Not all the variables on Siteglide will be stored as either "true" or "false". In many scenarios something may exist in one location, and simply not exist in another . To better explain this i'll use a homepage as an example:

Whether a page is the homepage or not is determined by the is_homepage variable: is_hompage which has the value true.
However if a Page is not the homepage, rather than is_homepage being set to false, the is_homepage variable doesn't exist.

Say I wanted to run some code on every Page that isn't the homepage, I'd write something like this:

{% if context.page.metadata.is_homepage == false %}
   output content.
{% else %}
   output homepage content.
{% endif %}

This would work fine if we were on the Homepage, as the variable's value would be true. However, on other Pages, it would not behave as expected, as is_homepage would be undefined..

Now lets look at the Liquid keyword "blank". This refers to having a value of either: Empty, Null or False.

If I now check "is_homepage" like so:

{% if context.page.metadata.is_homepage == blank %}
    output content.
{% else %}
   output homepage content.
{% endif %}

This will now work!

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