ToC for Bard (Table of Contents)

Addon by Adrian Goldner

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Latest Version Statamic v3

Automatic Table Of Contents for Statamic Bard-Fields

This addon generates a Table-Of-Contents (ToC) for any Bard-Field in Statamic. Just like any Antlers-Tag you can use this addon in your templates with some Statamic-Magic Sugar:

<div class="max-w-md mx-auto">
  <div class="text-2xl font-bold">Table Of Contents</div>
  <div class="py-4 text-base text-gray-700 sm:text-lg">
    <ol class="list-decimal list-inside space-y-2">
      {{ toc depth="3" }}
        <a class="font-bold text-cyan-800" href="#{{ toc_id }}"
          >{{ toc_title }}</a
        {{ if children }}
          {{ *recursive children* }}
        {{ /if }}
      {{ /toc }}


Install via composer:

composer require goldnead/statamic-toc

No further Vendor-Publishing or config files are needed.


This Addon provides functionality to automatically generate an array of the headings from your bard-field so you can iterate through them in your template. It also ships with a modifier to automatically generate IDs for anchor-links.

Bard setup

The idea behind this addon is that it should work out of the box with your existing Bard-Setup. Behind the scenes it will parse its content for headlines and generates an associative nested (or unnested, see options below) array that you can iterate through. So, no special headline-sets are needed, just the plain ol' default Bard-field can be used:

title: test sections: main: display: Main fields: ... - handle: bard field: always_show_set_button: false buttons: - h2 - h3 - bold - italic - unorderedlist - orderedlist - removeformat - quote - anchor - image - table toolbar_mode: fixed link_noopener: false link_noreferrer: false target_blank: false reading_time: false fullscreen: true allow_source: true enable_input_rules: true enable_paste_rules: true display: Bard type: bard icon: bard listable: hidden

Of course, you can use as many heading-buttons as you like. If you prefer to save your bard-content as HTML, you can safely do so. This addon works best with structured bard-data but HTML is also supported and works as intended. So you can safely turn on save_html: true in your bard-settings.

toc Modifier

Use the modifier in your templates to add IDs to your headings:

{{ text | toc }}

Then you get something like this:

<h2 id="this-is-an-example-heading">This is an example heading</h2>
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  irure Lorem. Voluptate enim cillum do nostrud eiusmod deserunt.

toc Tag

You can use the toc-Tag as you would use any recursive tag (like the nav Tag) in your Antler-Templates:

  {{ toc }}
    <a href="#{{ toc_id }}">{{ toc_title }}</a>

    {{ if children }}
      {{ *recursive children* }}
    {{ /if }}
  {{ /toc }}

As default this addon assumes your bard-content lives inside a content-field named article. To change that behaviour you can assign the name of the field bard field with the parameter field:

{{ toc field="bard" }}

or alternatively you can pass the bard-content directly to the content parameter:

{{ toc :content="bard" }}

If you don't want to display your ToC as a nested list you can pass the parameter is_flat:

  {{ toc is_flat="true" }}
    <a href="#{{ toc_id }}">{{ toc_title }}</a>
  {{ /toc }}


Every Item has the following variables at your disposal:

Variable Description
toc_title (string) The title of the heading
toc_id (string) The slugified title to use as anchor-id
id (int)  The internal id used to assign children and parents
is_root (bool) A flag to determine if the current heading is at root level
parent (int/null) Id of parent item if current item is a child
has_children (bool)  Flag if current item has children
children (array) Contains all the Child-headings


You can control the behaviour with the following tag-parameters:

Parameter Description (Type) Default
depth Specifies wich heading-depth the list includes (int) 3
is_flat When true the list will be displayed as a flat array without nested children (boolean) false
field The name of the bard-field. (string) "article"
content Content of the bard-structure or HTML String (string/array/null) null
from The starting point from where the list shohuld be outputted (string) h1


This is commercial software. To use it in production you need to purchase a license at the Statamic-Marketplace.