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Building Single-page Web Apps with Meteor

By : Fabian Vogelsteller
Book Image

Building Single-page Web Apps with Meteor

By: Fabian Vogelsteller

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Building Single-page Web Apps with Meteor
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Displaying data with template helpers

Each template can have functions, which are called template helpers, and they can be used inside the template and child templates.

In addition to our custom helper functions, there are three callback functions that are called when the template is created, rendered, and destroyed. To display data with template helpers, perform the following steps:

  1. To see the three callback functions in action, let's create a file called home.js and save it to our my-meteor-blog/client/templates/ folder with the following code snippet:

    Template.home.created = function(){
      console.log('Created the home template');
    Template.home.rendered = function(){
      console.log('Rendered the home template');
    Template.home.destroyed = function(){
      console.log('Destroyed the home template');

    If we now open the console of our browser, we will see the first two callbacks are being fired. The last one will only fire if we dynamically remove the template.

  2. To display data in the home...