Getting Started

With Templating, you will be able to create powerful templates to automate common manual tasks.


The following examples demonstrate how you create a template and use Templating tags to place dynamic output.

Example 1: Template Definition

When creating a new template in the "Templates" folder, the template header will be in frontmatter format, containing two fields for the template--title and type-- followed by the template body.

title - The title should be a unique name beginning with the folder in which it is located. You can use the same title in multiple templates, provided they are in different folders.

type - The type field is used to identify what type of template this is. There are currently 3 different types of templates

  • empty-note will be available when you select the "Template" button in an empty calendar day
  • quick-note will be available whenever you invoke the np:qtn command
  • meeting-note will be available whenever you wish to create a meeting note for any NotePlan calendar event
  • ignore will be ignored in all template chooser interfaces

For more information on using Quick Notes and the np:qtn command, see here.

title: myTemplate
type: empty-note
Hello <%- user.first %>
Hello Michael

Example 2: Using Templating modules

In this example, we will use one of the many Templating module methods, Templating Web Module..

title: myTemplate
type: empty-note
Today's Weather: <%- %>
Todays Weather: Fountain Valley, California, United States: ⛅️  +86°F

The call to <%- %> will use the format you have defined in Templating settings. In this example, the settings value is blank, thus the default weather format will be used.

For more information about Templating weather, visit Templating Web Module.