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Context#Render(code int, name string, data interface{}) error renders a template with data and sends a text/html response with status code. Templates can be registered by setting Echo.Renderer, allowing us to use any template engine.

Example below shows how to use Go html/template:

  1. Implement echo.Renderer interface

    type Template struct {
    templates *template.Template

    func (t *Template) Render(w io.Writer, name string, data interface{}, c echo.Context) error {
    return t.templates.ExecuteTemplate(w, name, data)
  2. Pre-compile templates


    {{define "hello"}}Hello, {{.}}!{{end}}
    t := &Template{
    templates: template.Must(template.ParseGlob("public/views/*.html")),
  3. Register templates

    e := echo.New()
    e.Renderer = t
    e.GET("/hello", Hello)
  4. Render a template inside your handler

    func Hello(c echo.Context) error {
    return c.Render(http.StatusOK, "hello", "World")

Advanced - Calling Echo from templates

In certain situations it might be useful to generate URIs from the templates. In order to do so, you need to call Echo#Reverse from the templates itself. Golang's html/template package is not the best suited for this job, but this can be done in two ways: by providing a common method on all objects passed to templates or by passing map[string]interface{} and augmenting this object in the custom renderer. Given the flexibility of the latter approach, here is a sample program:


<h1>Hello {{index . "name"}}</h1>

<p>{{ with $x := index . "reverse" }}
{{ call $x "foobar" }} &lt;-- this will call the $x with parameter "foobar"
{{ end }}


package main

import (


// TemplateRenderer is a custom html/template renderer for Echo framework
type TemplateRenderer struct {
templates *template.Template

// Render renders a template document
func (t *TemplateRenderer) Render(w io.Writer, name string, data interface{}, c echo.Context) error {

// Add global methods if data is a map
if viewContext, isMap := data.(map[string]interface{}); isMap {
viewContext["reverse"] = c.Echo().Reverse

return t.templates.ExecuteTemplate(w, name, data)

func main() {
e := echo.New()
renderer := &TemplateRenderer{
templates: template.Must(template.ParseGlob("*.html")),
e.Renderer = renderer

// Named route "foobar"
e.GET("/something", func(c echo.Context) error {
return c.Render(http.StatusOK, "template.html", map[string]interface{}{
"name": "Dolly!",
}).Name = "foobar"