Turning on Jinja autoescaping when using Template() directly

Jinja autoescaping is turned off by default. Coming from Django this frequently catches me out.

You can turn on autoescaping for your Jinja environment using:

from jinja2 import Environment, FileSystemLoader

env = Environment(

But what about if you are using Template directly? TIL that the Template class takes all of the same options as Environment does, so you can do this:

from jinja2 import Template

template = Template("""
<p>Hello {{ name }}</p>
""", autoescape=True)

print(template.render({"name": "Simon & Cleo"}))
# Output: <p>Hello Simon &amp; Cleo</p>

Here's the Template class constructor.

Created 2020-09-18T16:13:44-07:00 · Edit