I have a view which displays all content of type "news" which is tagged with a specific tag, e.g. "world" (passed as parameter to the view).

The view machine name is news. It has a display of type Content Pane (machine name panel_pane_1). It also has a contextual filter set to "field_tags".

How to render this view content pane programmatically, passing tag value "world" to it?

(I've found ctools_content_render but no idea if this is the right function for this task and how to use it)

2 Answers 2


You can use



print views_embed_view('news', 'panel_pane_1', 'world');

Any additional parameters will be passed as arguments, i.e contextual filter values.


You can use views_content_views_panes_content_type_render(). Here is a detailed example:

  // Important to include target content type.
  // You can also use 'views' content type but with a different render function.
  module_load_include('inc', 'views_content', 'plugins/content_types/views_panes');
  // Use your views machine name and display name here.
  $subtype = 'views_name-display_name';
  // Adjust settings to yours. You can debug ctools_content_render to see
  // all available settings in $conf. Or check
  // views_content_plugin_display_panel_pane::option_definition().
  $conf = array(
    'items_per_page' => 2,
    'offset' => 0,
    'more_link' => 1,
    'override_title' => 1,
    'override_title_heading' => 'blablalba',
    'override_title_text' => '',
    'pager_id' => 0,
    'use_pager' => 0,
  // (optional) Prepare ctools context and context keys if your argument type
  // is 'context'. Check handling of other argument types in
  // views_content_views_panes_content_type_render().
  $conf['context'] = array('mycontext');
  $context = array(
    'mycontext' => ctools_context_create('node', $node),
  // Render views pane.
  $pane = views_content_views_panes_content_type_render($subtype, $conf, $args, $context);

  // Get pane HTML.
  $output = render($pane->content);

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