I followed online tutorials and defined a new region in litejazz Drupal 7 theme info file as :

regions[content_share] = Content Bottom

and exposed the new block using the code below in node.tpl.php as :

<div class="clearfix clear"></div>
  <?php if (!empty($content['links']['node']['#links']) || !empty($content['links']['comment']['#links']) || !empty($content['links']['blog']['#links'])): ?>
    <div class="links">&raquo; <?php print render($content['links']); ?></div>
  <?php endif; ?>
      <?php if ($content_share): ?> //<<<<<<<<<<<- THIS LINE CAUSES WARNING
    <?php print render($content_share); ?>
<?php endif; ?>
  <?php if ($content['comments'] && ($page)) { ?>
    <?php print render($content['comments']); ?>
  <?php }; ?>

Now my logs are getting filled with following warning :

Notice: Undefined variable: content_share in include() (line 39 of /srv/bindings/ertr88c9reretrea25f7b405eeee/code/sites/all/themes/litejazz/templates/node.tpl.php).

I had tried clearing cache as suggested in other solutions but none worked.


2 Answers 2


Regions are only available in page.tpl.php, not node.tpl.php.

In page.tpl.php you can use

print render($page['content_share']);
  • The above outputs the region correctly for me but with the warning. I am not a drupal dev, what would be the correct code block for the above implementation? Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 11:06
  • You won't get the warning using the above code (unless you're getting a different warning, about an undefined array index). Have you left print $content_share; in a template file somewhere?
    – Clive
    Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 11:14
  • @MyPalDrupal In these cases, put the blame on the Drupal cache; most of the times, you are sure to be right. :)
    – apaderno
    Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 11:18
  • No, here are the relevant files : pastebin.com/2jabpa0F , pastebin.com/hcQSDptq and pastebin.com/bMbTjt2M Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 11:20
  • In node.tpl.php you still have <?php if ($content_share): ?>. $content_share is not available in that context, so you get the warning
    – Clive
    Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 11:41

Check whether the region is available in the scope before assigning any value to it.

Check with get_defined_vars() in the node.tpl.php


Same issue is well explained in this thread

  • It can't be, regions aren't available in node.tpl.php
    – Clive
    Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 10:33
  • 1
    Hi Clive, I am not saying regions are available in node.tpl.php, just saying a good practice before using any variables in an unknown scope. Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 10:58

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