Some links in the menu should only be shown if the textfield is not empty. For example:

{% if craft.entries.section('aboutus').textField|length == 0 %} style="display: none;" {% endif %}.

But craft.entries.section('aboutus').textField|length always returns 1. I also tried is empty.

So, how I get the real length of this textfield?

And I have the same problem with a matrix. How can I check if the Matrix field has any blocks?

  • "How can I check if the matrix is empty or not?" Does that mean you want to see if your Matrix field has any blocks? Or you want to see if a particular field inside of a Matrix block is empty?
    – Brad Bell
    Mar 15 '16 at 23:27
  • And want to see if the Matrix field has any blocks Mar 15 '16 at 23:33

This should do it for a text field:


To see if a Matrix field has any blocks, it's not as pretty. There's probably a better way, but it's all I can think of at the moment:

{% set entries = craft.entries.section('news') %}

{% set validEntries = [] %}

{% for entry in entries %}
    {% if entry.matrixField|length %}
        {% set validEntries = valid|merge([entry]) %}
    {% endif %}
{% endfor %}

validEntries is now an array of entries that have at least one block.

  • thanks! But now I have a matrix. How I get the real length here? Mar 15 '16 at 22:34
  • So textField is in a Matrix block inside of a Matrix field? Can you update the question with the name of the block and Matrix field?
    – Brad Bell
    Mar 15 '16 at 23:18
  • No, for the textField your version works fine. But now I have the same problem with a Matrix Block. But wait. I will update the question Mar 15 '16 at 23:23
  • And is there a way to check if an lightswitch Field is on or not? Mar 20 '16 at 15:41

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