[Drupal][Solved] Missing taxonomy terms in a node view
BY binny.thomas
5 years ago
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We were working on a Drupal website which was handed to us by one of our Drupal clients. We were required to add a new content type to the Drupal site and create the associated views with it. While working on adding a feature we found that the taxonomy terms (tags) were not appearing on the node page of any content type. If you find that the tags have been missing then read on to know the most likely source of the issue.

An unmodified Drupal 6 site should display the taxonomy terms by default without any problems. The problem occurs if someone has customized the code in the site for something else. When we were handed the problem, our immediate instinct was to inspect the currently active theme of the website.

Now Drupal 6 uses the <pre><code>node.tpl.php</code></pre> file for displaying the content in the website. The template file is nothing but a php file with a mix of HTML markup and PHP variables. For a complete list of the PHP variables used by a Drupal 6 website have a look at

Drupal 6 Node template variables

The taxonomy terms are held by the <pre><code>$terms</code></pre>. Any modification to this printing of this variable will prevent the taxonomy terms from being printed on the site.

Coming back to the previous problem there was a indeed a condition added for the $terms variable from being printed on the site present in the node.tpl.php in a format similar to the one shown below

if($node->type == "abcd") {
       if ($taxonomy) {
        print $terms 

It seems there had been a requirement for the previous Drupal developer of the site to limit the taxonomy terms to nodes of a particular content type and he/she had added the code here. Although this is functionally correct the developer was mixing the logic with the theming which is not advisable.What if someone decides to change the node template file with a new template to change the design. This will make the designers job much harder. The correct way to do this to create a <pre><code>template.php</code></pre>>file within your theme and add the logic there. So even if the theme changes the we can simply copy the template.php file to the new theme.

Anyway coming back to the problem, if you have noticed that the taxonomy terms are missing in a Drupal site, be sure to checkout the the currently active theme and the node.tpl.php file or or the tpl file and see if there is any condition set to print the $terms variable. Newcomers to Drupal usually get stuck in such a scenario when the solution is so simple.



on 01st January 2008 / by webmaster
We have added a few new modules to our site recently. Drupal Technical StumbleThis Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Sean (not verified) access_time 28 Nov 2020 - 17:37 Hi there, I uploaded the files, enabled the modules to use SU, and now I see the link, but there is no icon... How can I fix this? Thanks, Sean webmaster access_time 28 Nov 2020 - 17:37 In reply to Icon doesn&#039;t show by Sean (not verified) What do you see when you view the source? Search for stumblethis_button and you should be able to see the code for the image and the URL. Then you should be able to troubleshoot from there. Juicy Couture Addict (not verified) access_time 28 Nov 2020 - 17:37 thanks for the post. would love to hear more of you. by the way, drupal's really popular nowadays as it has easy and fast features. you agree with me? thanks. Add new comment

on 16th January 2008 / by webmaster
Most webmasters do not realize this, but a lot of the content on lot of websites can be accessed from multiple URLs. A simple example would be where www.example.com and example.com leads to the same page. This is a fatal mistake in Search Engine Optimization and search engines penalize you for duplicate content. The correct configuration would be where the above two urls will lead you to the same page but example.com will redirect you to www.example.com with a 301 (Moved permanently) status which will not result in search engines penalizing the page. It is very easy to configure 301 redirects using Apache .htaccess file and the process is the same for a Drupal installation also. Drupal Technical Apache htaccess SEO Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Anonymous (not verified) access_time 28 Nov 2020 - 17:37 Hello. I'm trying to make example.com show as www.example.com, and I'm running into difficulties. I'm on Apache 2.0 and using the following lines in my httpd.conf file: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^xxxxxxxxxx\.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.xxxxxxxxxx.com/$1 [L,R=301] When I go to http://xxxxxxxxxx.com, I get http://www.xxxxxxxxxx.com (as expected). However, when I go to http://xxxxxxxxxx.com/node/1 (it's a Drupal site), I get a 404 thrown and the URL changes to xxxxxxxxxx.com/var/www/drupal/node/1. Same thing with www.xxxxxxxxxx.com/node/1. Any suggestions? I want to run without Drupal's .htaccess file (instead incorporating these calls into my httpd.conf file). webmaster access_time 28 Nov 2020 - 17:37 In reply to Rewrite including filesystem path by Anonymous (not verified) I think the problem is with the base path which results in the redirection to /var/www/ part. The best approach I would think is to start with drupal htaccess and then strip out parts and move to httpd SNVC (not verified) access_time 28 Nov 2020 - 17:37 This is definitely a good guide. Thanks for this. wellyson access_time 28 Nov 2020 - 17:37 This is really nice and helpful. Add new comment

on 08th February 2008 / by webmaster
Attachment Size slashdotit.tar.gz 173.55 KB Similar to the StumbleThis module that we had created earlier we have created another bookmarking Drupal Technical Slashdotit Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Shlomi Fish (not verified) access_time 28 Nov 2020 - 17:37 Hi! I'm interested in this module, but Drupal 6.2 complains that it's incompatible with it. Can you please update it or tell me how? Regards, Shlomi Fish shlomifish.org webmaster access_time 28 Nov 2020 - 17:37 In reply to Can you update it for Drupal-6.x? by Shlomi Fish (not verified) Sure we are working on this currently and will post an update soon. Also we will post this module on www.drupal.org as well Cheers Anoop John Team Zyxware Anonymous (not verified) access_time 28 Nov 2020 - 17:37 Hello! Nice Article very interesting, thanks Add new comment
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