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For convenience it would be rather useful if there was a way for me to achieve the following inside my main layout template:

<body class="template--{{ getNameOfPageTemplateHere|replace({ '/':'-', '_':'' }) }}">

Such that a page rendered using the template "blog/_entry" would have the following body tag:

<body class="template--blog-entry">

Is this possible?

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Maybe not the solution you was looking for, but here is an alternative solution I'm using.

Put a Twig block in your "master template" (_layout.html?) like this:

<body class="{% block bodyClass %}{% endblock bodyClass %}">

And from my templates I can add classes to the body tag like this:

{% block bodyClass %}{{ parent() }} news-index anotherclass{% endblock bodyClass %}

Or replace the classes by omitting the parent() like this:

{% block bodyClass %}news-index anotherclass{% endblock bodyClass %}
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  • Thanks, but I already have something like this, I am using a variable rather than a block which gets set before @extends but I was hoping to avoid having to explicitly set the class for each of my templates, would have been nice if this could be automated.
    – Lea Hayes
    Dec 17, 2014 at 10:14
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You can use {% set templateName = _self.getTemplateName() %} from _edit and pass that up as a variable that your layout template can utilize.

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  • I have tried this but it does not seem to return the name of the template that is dealing with the request, but rather the name of the current template; '_layout.html' in my case.
    – Lea Hayes
    Dec 17, 2014 at 10:12
  • And you put the getTemplateName() call inside of the _edit template?
    – Brad Bell
    Dec 17, 2014 at 16:02

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