What is Liquid?
It is an open-source template language written in Ruby. It is the backbone of Shopify themes and is used to load dynamic content on storefronts. It is safe, customer facing template language for flexible web apps.
Liquid is a tool in the Templating Languages & Extensions category of a tech stack.
Liquid is an open source tool with 10K GitHub stars and 1.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Liquid's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Liquid?
38 companies reportedly use Liquid in their tech stacks, including all, Kajabi, and Tealium.
72 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Liquid.
Ruby, Zendesk, Jekyll, Fedora, and Drip are some of the popular tools that integrate with Liquid. Here's a list of all 9 tools that integrate with Liquid.
- Render templates directly from the database
- Smarty (PHP) style template engines
- Template engine which does HTML just as well as emails
- Allow your users to edit the appearance of your application but don't want them to run insecure code on your server
Liquid Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Liquid?
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