I'm having an issue with an undefined variable

Notice: Undefined variable: comment_count in include() (line 33 of ...\themes\simplecorp\node.tpl.php).

This is what my line 33 looks like:

<?php print $comment_count; ?> 

I don't understand this error, Can someone tell me how to do it?

  • this error would occur for a node that doesn't have a comment count, as the variable won't have been set. T-34's answer should work to avoid this issue.
    – Geoff
    Jun 13, 2014 at 18:14

1 Answer 1


If you want to get rid of this notice, replace your line 33 with:

<?php if (isset($comment_count)) print $comment_count; ?>

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