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How would you perform a conditional on a custom checkbox field in which the user can select 0 -4 different options?

In other words, I have a "Checkboxes" fieldtype named "{side_content_selectables}".

This fieldtype has the following options:

  • Show Search
  • Show Feed Subscription
  • Show Categories
  • Show Recent Posts

Which would just allow them to turn widgets on or off. In my template, I have the following:

<aside id="sidebar">
    {exp:channel:entries channel="side_content" limit="1" dynamic="no"}
        {if {side_content_selectables}"{item}" == "Show Search"{/side_content_selectables}}
            <section class="widget">
                <h3>Search</h3>
                {!-- Search Form --}
            </section>
            <!-- /.widget -->
        {/if}

OR

        {if "Show Feed Subscription"}
            <section class="widget">
                <h3>Subscribe</h3>
                {!-- Feedburner Widget --}
            </section>
            <!-- /.widget -->
        {/if}

Neither of these seem to work though. This makes me feel like a big noob, but I am stumped on this one. ;)

It's almost like I would need to write out a PHP script to perform a contains, but that just seems like overkill and I would like to keep PHP from being used in templates.

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You're best off using the PT Checkboxes, the native ones are just too fragile for real world use.

http://devot-ee.com/add-ons/pt-field-pack

Then:

{if {side_content_selectables:selected option="show_feed"}}
  <p>show the feed</p>
{/if}
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  • exactly what I was going to suggest. – CreateSean Dec 10 '12 at 18:22
  • Thanks James. I usually include those and use them as my default fieldtypes instead of the natives, I just thought I would give it a go on this one. Now I know why I default to P&T. ;) – W3bGuy Dec 10 '12 at 18:35
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I second the answer posted by @James, PT Checkboxes are more flexible, but if you want to use the native checkboxes the following will work:

{checkboxes_field}
    {if item == "Option One"}<p>Option one is checked</p>{/if}
    {if item == "Option Two"}<p>Option two is checked</p>{/if}
    {if item == "Option Three"}<p>Option three is checked</p>{/if}
{/checkboxes_field}

Just replace the custom field name and option values to match your situation.

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I guess this would be the proper syntax

{if '{side_content_selectables}{item}{/side_content_selectables}' == 'Show Search'}

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    that would only work reliably if one and only one option were selected... – James Smith Dec 10 '12 at 18:18
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If you're stuck with the native field type and can't switch for whatever reason (legacy data etc) then you can always use the phpstringfun plug-in (http://devot-ee.com/add-ons/phpstringfun) and do something along the lines of:

{if "{exp:phpstringfun function='substr_count' par1='Foo'}{checkboxes_field}{/exp:phpstringfun}"=="1"}
Foo Found
{/if}

Hope that helps. :)

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Just joined, so I can't comment on the accepted answer, but...

the correct syntax should be (note the single quotes):

{if '{side_content_selectables:selected option="show_feed"}'}
    <p>show the feed</p>
{/if}

Maybe there's been a change in the plugin since this was originally posted, but I discovered that without those single quotes, EE will throw a PHP error if none of the checkboxes are checked.

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