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With Hammer, you can set variables in your pages that you can use again and again. These can be especially useful if you need to set something that comes in from another include that you use in multiple templates. You could use variables in Hammer to set a page title, an id attribute for the body or a class attribute in your navigation. You create a variable using the line below:

variable-set

You would then set the variable by using:

variable1

In this case, we could use this $title variable to set a title tag in a header include for each of our pages. In _header.html (our head include) we would create the variable:

variable3

And then in our about.html file we could make our page title “My About Page” by just setting the variable like this at the top of the file:

variable4

You can also set a default value to be used by a variable in case a page doesn’t specify a value for it:

variable5

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