Insert front matter template automatically at file creation time

Is it possible to have a front matter template inserted automatically at file creation time ? For example, each time I create a new note the following templater template should be inserted:

creation date: <% tp.file.creation_date() %>
modification date: <% tp.file.last_modified_date("dddd Do MMMM YYYY HH:mm:ss") %>

without having to insert it manually by pressing a keyboard shortcut?

In Settings → Files and Links you tell Obsidian where to create new notes.

In Settings → Templater → Folder Templates there is an option to tell Templater which template should be used when a note is created in a specific folder.

Just enter the template settings you want for default notes or for notes in specific folders.



Thanks for the reply! I think one first has to switch on “Trigger Templater on new file creation” :

The settings section with “Folder templates” will not be visisble unless the first option is switched on :smile: After enabling that switch I now get it:

That was what confused me… :slightly_smiling_face:

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Good to hear you have it working.

And you are absolutely right: my answer wasn’t comprehensive, and I apologise for that.


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