How do I dynamically load variables in Liquid templates?
I'm new to using Liquid templates, but I'm wondering how do I load data dynamically in my controller? The reason is because all the data is stored in my db in different tables, and loading all of them requires a lot of join queries and more of than not, a single page will almost never use all of the queried data.
I don't think it's efficient to run 20+ queries to only use 5, is there a way to know what the Liquid needs and only load those when necessary?
Yup! For standard use you can just pass it the content from a record that has handlebars in it, and call render with a parameters hash.
<%= Liquid::Template.parse(@blog.custom_content). render('page_content' => Post.first.content, 'page_title' => Post.first.title) %>
Using your example, I'm thinking more of only querying
Page.first.content if the template itself uses page_content. I'm in a situation where my liquid templates are user generated, so I'm not sure what data will be required.