compact

Filter= compact

Removes any nil values from an array.

For this example, assume site.pages is an array of content pages for a website, and some of these pages have an attribute called category that specifies their content category. If we map those categories to an array, some of the array items might be nil if any pages do not have a category attribute.

INPUT

OUTPUT

{% assign site_categories = site.pages | map: "category" %} {% for category in site_categories %} - {{ category }} {% endfor %}

  • business

  • celebrities

  • lifestyle

  • sports

  • technology

By using compact when we create our site_categories array, we can remove all the nil values in the array.

INPUT

OUTPUT

{% assign site_categories = site.pages | map: "category" | compact %} {% for category in site_categories %} - {{ category }} {% endfor %}

  • business

  • celebrities

  • lifestyle

  • sports

  • technology