Hugo: Set a variable using a ternary based on whether a variable is set or not

Published: 2019-11-25 22:31:28 -0500 -0500

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I’m building a Hugo site and want to use a ternary expression in order to set the value of one of my variables based on whether my post has a parameter set or not, you know something like myVar = myConditional ? True : False. How can I do this?


To do this, you can use a combination of cond and isset:


In this example, $myVar gets set to .Params.PAGEPARAMETERNAME if .Params.PAGEPARAMETERNAME has been set to a value, otherwise it defaults to the value "DEFAULTVALUE". In this example, I’m returning a string, but you could of course return whatever other value you see fit.

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