Core Plugin: Templates

21 March 2021 under 1 minute to read

I enabled the Core plugin for Templates. This allows you to specify a directory of templates - just Markdown files - for when you create new notes.

You get a new button on the left gutter called Insert Template for inserting templated text.

  • Create a new file
  • Optionally name it
  • Click the Insert Template button

When you click this button, Obsidian asks you which template to insert, shows you a searchable list of all of your template files. Pick one and it’s inserted.

The main option is a directory to hold your template text notes. I have named my template directory _templates_ so the folder pops to the top of my Notes tab. I keep it closed so I barely think about it. I’ve named each template _Template<topic> so they are differentiated in any file list.

There are a few variables it will evaluate, including inserting the title, date, and time, for customization.

And yes, the Daily Journal plugin is fine with the daily template living in this directory.

This article is part of the series How I Obsidian and is tagged with obsidian and productivity.