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How @section, @yield, @stop and @show works in Larvel Blade Templates

In this post, I want to reference some of my findings related to how the @section, @yield, @stop and @show commands work in Laravel’s Blade template engine as the official documentation regarding these subjects are pretty much non-existent. The @section command is used to define an area within your template, consider the following example: This is our master layout template named master.blade.php, it will reside in the app/views directory.

 <html> <title> @section('title') SiteName @show </title> <body> @yield('content') </body> </html> 

Now what the @section is doing above is creating a placeholder area named title with a default value (SiteName). At end, we use @show, why? To tell it to display the content at that point. If we used @stop, it would not output the title, now take a look at the child template below for a View called home.blade.php (again, this resides in app/views directory of your Laravel installation):

 @extends('master') @section('title') Home | @parent @stop @section('content') A test sentence. @stop 

The only thing its doing is defining content for this particular page / view. But the first thing it does is it tell it to extend the master template, so this child template extends our master template. It calls our section again and modifies it by appending Home | to the original title defined in our master template, so when its parsed as html it becomes Home | SiteName, neat huh? We used the @parent command to retrieve the original title defined by the parent / master template file. At the end we also use @stop command to tell it not to output anything right now, since it will be taken care of by the master template we created earlier. Because the Blade Template Engine does inheriting. One last thing I want to mention is that in the master template file above I used the following: @yield('content') This basically does the same thing as @section(‘content’) and is used if we simply don’t want the inherit (cascading) functionality. @yield is used when you simply want to overwrite the content instead of appending more content to the original.

I hope those who come across this post, find it helpful.. I made this post in quite a hurry for reference purpose as I was just beginning to get into the Laravel Web Framework. If some thing feels confusing or unclear or if something could be improved then please do mention by commenting. Cheers!

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