For Sublime Text 2 and 3 - Rails Partial makes creating partials in your Rails app a breeze! Simply select a block of code in your Rails view or stylesheet files and hit the shortcut key!
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Sublime Text 2 and 3 plugin: Rails Partial

Makes creating Rails Partials a breeze. Quickly create a blank Partial, or select text and create the partial instantly!

Sublime Text 3 Update: ST3 is now supported through the ST3 branch. When using ST3 and package control, the package control should automatically download the correct branch based on your version of Sublime Test. If you would like to intall this plugin in ST3 without Package Control, simply download or clone the contents of the ST3 branch into your ST3 plugins directory.

Shortcut Keys

There are two shortcuts, "Create Partial", and "Create Partial and Open". The latter option simply loads the partial into Sublime Text after creating it.

Windows / OSX / Linux:

  • ALT+P - Create Partial
  • SHIFT+ALT+P - Create Partial and Open

How to Use

The following instructions are all done inside your Rails Apps's view (.erb, .html, .haml, .slim) or stylesheet (.css, .scss, .sass) files.

Creating a Partial from Code

  1. Select the block of code you wish to put into a partial and hit the Shortcut Key
  2. Name the Partial (the preceding underscore and the file extension is not required)
  3. Hit Enter. Done! Your partial is located in the same directory as your original file.

Creating a Blank Partial

If you do not select any code before hitting the shortcut key, this plugin will simply create a blank partial file and insert the render/import code in your view/stylesheet as appropriate.

Creating Partials in other directories

If you wish to create your partial in a different directory, simply type the directory name followed by a slash and the partial name. For example:

To create a partial inside of app/views/shared/_partial_name.html.erb (a common directory belonging for your views), you would type: shared/partial_name. You could also enter common/partial_name as well as somedir/subdir/partial_name.

Importing Stylesheets

The same methods above can be applied to your .css, .scss/.sass files. Try it out!


This plugin has support for the following file types:

  • Markup: .erb, .html, .haml, .slim
  • Stylesheet: .css, .scss, .sass.

This list will possibly be expanded in the future. If you would like support for other files, please submit an issue or an pull request.


You have two options, we'll start with the preferred installation method, Package Control.

Package Control

The easiest and preferred way to of installing this plugin is with Package Control.

  • Ensure Package Control is installed and Sublime Text 2 has been restarted.
  • Open the Command Palette (Command+Shift+P on OS X, Control+Shift+P on Linux/Windows).
  • Select "Package Control: Install Package"
  • Select Rails Partial when the list appears.

Package Control will automatically keep Rails Partial up to date with the latest version.


This method required a little more work, but simply clone this repo into your Sublime Text 2 Package directory.

$ git clone git:// "Rails Partial"

Further instructions below.

Windows XP, 7 and 8

Execute the commands below one by one in your Command prompt.

$ cd "%APPDATA%\Sublime Text 2\Packages"
$ git clone git:// "Rails Partial"


Execute the commands below one by one in your terminal.

$ cd ~/.config/sublime-text-2/Packages/
$ git clone git:// "Rails Partial"