{% if %}

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{% if %}

The {% if %} and {% endif %} tags will represent an expression and is comparable with the if statements of PHP. In the simplest form you can use it to test if an expression evaluates to true:

{% if online == false %}
    <p>The website is in maintenance mode.</p>
{% endif %}

You can also test if an array is not empty:

{% if users %}
        {% for user in users %}
            <li>{{ user.username }}</li>
        {% endfor %}
{% endif %}

Note: If you want to test if the variable is defined, use {% if users is defined %} instead.

You can also use not to check for values that evaluate to false:

{% if not user.subscribed %}
    <p>You are not subscribed to our mailing list.</p>
{% endif %}

For multiple expressions {% elseif %} and {% else %} can be used:

{% if kenny.sick %}
    Kenny is sick.
{% elseif kenny.dead %}
    You killed Kenny! You bastard!!!
{% else %}
    Kenny looks okay so far.
{% endif %}

# Expression rules

The rules to determine if an expression is true or false are the same as in PHP, here are the edge cases rules:

Value Boolean evaluation
empty string false
numeric zero false
whitespace-only string true
empty array false
null false
non-empty array true
object true
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