Drupal theming: Get field values in Drupal 7

Drupal 7 has another array structure for storing field values in $node. There is a new array key for the language.
For example:


This can be quite useful but makes it difficult to access the right data.
So here is a handy solution:

$items = field_get_items('node', $node, 'field_yourfield', $node->language);

You can leave the $node->language argument empty. If done the current language will be called automatically:

Drupal 7 Theming and the image Path

In Drupal 7 there is a filefield in core now, there is also something like imagecache in Drupal 6 called image styles.

When it comes to theming you will soon find out that the image data stored in the node array is completely different than before. For example there is no filepath available.

Display image fields in templates

First and recommended solution would be to display the field as it is with the render() function:

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