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Last updated June 7, 2017

Display custom content using a render array.

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. Have a page return custom content.
  2. Create a render array.
  3. Register and create theme functions.


Create a menu hook to link to a callback which will contain the render array. The callback function should be in a new file.

Return a render array from the function with test content.

Register and call a theme function to display the user's favorite film.

Register and call a theme function for the favorite film component. Use a template file to display the components of the content.


  • Custom pages can be created and returned by creating a render array.
  • Custom theme functions can be registered in a custom module, using theme functions to contain markup, or template files to create markup.


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