I thought this would be very easy but I'm having a hard time figuring it out.

How do you output a warning/message if there are no entries to loop through?

{% set entries = craft.entries.section('news').limit(5).find() %}

{% if entries|length %}
    {% for entry in entries %}
      {# Do Loop #}
    {% endfor %}
{% else %}
    <p>No entries found.</p>
{% endif %}

Or am I just sleepy and approaching this all wrong?

1 Answer 1


The for tag has an else clause by which you can render a replacement block if no iteration took place because the sequence was empty.

    {% for user in users %}
        <li>{{ user.username|e }}</li>
    {% else %}
        <li><em>no user found</em></li>
    {% endfor %}

reference: http://twig.sensiolabs.org/doc/tags/for.html#the-else-clause

  • I thought I had, I think my internet connection glitched when I did. Thanks for letting me know!
    – cballenar
    Jul 12, 2014 at 1:54
  • Oh, wait... No. I can do it in 14 hours :P
    – cballenar
    Jul 12, 2014 at 1:55

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