I am overriding my view with the template views-view-fields.tpl.php, and have called it views-view-fields--front-featured-blocks.tpl.php

I wont bother putting all of my code for this block up, but the two defining lines of my code are as follows...

<span class="block-entity-id">
  <?php print $fields['field_link_to_content']->content; ?>

<span class="block-title">
  <?php print $fields['field_block_title']->content; ?>

The field_block_title span prints a value, but the field_link_to_content does not.

The field_link_to_content is an Entity Reference field, which is printing the Entity ID, which I need to build a link.

Can anyone tell me why this doesnt work, but I can print every other field in the same method? The entity reference field is only allowed one value, but is there a delta value involved? How would I print a list of allowed values? I have devel installed.

  • what does devel show? can u take a screen shot & upload it
    – No Sssweat
    Sep 17, 2015 at 10:10
  • @NoSssweat How do I print from Devel in a views theme template file? Where would I see the output?
    – Collins
    Sep 17, 2015 at 10:13

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I found my main answer from this question here.. Calling a field in views-view-fields--view-name.tpl.php ---- Error

My problem was excluding the display of the field. I assumed that I would want the field hidden as I wanted to show it elsewhere, but as I am overriding the views.view.fields.tpl.php anyway, I could choose to declare it or not.

As soon as I set the field to display again, I could use...

print $fields['field_link_to_content']->content;

If I had wanted to keep the field hidden, I could have used something like...

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    oh yeah, I had that happen to me, forgot about that.
    – No Sssweat
    Sep 17, 2015 at 10:27

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