Whitespace control

In Liquid, you can include a hyphen in your tag syntax {{-, -}}, {%-, and -%} to strip whitespace from the left or right side of a rendered tag.

Normally, even if it doesn't output text, any line of Liquid in your template will still output an empty line in your rendered HTML:

Notice that there are two empty lines in the rendered template:

Welcome back, Martina ```

By including hyphens in your Liquid tag, ({%- and -%}), you can strip the generated whitespace from the rendered template:

If you need to control the whitespace on only one side of the Liquid tag, you can include the hyphen on just the opening or closing tag. In the example below, a hyphen is on the closing Liquid tag around customer.name.