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Nodejs EJS helper functions?

Nodejs EJS helper functions?


Is there a way to register Helper Functions to EJS templates, so that they can be called from any EJS template? So, it should work something like this.


ejs.helpers.sayHi = function(name) {
    return 'Hello ' + name;


Problem courtesy of: Stephen Bugs Kamenar


Yes, in Express 3 you can add helpers to app.locals. Ex:

app.locals.somevar = "hello world";

app.locals.someHelper = function(name) {
  return ("hello " + name);

These would be accessible inside your views like this:

Note: Express 2.5 did helpers differently.

Solution courtesy of: dylanized


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