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The entry object has the following methods/properties:

  • id: The numerical entry ID
  • title: The title of the entry

    This property can be used directly, or it can take the following arguments:

    • markup: Whether to include any markup in the title; defaults to True, set this to False in things like a <title> element where HTML isn’t valid.

      For example:

      <head><title>{{ entry.title(markup=False) }}</title></head>
      <body><h1>{{ entry.title }}</h1></body>
    • no_smartquotes: Set to True to disable automatic smartquote substitution; this is mostly useful for Atom feeds. (default: False)

  • body and more: The text above and below the fold, respectively

    These properties can be used directly, or they can take any of the following parameters:

    • The standard image rendition arguments
    • xhtml: Set to True to render as XHTML instead of HTML (default: False)
    • no_smartquotes: Set to True to disable automatic smartquote substitution (default: False)
    • absolute: Set to True to force all links to be absolute (rather than relative); this includes ones that are written in '[markdown links](/foo).‘
  • card: <meta> tags for an OpenGraph card

    Like body and more, this takes arguments that affect the image renditions; you will almost certainly want to set width, height, and count.

    This will generate an appropriate og:title, og:url, og:image, and og:description tags based on the entry’s permalink and text. At present, og:description is the first paragraph of text and there will be og:image tags for up to the first count images.

    If you use this, you should also provide your own og:type tag, e.g.

    {{ entry.card(width=640,height=350,resize="fill",count=4) }}
    <meta property="og:type" content="website" />

    Please see the OpenGraph documentation for more information.

  • category: The category that this entry belongs to; this is provided as a category object.

  • date: The creation date and time of the entry, as an Arrow object

    Since it’s an Arrow object you can use it directly to get an incredibly precise time, but you’ll probably want to call a method on it such as format() or humanize().

  • permalink: A permanent link to the entry

    Takes the following arguments:

    • absolute: Whether to format this as an absolute or relative URL
      • False: Use a relative link (default)
      • True: Use an absolute link
    • expand: Whether to expand the URL to include the category and slug text
      • False: Use a condensed link
      • True: Expand the link to the full entry path (default)

    Whether to use an expanded link or not depends on how “permanent” you want your permalink to be; a condensed link will always cause a redirect to the current canonical URL, but an expanded link may go obsolete and still cause a redirection. The expanded link is generally better for SEO, however, and thus it is the default even if it isn’t truly “permanent.” (But then again, what is permanent, anyway?)

  • link: A destination link to the entry

    This is the same as permalink except it will also follow an entry’s Redirect-To destination.

  • archive: Get an archive link for rendering this in a category view.

    This takes the following arguments:

    • paging: The pagination type; one of:
      • "day": Entries for that day
      • "month": Entries for that month
      • "year": Entries for that year
      • "week": Entries for that week
      • Otherwise, uses the default pagination for the template (default)
    • template: Which template to use for the link (defaults to '', i.e. the default/index category template)
    • category: Which category to link to; defaults to the entry’s own category
    • absolute: Whether to use an absolute link (defaults to False)
  • last_modified: A last-modified time for this entry

  • next: The next entry (ordered by date)

    This can also take the same arguments as get_view(), with the following differences:

    • count has no effect
    • If category is unspecified, it defaults to the entry’s category
    • If category is specified, recurse defaults to True


    <!-- link to the next entry in its category -->
    {% if %}
    <a href="{{ }}">{{ }}</a>
    {% endif %}
    <!-- link to the next entry in the entire 'comics' section where the type isn't 'news' or 'recap' -->
    {% set next_comic ='comics',entry_type_not=['news','recap']) %}
    {% if next_comic %}
    <a href="{{ }}">{{ next_comic.title }}</a>
    {% endif %}
  • previous: The previous entry (ordered by date)

    This takes the same arguments as next.

  • get: Get a header from the entry file

    Note that if there’s more than one of a header, it’s undefined which one this will retrieve. If you want to get more than one, use get_all instead.

  • get_all: Get all of a header type from an entry, as a list.

    For example, this template fragment will print out all of the Tag headers in an unordered list, but only if there are any Tag headers:

    {% if entry.get('Tag') %}
    <ul class="tags">
        {% for tag in entry.get_all('Tag') %}
        <li>{{ tag }}</li>
        {% endfor %}
    {% endif %}