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I have built a custom content type that has a boolean field called 'Hide images'. There is also an images field that displays all images at the bottom of the node. I'd like to setup a way so that depending on the 'Hide images' field I can decide whether to display the images field. Is there a way to edit this via a template?

I saw in page--node--contenttype.tpl.php that I could render($page['content']); but I couldn't actually see how I could choose what content to display.

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In your template, instead of rendering the entire content array, you can break it down to print each individual item separately. Then, you could wrap the printing of the images in a statement that checks if the boolean value is true/false.

<?php if ($content['field_boolean_hide_images'] === FALSE): ?>
  <?php print render($content['field_image']); ?>
<?php endif; ?>

This is just an example and shouldn't be used verbatim.

Also, to create a template for your content type, it would be node--yourContentType.tpl.php rather than a page template override.

  • I can't seem to get it to work. I'm using print <?php render($content['field_image']); ?> Without using an if statement (to test whether I can render it at all) But nothing renders. I have double checked to make sure that is the machine name of my field. – Matt Jun 1 '15 at 18:27
  • Are you certain your template file is being used? Did you forget print before render()? – Patrick Ryan Jun 1 '15 at 18:32
  • Yes I'm using print. Sorry I omitted that from the comment. I'm certain that the template file is being used because I added junk text as a test and the junk text appears on the page. – Matt Jun 1 '15 at 18:36
  • You should install devel and add dpm($content) in your template to be sure that you have the render array named correctly. If field_image was correct it would certainly print. You can also try printing other fields to see if there is an issue with the image field. – Patrick Ryan Jun 1 '15 at 18:46
  • Also, this would be a node--yourContentType.tpl.php template, not a page template. – Patrick Ryan Jun 1 '15 at 18:48

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