Content Segments

A page file is usually split in two sections: the configuration header, and the content itself:

foo: bar
something: else
Content goes here.

When making a layout for a page, or inserting a page into another (like listing blog posts), you would use content to get that second section.

But the contents of a page can also be split into segments.


A page segment starts with the following marker:


You can replace name with something else, which will be the name of the segment.

By default, the first segment (from the top of the file, or from just after the configuration header if there’s one) will be named content.

This mean you can create a page like so:

title: Page with multiple segments
The contents go here.

Sidebar goes here

You can then use, in the page’s layout, both the content and sidebar segments to put each piece of text in its appropriate place.

You can also specify a formatter for a given segment, by adding :formatter after the segment’s name. For instance, to disable formatting for the sidebar segment (because you want to write pure HTML and there’s no need to have Markdown in the way):

title: Page with multiple segments
The contents go here.

<p>Sidebar goes here</p>


You can switch formatters from one segment to the next, but you can also switch formatters inside a given segment! You can use the following marker for this:


The text will be formatted with formatter name until the end of the current segment, or until the end of the file.