Entries Fields

Entries fields allow you to relate entries to the parent element.



Entries fields have the following settings:

  • Sources – The sections you want to relate entries from. (Default is “All”.)
  • Target Locale – Which locale entries should be related with (this setting only appears if you’re running Craft Pro with more than one site locale)
  • Limit – The maximum number of entries that can be related with the field at once. (Default is no limit.)
  • Selection Label – The label that should be used on the field’s selection button.

The Field

Entries fields list all of the currently selected entries, with a button to select new ones:


Clicking the “Add an entry” button will bring up a modal window where you can find and select additional entries:


Editing Entry Content

Double-clicking on a selected entry will open a modal where you can edit the entry’s title and custom fields.



If you have an element with an Entries field in your template, you can access its selected entries using your Entries field’s handle:

{% set entries = entry.entriesFieldHandle %}

That will give you an ElementCriteriaModel object, prepped to output all of the selected entries for the given field. In other words, the line above is really just a shortcut for this:

{% set entries = craft.entries({
    relatedTo: { sourceElement: entry, field: "entriesFieldHandle" },
    order:     "sortOrder",
    limit:     null
}) %}

(See Relations for more info on the relatedTo param.)


To check if your Entries field has any selected entries, you can use the length filter:

{% if entry.entriesFieldHandle | length %}
{% endif %}

To loop through the selected entries, you can treat the field like an array:

{% for entry in entry.entriesFieldHandle %}
{% endfor %}

Rather than typing “entry.entriesFieldHandle” every time, you can call it once and set it to another variable:

{% set entries = entry.entriesFieldHandle %}

{% if entries | length %}

    <h3>Some great entries</h3>
    {% for entry in entries %}
    {% endfor %}

{% endif %}

You can add parameters to the ElementCriteriaModel object as well:

{% set newsEntries = entry.entriesFieldHandle.section('news') %}

If your Entries field is only meant to have a single entry selected, remember that calling your Entries field will still give you the same ElementCriteriaModel, not the selected entry. To get the first (and only) entry selected, use first():

{% set entry = entry.myEntriesField.first() %}

{% if entry %}
{% endif %}

See Also