Tag Archives: drupal

Requiring files in Drupal 6 & 7

I have seen a lot of Drupal modules where requiring php files is done like this

$module = 'my_module';
require_once(DRUPAL_ROOT . '/' . drupal_get_path('module', $module) . '/test.php');

While this is totally right i still encourage you to use special function for this called “module_load_include“.

module_load_include('php', 'my_module', 'test');

Drupal template suggestions

To find out possibilities for naming template files add following line to related template hook in your template.php eg THEME_preprocess_HOOK():


Some hooks to look at _html, _page, _node, _block, _pane, _views_view_field, _comment, _search_result, _search_results, _user_profile.