I have enabled the Blog module in order to have a blog for every user. Now I want to create a tab in each user profile that it links to that user's blog.

Is it possible? How can I do this?

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You can also do this by either using the Views module or the Page manager module, without any custom coding:

  • With the Views module, you could create a list of all blog posts by a user, and display that as a tab on the user's page. However, it would not be the same list as the one the Blog module creates (though it could look the same). A guide for using Views can be found here: http://nodeone.se/blogg/learn-views-with-nodeone-part-1-overview – in particular check out episode 21 for this use case.
  • With the Page manager module, you could create a tab that redirects to the blog list page for that user. However, the visitor would end up on the blog list page – which does not have tabs for returning to the previous page. See Learn Page manager! for an introduction to this module.

In general, I would recommend that you build your own blog using custom content types and the Views module – it will give you more flexibility in the long run.

Good luck!

  • Thank you. I used page manager and managed to get it working.
    – Pavlos
    Sep 6, 2011 at 8:54

Using a custom module, you can implement hook_menu() in the following way:

function mymodule_menu() {
  $items['user/%user/blog'] = array(
    'title' => 'My blog', 
    'page callback' => 'blog_page_user', 
    'page arguments' => array(1), 
    'access callback' => 'blog_page_user_access', 
    'access arguments' => array(1),
    'file path' => drupal_get_path('module', 'blog'), 
    'file' => 'blog.pages.inc',

  return $items;

The "file path" property is used because the module that defines the menu is not the one containing the "blog.pages.inc" file.

If you have few experience on how to create a Drupal module, you should start looking at:

  • Thank you for your answer. As a beginner to php and Drupal i tried to follow your instructions but i couldn't make them work. I created a folder in sites/all/module named blog_help. There i put a blog_help.info and a blog_help.module file containing your code(i changed mymodule). I enabled the module, cleared the cache but with no result. I use Drupal 6.x and to create the user profile i use the user%user panel page.
    – Pavlos
    Sep 3, 2011 at 21:41
  • I added some links that could help you to write a module.
    – apaderno
    Sep 3, 2011 at 21:49

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