The Article content type has been classified by taxonomy vocab Topic, where each Article's node has one topic.

For some usability and design requirements, I want Articles belongs to a specific topic to render the image field in different image style when it is on the full display mode.

I used the code in node--article.tpl.php:

if ($node->field_topic['und'][0]['tid'] == 154){
     // In some preprocessor...
    $images = field_get_items('node', $node, 'field_image');
    if(!empty($images)) {
      $image = field_view_value('node', $node, 'field_image', $images[0], array(
        'type' => 'image',
        'settings' => array(
          'image_style' => '200x260',
          'attributes' => array('class'=>'center-text')
    // Testing wrapping the image
    $variables['image'] = "----".$image."----";

    // Now, in your .tpl.php
     $content['field_image'] =  $image;
  print render($content)

The above code renders the image with HTML code like the following:

<img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://example.com/path/to/image/10_0.jpg?itok=COlIqejP" width="200" height="260">

However, it works fine but has two limitations:

1- I could not able to figure out how to enclose the image inside a div with css class to style it using CSS. The img tag is supplied only i.e without any wrapping divs or spans!

2- Using it from node--article.tpl.php is not recommended and I have a custom module, but I don't know the suitable node's hook that allows me to perform this task.

  • so the center-text div class does not get printed?
    – No Sssweat
    Sep 7, 2015 at 9:29

1 Answer 1


You can set wrapper for it with simple way instead

print render($content);

just use

print '<div class="my-wrapper">'.render($content['field_image']).'</div>;

and for second limitation if you have not $node just need load it with node_load ( if you have nid)

So before your code

  $node= node_load($nid);
  • render($content) prints out all node's contents, so this wrapper will not be dedicated for the image only!
    – SaidbakR
    Sep 6, 2015 at 17:18
  • @sємsєм I update my answer
    – Yuseferi
    Sep 6, 2015 at 17:27
  • 1
    Note that in node--article.tpl.php you should then hide($content['field_image']); so that it does not render twice if also using render($content);. Sep 7, 2015 at 0:11
  • no first render($content['field_image']) then hide($content['field_image']); then render($content);, ok?
    – Yuseferi
    Sep 7, 2015 at 4:21

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