I have a view that is not related with a menu but I need to add .active class to an element of this menu when the view is shown. How can I alter the element adding a class active?

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You can use the Context module for this. Context is capable of adding active classes to menu items based on conditions, e.g. path, content type, etc.

  • Thank you, the truth is I'm not familiarized with context module, can you please be a litter more specific on how can I achieve that?
    – yuki
    Mar 25, 2014 at 22:17
  • Actually it was very simple, it solved my situation. Thank you!
    – yuki
    Mar 25, 2014 at 22:48
  • Good to hear you already figured it out. You're welcome! Mar 26, 2014 at 15:22
  • @yuki Can you also explain us what you did to resolve the situation in your case? Thanks!
    – stdcerr
    Apr 26, 2014 at 7:44

The function you want is menu_tree_set_path(), and you also need menu_get_item() to figure out if to use it, eg:

function mymodule_base_init() {
  $item = menu_get_item();

  if ($item['page_callback'] == 'views_page') {
    if ($item['page_arguments'][0] == 'myview' && $item['page_arguments'][1] =='mydisplay) {
      menu_tree_set_path('menu-mymenu', 'some/arbitrary/path/in/the/menu');
  • Is the function menu_tree_set_path() available in versions prior to Drupal 7.9?
    – yuki
    Mar 25, 2014 at 22:08
  • @yuki According to the API docs, it isn't. However, as of 2013-03-25, the current version is 7.26. There have been a lot of security related issues and bugfixes since Drupal 7.9 was release on 2011-10-26.
    – mpdonadio
    Mar 25, 2014 at 22:16

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