I've noticed that since WP 3.5 that we now have the Backbone.js and Underscore.js libraries included. The new Media Modal uses Underscore templates and I was wondering how would I be able to insert them, especially in the admin side of things.Is there a correct way to insert these?


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Your plugin index file:

add_action( 'print_media_templates', 'wpse8170_admin_footer' );
function wpse8170_admin_footer() {

    require 'templates.php';

Your templates.php:

<script id="tmpl-mytemplate" type="text/html">
    <h1>Hello {{data.name}}!</h1>

Your media js file:

wp.media.view.MyView = wp.media.View.extend({
    template: wp.media.template('mytemplate'),

    render: function() {
        this.$el.html(this.template({name: 'world'}));
  • How do we trigger the view?
    – Sisir
    Commented Sep 13, 2020 at 10:56

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