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IF statement to show or hide a div with CMS

Thread began 4/18/2010 4:18 pm by mrs | Last modified 4/19/2010 5:05 am by mrs | 698 views | 2 replies |


IF statement to show or hide a div with CMS

Hi, I have created an div on a page where I want the content to show or hide based on what is entered into the admin area, and I am trying to make it disappear if the content is equal to 'blank', but I keep getting an error.

I can get an if statement to work if I have a recordset to compare contents to, but as a site with CMS doesn't need a recordset, I am struggling to get the thing to work.


This is the code I have which is similar to that I would use on a recordset:

<?php /*START_PHP_SIRFCIT*/ if($database_localhost, $localhost, ['in focus', 'Main area']<>"blank"){ ?>
<div id="infocuspanel">
<?php echo WA_getCMSContent($database_localhost, $localhost,"in focus", "Main area"); ?>
<?php } /*END_PHP_SIRFCIT*/ ?>


I keep getting this error no matter what change I make though:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ',' in /Users/username/Sites/website/includes/in_focus.php on line 1


Any ideas on what I can do to make this show or hide based on the content being 'blank'?


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Run your if statement like this:

<?php if (WA_getCMSContent($database_localhost$localhost,"in  focus""Main area") != "" ) {
WA_getCMSContent($database_localhost$localhost,"in  focus""Main area");

Make sure you use "!=" when testing for Not Equal To.

Also, don't use the word "blank"... just two back to back quotes with no string between like this "" will signify empty.

Best regards,


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Thanks for that. I've never seen != before... I thought that <> was a universal not equal to, but hey, I'll give it a go.

Also, I've used the word 'blank' because the CMS solution doesn't allow for an actual blank entry in the database. I was hoping to use the two quotes, but unfortunately something has to be entered into the text editor to ensure that it submits to the database.

I would remove the validation on it, but I need it to be there for when the same page is working on other areas of the site.

Thanks again.

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