I have a very weird behaviour: One of my channels does not show any entries on one specific template site.

I use the following EE tag:

{exp:channel:entries channel="gallery_slider" category="6" limit="1"}test output{/exp}

When I use this code in the one specific template, it does not show test output. I made sure, that I have content in the channel with the category: I used the tag within another template, where the test output is shown as expected.

In the problematic template I use another channel, which is showing its content correctly.

I have no idea what could lead to this behaviour as both templates are nearly identical.

  • I don't use the channel within the other channel
  • both templates (the working and the non working template) use each two different channels
  • In one template the channel gallery_slider outputs content
  • In one template the channel gallery_slider does not output content
  • both templates have a url defined via template route manager

Any ideas, what could lead to the missing content?

  • Try adding dynamic="no" to your parameters. Commented Nov 12, 2015 at 18:45
  • where do i do that? to which parameter? of the channel or the category?
    – Rias
    Commented Nov 12, 2015 at 18:48
  • {exp:channel:entries channel="gallery_slider" category="6" limit="1" dynamic="no"} Commented Nov 12, 2015 at 18:49
  • Oh cool, that works, why is that? I can't find a documentation to dynamic="no". Thank you, Brandon!
    – Rias
    Commented Nov 12, 2015 at 18:54
  • Glad to help. I added an answer and response to below if you want to accept it. Commented Nov 12, 2015 at 18:58

1 Answer 1


Add dynamic="no" to your parameters like this

{exp:channel:entries channel="gallery_slider" category="6" limit="1" dynamic="no"}
    test output

ExpressionEngine tries to determine the entry_id or url_title by itself, and if that id isn't part of that channel it won't show anything.

Here's a link to the docs.

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