section.

Email Snippet Example

In your template, reference the snippet by snippet name in the template:

{% snippet "A Snippet" %}

Can I use snippets within snippets?

Yes! Nested snippets are supported.

Can variables be used in snippets?

Yes! All data that can be referenced in a template can be referenced in a snippet. For example:

Snippet - Link

<a href="{{ link }}">Click Here</a>


{% snippet "Link" %}

Can snippets be given variables like a function?

Snippets don’t take variables. It’s better to use a jinja macro to accomplish that.

Jinja Macro Example

Jinja macros are similar to functions in programming languages. They abstract a block of commonly used code and can be set up to accept modifications when called.

Snippet - Macro Example

{% macro button(text, url, color='#49a9ce') %}
    <!--[if mso]>
      <v:roundrect xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" href="{{ url }}" style="height:53px;v-text-anchor:middle;width:150px;" arcsize="48%" stroke="f" fillcolor="{{ color }}">
    <a href="{{ url }}"
  style="background-color:{{ color }};border-radius:25px;color:#ffffff;display:inline-block;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-weight:bold;line-height:53px;text-align:center;text-decoration:none;width:150px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;">
      {{ text }}
    <!--[if mso]>
{% endmacro %}


{# Import the Snippet with the Macro #}
{% snippet "Macro Example" %}

{# Use the Macro in the template #}
{{ button('we made a macro!', '', color="#e91e63") }} 

For more information on Jinja Macros and other examples, visit the official Jinja documentation.