I am working on magento 1.9.2 RWD theme and I am trying to display the product additional info via custom attribute.

I have created the attribute - Admin Default Store View faq FAQ

I added a new block FAQ in the layout.xml and it is displaying on the product page.When I am adding an cms block it is displaying properly.

But When I am trying to get the value of faq attribute through admin panel it is giving error and not displying. My code of faq.phtml in the product/view/faq.phtml are as follow-


 * Product description template


 * @see Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_View_Description




 $_product = $this->getProduct();

//$pid= $_product->getId();

//$_product = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($pid);

/*  $ids = $_product->getCategoryIds();

 $categoryId = (isset($ids[0]) ? $ids[0] : null); */


 if($_product->getFAQ()){ ?>

    <?php echo $_product->getFAQ();?>

 <?php } ?>

I am getting the below Error:

Fatal error: Call to a member function getFAQ() on null in /home/berkowitsclinic/public_html/hairwits.com/app/design/frontend/rwd/default/template/catalog/product/view/faq.phtml on line 107

please help.


Login you admin Catalog->attribute->Mange attribute select faq

change Used in Product Listing should be Yes

  • Used in product Listing option is YES , still not showing anything. Oct 31 '17 at 10:38
  • Are you get product data $_product->getData() ?. what your product attribute code?
    – mohan
    Oct 31 '17 at 10:55
  • Check you attribute set name
    – mohan
    Oct 31 '17 at 11:12
  • Attribute set name is Default - and attribute code is faq & importantly faq attribute is visible in admin panel Catalogue > manage Product > Faq Nov 2 '17 at 7:56
  • Assign some values in and try $_product->getFaq();
    – mohan
    Nov 2 '17 at 8:13

Which type of attribute you are created? is it dropdown or multiselect ? if Yes then above code should work but if you have text type attribute then try to call by below code....


         if($_product->getFAQ()){ ?>

            <?php echo $product->getAttributeText('faq'); ;?>

         <?php } ?>   

and if this is not worked then try to with below code....


     if($_product->getFAQ()){ ?>

        <?php echo $product->getData('faq');?>

     <?php } ?>
  • I used this code but unfortunately error is not coming but nothing is displaying. Attribute type is test area. Oct 31 '17 at 7:22
  • I also tried to change the code as it is Text Area but no response-<?php if($_product->getFAQ()){ ?> <?php echo $product->getAttributeTextArea('faq'); ?> <?php } ?> Oct 31 '17 at 7:41
  • check updated answer,sure it will work and also check settings in admin.
    – akgola
    Oct 31 '17 at 7:42
  • @ Akgola in your updated answer - echo echo is 2 times.. when using the same it is giving syntax error - unexpected 'echo' (T_ECHO) and when using single echo nothing is displayed. Oct 31 '17 at 7:47

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