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How to only show a more link if there's actually more content?


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15 April 2011 at 9:09pm Community Member, 15 Posts

I'm stuck with a little programming problem and don't know how to proceed.

I only want to show a more link on a news if there is actually more content than just the first paragraph. Something like
<% if Content > Content.FirstParagraph %>
but as i know that the templating language doesn't support comparisons just jet, i tried to write this in my NewsList Controller, but i think my function never gets called, so i wonder if i'm making anything wrong?

   function HasMoreContent() {
      if ($this->obj('Content')->FirstParagraph()
         && $this->Content > $this->obj('Content')->FirstParagraph()) {
         return true;
         } else {
         return false;

and in the template:

<% if Content %>
<% if HasMoreContent %>
   <a href="$Link" title="Mehr &uuml;ber &quot;{$Title}&quot;"> &gt;&gt; mehr</a>
<% end_if %>
<% end_if %>

i also tried something like this, just to see if anything gets called at all

function HasMoreContent() {
   print "test";
   return "Test";

and in the template:


Any hints on how to proceed would be greatly appreciated.


16 April 2011 at 12:01am Community Member, 103 Posts

Regarding your function not getting called - I think it might be a context/scope thing. I'm guessing you have something like a NewsList page type and a NewsArticle page type? In that case I think the HasMoreContent() function should be on your NewsArticle controller instead of your NewsList controller.