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Can I set a Default Image for ImageField?


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30 September 2008 at 1:52pm (Last edited: 3 October 2008 4:48pm), Community Member, 190 Posts

No one has responded yet, so let me elaborate. I have an ArticlePage (radio show) that will have a Title, Image, Audio File, and Description. I have set the CMS up with a new ImageField, but for times that the client doesn't have a photo, I would like to set a default image. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank You,


3 October 2008 at 4:50pm Community Member, 190 Posts

Is this possible? Is there a different approach that anyone can think of?


3 October 2008 at 5:05pm (Last edited: 3 October 2008 5:05pm), Community Member, 244 Posts


the easiest way to do this would be to check if the image exists in the template, rather than inside the CMS (i dont think its supported). To do display a default image if one isnt provided, you can put this in your template:

<% if Image %>
<% else %>
<img src="assets/default-image.jpg" alt="Default Image"/>
<% end_if %>


3 October 2008 at 5:19pm Community Member, 190 Posts

Just tried your suggestion, it worked!

thank you!