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Drupal 7: displaying array variables with its links in node.tpl.php

Hi everyone,

I'm currently working with Drupal 7 and I'm facing a problem. I have an array of variables that I want to display in my node.tpl.php file. However, these variables are supposed to be displayed as links.

I have already tried the usual methods of printing the variables, such as using <?php print $variable; ?>, but this just displays the plain text. I need these variables to be displayed as links.

I have also attempted to manually add HTML markup to the variables with the appropriate tags, but this didn't work either.

Is there a specific function or method that I should be using to display these array variables as links? I would greatly appreciate any guidance or advice on how to tackle this issue.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Best regards,
[Your Name]

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Hi [Your Name],

I had a similar requirement recently, and I found a solution that worked for me. In order to display an array variable as a link in the node.tpl.php file, you need to use the l() function provided by Drupal.

Here's an example of how you can use it in your node.tpl.php file:

foreach ($array_variable as $item) {
$link = l($item['title'], $item['url']);
print $link;

In the example above, $array_variable is the array you mentioned, and $item['title'] represents the title of the link, while $item['url'] contains the URL. The l() function generates a properly formatted link using the given title and URL.

Make sure to replace $array_variable, $item['title'], and $item['url'] with the appropriate variables in your code.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions or if there's anything else I can assist you with.

Best regards,
[Your Name]


Hey there,

I encountered a similar issue before while working with Drupal 7. To display array variables as links in the node.tpl.php file, you can try using the theme_link() function provided by Drupal. It allows you to generate a link with custom text and attributes.

Here's an example of how to use theme_link() in your code:

foreach ($array_variable as $item) {
$link = theme('link', array(
'text' => $item['title'],
'path' => $item['url'],
'options' => array(
'attributes' => array('class' => 'custom-link-class'),
print render($link);

In the above code snippet, $array_variable represents your array of variables, while $item['title'] and $item['url'] correspond to the title and URL of each link. You can customize the link's attributes by modifying the 'options' array.

Remember to replace $array_variable, $item['title'], $item['url'], and 'custom-link-class' with the appropriate values for your scenario.

Feel free to let me know if you have any further queries or need additional assistance!

Best regards,
[Your Name]

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