Given a Playa field in Low Variables called widgets, how would I output the title of each widget? Below is what I'd expect, but it outputs nothing.

      {exp:low_variables:parse var="widgets"}
  • Can you perhaps add screenshots of the Widgets variable type settings, the variable in LV itself and any output from the Template Debugger that mentions the LV tags?
    – Low
    May 15, 2013 at 10:52
  • @Low, I'll email the screenshots and post a solution back here, if we/I find one. May 15, 2013 at 15:38

3 Answers 3


I fixed this issue. It was/is a bug in Playa. Pixel and Tonic now knows about it and will include a fix in the next release. In the meantime, here is my solution:

Change Line 2484 of ft.playa.php to...

$data = array(
'parent_var_id' => $this->var_id,
'parent_is_draft' => 0

Basically added 'parent_is_draft' => 0


I'm just confirming that this works in Playa 4.4.4 + Low Variables 2.3.5 with EE 2.6.



Have you seen Low's answer? His first example should work for you:

{exp:low_variables:pair var="lv_settings_home_feature_items" limit="3"}
    ...more code here...

If it's not working, can you post your EE version, Playa version, and LV version?


-Lisa, P&T

  • Yeah, that's pretty much exactly what I did, but no luck. May 14, 2013 at 21:43
  • EE 2.5.3, LV 2.3.5, Playa 4.4.2 May 14, 2013 at 21:43
  • I can reproduce this and will ask one of my devs to have a look. Thank you Matt!
    – Lisa
    May 15, 2013 at 19:15
  • I'm seeing this also, using EE 2.6.1, LV 2.3.5, Playa 4.4.3.
    – Dylan T
    May 16, 2013 at 0:44
  • I am running into this issue as well using EE 2.6.1, Playa 4.4.5, and LV 2.4.0. The single low variable is returns a proper array -- for example, {var_name} returns an array like "[10] [this-is-a-stand-in-title] This is a stand in title". However, wrapping in a tag pair is returning no results -- for example {exp:low_variables:pair var="var_name"}...code...{/exp:low_variables:pair}. Is this reproducible for anyone else with this setup (knowing that Playa 4.4.4 addressed this issue)? Sep 11, 2013 at 15:34

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