I'm trying to get this if statement to work, not sure what I'm doing wrong. This is my code:

{categories}{if remaining_places_available<1 && category_id==259}<p><strong>Fully booked</strong></p>{/if}{/categories}

This is within the channel entries tag. the remaining_places_available is a field. Replacing && with AND doesn't work either. It's just outputting {categories} {/categories} on the front end.

Would really appreciate some help.

Thanks, Julie

EDIT: This is my channel entries tag:

{exp:channel:entries channel="choices_events" show_future_entries="yes" show_expired="no" disable="trackbacks" orderby="date_time" sort="asc" paginate="bottom" status="open" dynamic="no" parse="inward"}

This works fine in my code, and outputs '259' on the correct entries:

    {if category_id == "259"}259{/if}

I just can't get it to work within the other if statement :

{categories}{if remaining_places_available<1 && category_id==259}<p><strong>Fully booked</strong></p>{/if}{/categories}
  • Can you post your code? You may have the categories disabled in your channel:entries tag
    – Siebird
    Jun 8, 2013 at 15:54

1 Answer 1


First, let me say that "trackbacks" isn't a value of the parameter disable anymore.

Now, let's make your conditionals to work.

I didn't realize until see your code, but looks like just the variables related to the {categories} tag pair are available inside it.

Since, your conditional uses an "AND", we can break it into two parts:

{if remaining_places_available < 1}
        {if category_id == 259}<p><strong>Fully booked</strong></p>{/if}

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