hideBlock() – Hides the block even if it is not "empty".


require_once 'HTML/Template/Sigma.php';

mixed HTML_Template_Sigma::hideBlock ( string $block )


Hides the block even if it is not "empty".

Is somewhat an opposite to touchBlock().

Consider a block (a 'edit' link for example) that should be visible to registered/"special" users only, but its visibility is triggered by some little 'id' field passed in a large array into setVariable(). You can either carefully juggle your variables to prevent the block from appearing (a fragile solution) or simply call hideBlock()


string $block

block name

Return value

return SIGMA_OK on success, error object on failure


Possible PEAR_Error values
Error code Error message Reason Solution
SIGMA_BLOCK_NOT_FOUND Cannot find block '$block' There is no block $block in the template Check the block name spelling, check whether you added all the necessary blocks to the template


This function can not be called statically.

Returns a list of placeholders within a block. (Previous) Loads a template file. (Next)
Last updated: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 — Download Documentation
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