WordPress Custom Fields and Checking for Values

I have been building sites with WordPress for about a year now and I love it. I love the versatility that WordPress offers and I have had great success with Search Engine Visibility. I just recently read a great article on how to use custom fields to take your wordpress site to the next level.

I setup a few pages on my site StamfordCTGuide, which one section in particular, hotels. I added a few hotels and ran into some issues of missing images. Instead of adding the missing images image to each custom field entry in Admin. I wrote a little php if statement to check to see if there is a value present, and if there isnt – to show a default “no image available”.

Here is the php that I wrote, its simple – but really my first experience with writing php. I have been doing ActionScript 3 for about 6 months, and the basic principles are the same.


			<a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark"><img src="<?php
			if ($hotels_img != null) {
			echo $hotels_img&#91;0&#93;;
			}
			else if ($hotels_img == null) {
			echo "http://www.stamfordctguide.com/wp-content/themes/stamfordctguide/images/noimage.gif";
			}

			?>" border="0" width="50"></a>

1 thought on “WordPress Custom Fields and Checking for Values”

  1. Truly inspirational, just like, “This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer..”.

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