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Adding span tag in Rails link_to

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment

Questions:

I’ve looked on SO about how to add a <span> tag but I didn’t see an example that placed the <span> where I want using Rails 3 link_to:

<a href="#" class="button white"><span id="span">My span&nbsp;</span>My data</a>

I tried something like:

<%= link_to(content_tag{:span => "My span&nbsp;", :id => "span"} @user.profile.my_data, "#", {:class => "button white"}) %>

But that didn’t work.

Answers:

link_to can take a block so I think you’re after something like this:

<%= link_to '#', :class => 'button white' do %>
    <span id="span">My span&nbsp;</span><%= @user.profile.my_data %>
<% end %>

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A combination of the .html_safe with #{@user.profile.my_data} should work as well.

<%= link_to "<span id='span'>My span&nbsp;</span>#{@user.profile.my_data}".html_safe, "#", class: 'button white' %>

You can also use a content_tag so it would look like:

<%= link_to(content_tag(:span, "My span&nbsp;", id:"span")+"#{@user.profile.my_data}", "#", class: 'button white' %> 

They’re basically identical but one might be easier on the eyes for you. Also, I’m pretty new to coding so if this is dead wrong for some crazy reason, please just comment and I’ll change it. Thanks.

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link_to '#', :class => 'button white' do
  <span id="span">My span&nbsp;</span>My data
end

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In HAML :

= link_to  new_post_mobile_path(topic.slug), class: 'add-new-place-btn' do
  %span{:class => "glyphicon glyphicon-plus", :style => "margin-right: 4px;"}
  New Place