Default Variable Handling

Default Variable Handling

If a variable is used frequently throughout your templates, applying the default modifier every time it is mentioned can get a bit ugly. You can remedy this by assigning the variable its default value with the {assign} function.

Example 18-2. Assigning a template variable its default value

{* do this somewhere at the top of your template *}
{assign var="title" value=$title|default:"no title"}

{* if $title was empty, it now contains the value "no title" when you print it *}

See also default and Blank Variable Handling.

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