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Display custom content using a render array.
Output custom data from a module using a theme function, render array, and template file.
You will need the following knowledge and skills. If you need a review, check out the Additional resources section at the bottom of this page.
- Have a page return custom content.
- Create a render array.
- 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.
- 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.
Further your understanding
- Continue to the next lesson: Movie Project: Integrate Ajax Functionality.
- API Documenation: hook_theme (api.drupal.org)
- Documentation: Using the theme layer (Drupal.org)
- Video: Using the Drupal Render API (Drupalize.Me)
- Video: Integrating with the Theme System (Drupalize.Me)