I'm wondering how I would go about limiting the number of results returned from a set using the group filter? I only want four to show, but using the limit() method seems to throw errors wherever I put it. Here's my template code:

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

{% for category, catEntries in entries | group('cuisineType.first().title') %}

    {% for entry in catEntries %}

       // I only want four entries shown here

    {% endfor %}

{% endfor %}

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The reason limit() isn't working is that is a method on the ElementCriteriaModel you get from craft.entries.

Because you're actually dealing with a standard array when you access catEntries, what you want instead is Twig's |slice(start, length) filter:

{% for entry in catEntries|slice(0, 4) %}

   // You'll only get four entries shown here

{% endfor %}
  • 1
    Worth mentioning, there is a shorthand for the slice filter... catEntries[0:4]
    – Lindsey D
    Nov 28, 2014 at 20:52
  • This worked flawlessly. Now I'm wondering if there's a way to order the categories that are returned, entries can come in any order, but I'd like my categories to output in a particular one here? Dec 4, 2014 at 2:46

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