I have set an extended set of segments based on playa parent/child relationships


I would like retrieve the content of an entry based on segment 4 but

  1. I'm not sure I can do this and
  2. I'm not sure if what I am doing is right?
{exp:channel:entries channel="countries" dynamic="yes" limit="1"}
{exp:playa:parent dynamic="yes" limit="1" channel="cities"}

I expect cities to yield the entries title ("London") based on the following URL


[EDITED: Typo fixed for limit syntax]


2 Answers 2


Answering my own question in case others have a similar issue.

I reverted to only using the {exp:channel:entries} tag with the url_title peremeter set to {last_segment} like this




Not sure if it's a typo, but the first thing I noticed was your limit parameter is a minus, not an equal symbol to equal the value 1 on the channel entry pair tag. Countries are the parent as stated, so wouldn't you want to use?

{exp:channel:entries channel="countries" dynamic="yes" limit="1"} {exp:playa:children field="[your_country_field_relationship_to_city_entry]"} {title} {/exp:playa:children} {/exp:channel:entries}

P.S. With the exp:playa:children you can pretty much use any parameter the channel entries tag has available. So even a url_title parameter with segment_4 might work in this case.

  • Each City channel entry is attached to a Country channel entry via the playa field {country}. I would have thought at to use the Playa Children tag I would then have to attach every city to the countries channel entry? The {exp:playa:children} tag returns no entries. Sep 25, 2014 at 7:11
  • So you want a city to belong to multiple countries?
    – Bransin
    Sep 26, 2014 at 17:23
  • Have you tried removing the dynamic yes parameter from the playa:parent tag? Also, have you tried ditching the field parameter and just use the channel parameter?
    – Bransin
    Sep 27, 2014 at 18:07
  • The city belongs to only one country as only one entry can selected with the playa field. Sep 27, 2014 at 21:05
  • Thanks for the response. I have tried both these options with no success. The field parameter has no affect on a playa parent tag. The channel parameter applied to a playa parent tag yields only the first entry regardless of what property is applied to the dynamic parameter. I want it to display the same entry as shown in segment 4. Sep 27, 2014 at 21:11

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