I have a SharePoint 2013 page layout which contains some info in the footer area like so.

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As you can see i have no content in the Regions yet the label is still appearing i would like to this to NOT display if there is not content.

I am using the following code in my page layout.

    <div class="tags">
    <strong><SharePointWebControls:FieldProperty FieldName="Regions" PropertyName="Title" runat="server" /> </strong>
    <Taxonomy:TaxonomyFieldControl FieldName="Regions" runat="server"></Taxonomy:TaxonomyFieldControl>      
  • You can do this easily using JavaScript/jQuery. Dec 9, 2014 at 12:54

2 Answers 2


You should be able to hide the elements with javascript or jQuery like so:

function hideProperty(){        
    var x = document.getElementById('Label');   
    var d = document.getElementById('Label').parentNode.parentNode;
    if (x.value != ''){
        d.style.display = 'none';
        d.style.display = '';   
  • And if I had several elements on the page I needed to hide?
    – Stephen
    Dec 9, 2014 at 13:45
  • Use a class selector in such case.
    – Aveenav
    Dec 9, 2014 at 15:54

Thanks for the input, decided to go with Angular method. Works really well and can be applied.

    <PublishingWebControls:EditModePanel PageDisplayMode="Display" ID="EditModePanel5" runat="server" CssClass="edit-mode-panel title-edit">
     <script type="text/javascript">
      angular.module('Empty', []).controller('EmptyController', ['$scope', '$element', function($scope, $element){
       angular.element($element).text().trim() != "" ? angular.element($element).parent().show() : angular.element($element).parent().remove();

Then on the field elements themselves

       <div class="tags" data-ng-app="Empty">
                    <div class="qin-label" id="inputFormController">
                        <strong><SharePointWebControls:FieldProperty FieldName="Regions" PropertyName="Title" runat="server" />: </strong>
                    <div data-ng-controller="EmptyController">
                        <Taxonomy:TaxonomyFieldControl FieldName="Regions" runat="server"></Taxonomy:TaxonomyFieldControl>  

Works perfectly, big shout out to Cas van Iersel who came up with the solution, full article can be seen here...Hide empty fields on a SharePoint 2013 Page Layout

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