Incorrect tag contexts

Certain Textpattern tags are only intended for use in particular places. If you see a message similar to this…

“Article tags cannot be used outside an article context.”

…then Textpattern is telling you that you shouldn’t use the named tag where you have placed it.

‘Article’ form tags only work in an article context. They refer to one single article, so they can only be used in a context that identifies one particular article. Specifically, they may be used:

  • On individual article Page templates.
  • In ‘article’ type Form templates that have been displayed using a <txp:article … /> or <txp:article_custom … /> tag.
  • On list Page templates if the tags are wrapped in <txp:if_individual_article>…</txp:if_individual_article>.

Article context tags will not work directly in article list Page templates, because list pages are not associated with any single article.

Similarly, ‘Comment’ form tags may only be used in the form that is used to display each individual comment (usually named comments); ‘File’ form and ‘Link’ form tags operate likewise.

The following contexts are recognised by Textpattern:

Context Notes
Article Any individual article.
Author Any URL of the type example.org/author/Author+Name.
Category Any URL of the type example.org/category/category-name or inside a <txp:category_list>…</txp:category_list> container.
Category asset Any URL of the type: example.org/category/article/category-name, example.org/category/image/category-name, example.org/category/file/category-name, example.org/category/link/category-name.
Comment Comments areas within an article.
Image Any individual image when using an id attribute, or inside a <txp:images>…</txp:images> container.
File Any individual file when using an id attribute, or inside a <txp:file_download_list>…</txp:file_download_list> container.
Link Any individual link when using an id attribute, or inside a <txp:linklist>…</txp:linklist> container.
Section Any individual section when using a name attribute, or inside a <txp:section_list>…</txp:section_list> container.

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