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This small piece of code allow you to simply use Flatiron's Plate template engine in within Express framework.


Ready to run examples can be found at express-plates-examples

How to

By default, .html views are associated to plates engine. The association is a one line code: require('express-plates').init(app);

Here is a more detailed example:

app = require('express')();

app.set('views', __dirname + '/views');

app.get('/', function(req, res) {
    res.render('index', {
        data: {
            title: 'Plates is pretty cool, so is Express',
            content: 'It seems to work quiet well'


You may customize the express engine setting:

var express = = require('express');
var app = express();
var expressPlates = require('express-plates');

app.engine('.plate', expressPlates);


You can require plates and use Map() easilly :

var expressPlates = require('express-plates');
var plates = require('plates');

app.engine('.html', expressPlates);
app.set('views', __dirname + "/views");

// further in the app...

app.get('/', function(req, res) {
    var map = plates.Map();


    res.render('index', {
        data: {
            content: 'It seems to work quiet well'
        map: map
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