I have succussfully been able to list entries within the 'brandx' category slug, but I can't figure out a way to print specific content only if the current 'product' listing is related to the 'brandx' category.

I have tried quite a few things and have come up empty, so I feel like I'm either missing something basic, or there's a trick I can't find in the docs or here.

{% paginate craft.entries.section('shopDetails').level(1).limit(24) as postsOnPage %} 
      {% for product in postsOnPage %}
              {% set cat = craft.categories.slug('brandx').first() %}
              {% set catGroup = craft.entries.relatedTo( cat ) %}
              {% if product {# is within the catGroup #}  %}
              Brand X
              {% endif %}
              {{ product.title }}
{% endpaginate %}

1 Answer 1


All you need to do is this in the product for Loop

{% if product.category.first.slug == 'brandx' %}
    Brand X
{% endif %}

Or Shorthand

{{ product.category.first.slug == 'brandx' ? 'Brand X' }}  

Not tested but thats the gist of it.


  • Yep works with a couple of formatting edits. This solution is particularly annoying since my first gut was to just pull from the category field, but I didn't include the 'first'. I'm still unclear when 'first' is needed (time to research).
    – Ben
    Dec 17, 2014 at 3:35
  • first is needed whenever the default returns an array (or an array-like object), you know there is only one, or you only want the first one. I.e. an assets, category, entries, or users field for example that you have set a limit of 1. Dec 17, 2014 at 4:08
  • This is nice and tidy, but will not work if you have set multiple categories before brandx. I have used: {% set isBrandx = false %} {% for item in product.category %} {% if product.slug == 'brandx' %} {% set isBrandx = true %} {% endif %} {% endfor %} I can then test against isBrandx wherever I want. Open to suggestions, however!
    – ianp
    Sep 16, 2017 at 18:07

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