I'm using Low Variables (2.3.3) with a Wygwam (2.7) variable type.

Is it possible to get the has_excerpt functionality working in this setup?

I've tried the following code but it ignores it and just outputs the tag:


Wondering if I'm doing something wrong, or whether it's just not supported? Thanks.


The variable syntax, {lv_my_variable}, doesn't support any additions or variations like that. It's like a Snippet or Global Variable: just as is. For extra processing, you'd need to use the tag syntax: {exp:low_variables:single var="lv_my_variable"}.

However, getting to additional options like the :has_excerpt function is up to the fieldtype author to implement. Something like {exp:low_variables:single var="lv_my_variable" method="has_excerpt"} would be nice in this case. But, again, that's up to Pixel & Tonic to add support for.

  • Thanks for confirming, Low. I'll tweet this link to Pixel & Tonic so they know it's a feature request.
    – Stephen
    Feb 22 '13 at 11:37

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