Where before (in EE1) I had this in a template:

{exp:weblog:entries ... }
    {reverse_related_entries weblog="{current_weblog}"}

After upgrading to EE 2.6.1 and installing Playa 4.4.3, I now have this (note the opening {parents} tag):

{exp:channel:entries ... }
    {parents }"}

I haven't actually tested the template yet, but something tells me it's not gonna work... ;) I'm guessing that having the weblog="{current_weblog}" use an assigned variable (i.e. a curly-brace tag) rather than plain text is what tripped the converter up. In another template where the weblog was specified in plain text, this issue did not happen.

Any ideas, P&T? Thankfully, this is a trial upgrade on a copy of a live site, so it's not critically urgent. :)

  • Any chance this is on a publicly accessible server we could get CP/FTP access to? If so, would you mind sending some credentials over to [email protected]?
    – Brad Bell
    Jun 16, 2013 at 2:09
  • Yuppers; info sent.
    – Sandwich
    Jun 17, 2013 at 3:02

1 Answer 1


Playa doesn’t actually convert your template code – the EE 2.6 upgrade does. Back before Playa 4, Playa just piggybacked on EE’s relationships system, and thus, used the same {reverse_related_entries} tag.

If you had just upgraded to Playa 4 but not upgraded EE, your templates would not have been messed with, and you would have had to go in and manually changed any {reverse_related_entries} tags to {exp:playa:parents}.

When you upgraded to EE 2.6, EE assumed that your {reverse_related_entries} tags were for Relationship fields, so it converted them to {parents} (or tried to, anyway). Changing those to {exp:playa:parents} tags should get your site back up and running.

  • That makes sense for the most part, but IIRC Playa 4 isn't EE1-compatible, only EE2. If that's correct, then there's no way for me to update Playa 3.1.2 (which is what the EE1 site is running) to Playa 4 before EE2's updater gets in there and messes things up.
    – Sandwich
    Jun 17, 2013 at 13:37
  • Well either way you’ll have to go through your templates and change your {reverse_related_entries}/{parents} tags to {exp:playa:parents}. And technically you could do that before running the actual EE2 upgrade, so the EE 2.6 update script won’t make any changes. Jun 18, 2013 at 11:45

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