In a list of tags I'd like to remove the last comma. So is there something that works like the Ee backspace parameter?

4 Answers 4


An alternative, if you are getting the tags from the Tag Field type, is the Join filter:

{% if post.tags | length %}
    Tags: {{ post.tags | join(', ') }}
{% endif %}
  • Very clever and simple, ideal for tags :-)
    – noregt
    Commented Dec 18, 2014 at 16:41
  • Worked perfectly. Thank you! Commented Dec 13, 2021 at 19:52

There's a couple of special variables available while for looping through an array. In your case I'd make use of loop.last.

{{ tag }}{{ not loop.last ? ', ' }}

This is the expression using the ternary operator to keep the syntax short.

  • @noregt no love for the CSS solution?
    – carlcs
    Commented Aug 15, 2014 at 9:46
  • Not really, if it's a list I'd also rather not have the separator in the html. (comma, backslash or similar)
    – noregt
    Commented Aug 15, 2014 at 9:49
  • That's the exact reason to use CSS over HTML, @noregt! You'd only apply the class to those inline lists you wanna STYLE like this.
    – carlcs
    Commented Aug 15, 2014 at 9:51
  • I meant the LAST parsed separator, but I get your point if you're working with official lists. I was working with a simple paragraph line and comma's. But I admit that's not very good html.
    – noregt
    Commented Aug 15, 2014 at 9:58

If you you have a given string and can't influence how it is generated, use the slice filter to crop that last comma:

{% set tags = 'Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu, Rothaus Tannenzäpfle, Neumarkter Lammsbräu, ' %}

{# Remove the last two chars ", " from the string #}
{{ tags|slice(0, -2) }}
  • Aha that's even better, so slice is the EE backspace alternative :-)
    – noregt
    Commented Aug 15, 2014 at 13:34
  • No, it's the worst way to do it in my opinion, @noregt!
    – carlcs
    Commented Aug 15, 2014 at 13:35
  • Haha I understand your annoyance, but essentially I wanted to know the alternative for the EE backspace parameter. You changed the title, but that was what I meant to ask.
    – noregt
    Commented Aug 16, 2014 at 8:33
  • Yep, I think the new title fits this Q/A better. You asked for a way to make your tag list and that EE thing was just a side note for me (yes, there are people using Craft NOT coming from EE :D). Cheers, @noregt.
    – carlcs
    Commented Aug 16, 2014 at 8:49
  • Oh, and it's your question. Don't feel being pushed to accept the CSS solution! (but do it!!!)
    – carlcs
    Commented Aug 16, 2014 at 8:51

What about using CSS for that?

.u-inlineList {
  display: inline;

.u-inlineList-item {
  display: inline;
  list-style: none;

.u-inlineList-item:after {
  content: ", ";

.u-inlineList-item:last-child:after {
  content: "";
  • That is an option, but I would prefer if that can be done through craft. Or can't it?
    – noregt
    Commented Aug 15, 2014 at 9:20

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