I'm working with the grid fieldtype for the first time and attempting to build out a home page slider the same way I would typically do with matrix and low variables.

I have triple checked cell names (and copy/pasted to template code) yet the slider is not displaying the images as expected. My code is here:

{exp:low_variables:pair var="lv-home-slider"}
  <img src="{slide}" alt="{caption}"/>

But on the front end it outputs the following.

<img src="{slide}" alt="{caption}" >

<img src="{slide}" alt="{caption}" >

I've tried setting this variable to early parsing which as expected didn't change a thing. Have attached a screenshot of the grid settings in Low Variables.

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  • I don't why it would matter, but what happens if you use {exp:low_variables:parse var="lv-home-slider" multiple="yes"} tag pair instead? Oct 20, 2013 at 12:53
  • 3
    The multiple="yes" parameter only applies to variable types that have Options set in its settings, like Checkbox Group and Select variable types. Also, Sean, if you're using the Tag syntax for a variable, early parsing is irrelevant, and it's actually better to leave it disabled.
    – Low
    Oct 20, 2013 at 12:57
  • Hat tip to anyone reading this in the future. I was getting the following error Fatal error: Call to a member function parse_type() on a non-object in /home/hagwil/public_html/hvcsys/expressionengine/fieldtypes/textarea/ft.textarea.php on line 73 due to one of my cells being a textarea. Once I changed it to text input all was good.
    – CreateSean
    Oct 20, 2013 at 13:11

1 Answer 1


The variables inside the field need to be prefixed with the Grid variable name, like this:

  • oh didn't know that. How inefficient.
    – CreateSean
    Oct 20, 2013 at 13:01
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    Well, it does avoid variable name conflicts.
    – Low
    Oct 20, 2013 at 13:03

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