default

This is used to set a default value for a variable. If the variable is unset or an empty string, the given default value is printed instead. Default takes the one argument.

Parameter Position Type Required Default Description
1 string No empty This is the default value to output if the variable is empty.

Example 5.9. default

<?php

$smarty->assign('articleTitle', 'Dealers Will Hear Car Talk at Noon.');
$smarty->assign('email', '');

?>

   

Where template is:

{$articleTitle|default:'no title'}
{$myTitle|default:'no title'}
{$email|default:'No email address available'}

   

Will output:

Dealers Will Hear Car Talk at Noon.
no title
No email address available

   

See also the default variable handling and the blank variable handling pages.