Views can be printed in tpl.php files with this code:

<?php print views_embed_view('myview','block_1'); ?>

However, if that view is empty, the view block code will be printed anyway:

<div class="view view-myview view-id-myview view-display-id-block_1 view-dom-id-abc123..."></div>

Is it possible to check if the view has any results first and then print it if it does? E. g.:

<?php if ($view_myview,block_1): ?>
<?php print views_embed_view('myview','block_1'); ?>
<?php endif; ?>

1 Answer 1


You can check it using the below code

$viewName = 'myview';
$displayid = 'block_1'; 

$view = views_get_view($viewName,$displayid);
$reviewCount = count($view->result); //It will return number of results
print views_embed_view($viewName,$displayid); 

Hope it will help.

  • It works, thank you. What about performance - does this count slow down the query a lot?
    – take2
    Commented Oct 1, 2014 at 18:23
  • Not that much. But its fine as long as it is working because it is the easiest way to do it.
    – user33576
    Commented Oct 1, 2014 at 18:26

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