Use the Nunjucks template engine to create pages and layouts.

Options See on

extensions string[]

The list of extensions this plugin applies to

[ ".njk" ]
pageSubExtension string

Optional sub-extension for page files

includes string

Custom includes path

options object

Options passed to Nunjucks


plugins object

Plugins loaded by Nunjucks


Nunjucks is a powerful template language created by Mozilla and inspired by ninja2. This plugin allows you to use it to create pages and layouts.


Import this plugin in your _config.ts file to use it:

import lume from "lume/mod.ts";
import nunjucks from "lume/plugins/nunjucks.ts";

const site = lume();

site.use(nunjucks(/* Options */));

export default site;

Creating layouts

Add a file with .njk extension in the _includes directory. Use the front matter to set data to the template.

title: Welcome to my page
intro: This is my first post using Lume. I hope you like it!

    <title>{{ title }}</title>

    <p>{{ intro }}</p>

Creating pages

Creating pages is the same as creating layouts; just place the .njk file outside the _includes directory.

njk filter

The Nunjucks plugin also registers the njk filter, to render any string value as a Nunjucks template and output it as HTML. The filter accepts an object with data.

  username: Oscar
text: "Hello {{ username }}"

<!-- Render a string -->
<div>{{ text | njk(data) | safe }}<div>


This plugin exposes the following hooks:

  • addNunjucksPlugin(name, fn) To add additional plugins.

Configure VSCode

You can use the Nunjucks extension for VS Code for syntax highlight and some useful snippets.

Async mode

Lume file loader is asynchronous, meaning that files imported by Nunjucks must use the async API (asyncEach instead of for etc). For example, the following code won't work:

{% if includeHeader %}
  {% include "header.njk" %}
{% endif %}

You have to use the async mode:

{% ifAsync includeHeader %}
  {% include "header.njk" %}
{% endif %}

More info about Asynchronous support for Nunjucks