I'm using D7 and module Views Accordion (V 7.x-1.1) for my view. I've created my custom template (e.g views-view-accordion--[name of my view].tpl.php) for customize my view. However, when I want to add some variables in preprocess function, I created the function mytheme_preprocess_views_view__[name of my view](&$vars), I cannot get into this function.

Am I doing something wrong? Thanks in advance.

  • Suggestions do not have their own preprocess fucntions. They share the preprocess function of the base template, as @thumbson answered. – J. Reynolds Feb 9 '15 at 18:29

You want to use template_preprocess_views_view (see views theme functions)

function MYTHEME_preprocess_views_view(&$variables) {
  $view = $variables['view'];
  if ($view->name == 'my_view_name') {
    // add your variables here
    $variables['YOUR_VARIABLE'] = 'value';

$YOUR_VARIABLE should be available in your template file.

  • I've tried this solution. I've added $view->style_plugin->options['row-start-open'] = '0';in mytheme_preprocess_views_view function, but when it seems that I can't pass the value in my template file views-view-accordion--[name of my view].tpl.php. I used var_dump($view->style_plugin->options['row-start-open']) in template file, the value is always none – stevey Feb 10 '15 at 8:29
  • Try setting $variables['row_start_open'] = '0'; and see if $row_start_open is a variable in your template file. – thumbson Feb 10 '15 at 14:37
  • I've tried, it doesn't work. In my template file, $row_start_open is null – stevey Feb 10 '15 at 15:08
  • A couple things to check: 1) Are you sure your preprocess function is executing? You may need to check that first. 2) Is your view name correct in $view->name == 'my_view_name' ? It's going to be the machine name of the view. I just tested this with one of my views so it should work. Try clearing your cache and see if that helps. – thumbson Feb 10 '15 at 15:21

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