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Basics of Rules Link for Drupal 7

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We're keeping this page up as a courtesy to folks who may need to refer to old instructions. We don't plan to update this page.

Alternate resources

Rules guide (

Sprout Video

This screencast shows the Rules Link module, and some basics in how to use it. It covers:

  • That Rules Link adds links to entities (and that you set up each link separately).
  • That these links triggers rule sets.
  • That the links may be displayed as links on (for example) comments and nodes.
  • That Rules Link is useful when you previously used Flag, but didn't really need the 1/0 data that Flag provides (but rather just the Rules trigger effect).
  • That access to each configured link can be controlled using the standard permission system.

All of this is demonstrated by adding a "block spammer" link to comments, allowing administrators to block the comment author and delete all comments written by him/her.

Additional resources

Rules guide (