If I have a custom CCK field, for example "temperature", is there any way I can directly call it from the node template? Like would there be a $temperature variable?


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You can access it directly from the node variable like: $node->field_temperature[0]['view'].

If you want to see what values are actually on the node, I'd suggest var_dump($node); in the template to check out what fields/values you can access.

  • so using that, I could output it in the node, right? Thank you!
    – Jane
    Jun 8, 2011 at 17:22
  • yeah, so for example if you created a template in your theme for the node, like "node-thermometer.tpl.php" for a content type of thermometer, you would be able to use that to output the temperature on the thermometer.
    – hross
    Jun 8, 2011 at 17:29

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