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How can I prevent people accessing templates directly that are only used as includes for instance?

I read that I could add an underscore ie _example.html,but then the include stops working.

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If your template is _example.html, you include like this:

{% include '_example.html' %}

It also works to have a template in a directory that starts with an underscore. So you could name the directory _includes, name the template in there example.html and include it like this:

{% include '_includes/example.html' %}

Either way, the template can't be accessed directly.

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Ah, I missed the point (facepalm) Since you also need to adjust the include I thought you could still access the template with the underscore added. But then it's blocked – noregt Jul 25 '14 at 16:21

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