So, the subject. I am currently working with customer of craftcms v2. I am setting up Structure Section where I want to add Entry Type for index listing of items and add some items in list.

So, here is my setup:

  1. Section: https://i.sstatic.net/quVtb.jpg
  2. Section EntryType: https://i.sstatic.net/RCglJ.jpg
  3. Field Settings tab: https://i.sstatic.net/FCC8I.jpg
  4. Field Layout tab: https://i.sstatic.net/xK4QY.jpg
  5. Entry Example: https://i.sstatic.net/K0GFw.jpg

I have 3 Entries added. I made this setup exactly the same as was for same page type (Structure Section too). But page I did throws error as in subject title.

I've googled and found that the key for 'entry' object in template using is to check this option in Section settings:

'Entries in this section have their own URLs'

I found that in this article: https://straightupcraft.com/articles/the-craft-entry-variable

So, what may be the problem? This option is checked. Also exactly the same page (called Features) works well! It's kind of magic I think.

Simple code in template raises the error: https://pastebin.com/fjqeb1LT I am using template in 'app/craft/templates/reviews/index.twig' folder.

  • Can you paste the complete code from index.twig where the "entry" is created?
    – phaetons
    Commented Jan 22, 2019 at 17:24
  • What URL are you going to when you get this error? Commented Jan 22, 2019 at 17:53
  • @phaetons yes, here it is: pastebin.com/CH6RgGpC
    – Clark
    Commented Jan 23, 2019 at 10:07
  • @BrandonKelly url is localhost/reviews
    – Clark
    Commented Jan 23, 2019 at 10:07

1 Answer 1


That entry variable will only be predefined for the template when you go to one of your entry’s URLs.

Your section’s Entry URL Format for top-level entries is {slug}, and your entry’s slug is qweasdzxc, so that would make your entry’s URL <site-url>/qweasdzxc (http://localhost/qweasdzxc).

If you change your section’s top-level Entry URL Format to reviews/{slug} instead of just {slug}, then the entry’s URL will become <site-url>/reviews/qweasdzxc.

When you go to <site-url>/reviews, you’re just accessing the reviews/index.twig template directly, so the entry variable was never defined, which is causing the error you’re getting.

  • Thanks! Strange but I saw calls and selections from entry variable from index.twig template (related to similair section) from other devs, so I was confused.
    – Clark
    Commented Jan 23, 2019 at 13:19

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