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Last updated June 7, 2017

Create a custom block with details from the database containing information about user preferences.

Objectives and Prerequisites

You will need the following knowledge and skills. If you need a review, check out the Resources section at the bottom of this page.

  1. Define a custom block.
  2. Display and position a custom block.

Tasks

Define a custom block which retrieves a random entry from the user's movie preferences table created earlier.

Display the username and title of their favorite film.

Position the block in the left-hand sidebar.

Summary

  • Blocks can be created programmatically.
  • There are many rules to govern the visibility of blocks.

Resources

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Drupal Training Resources by Damian Robinson are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Based on a work at http://www.damianrobinson.co.uk.