Module Development

Creating a theme() Function for Panel Panes for Drupal 7

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In order to print out the pane title and settings form values as class names in our pane template file, we need to thread the pane object and settings array through a theme function so that they will be available to print out in our pane's template file.

In this lesson, we will:

  • Walk through the pane theme function

By the end of this lesson, you should be able to implement a theme function for a panel pane.

Additional resources

The code for this plugin and module is located in sites/all/modules/demo_panestyles. See Companion Files to download the Files export, which also contains a demo site for Lessons 8-19 of Building Websites in Drupal 7 with Panels. Log in at /user with username "admin" and password "admin."