Using the blog module, I'm setting a custom template for the individual blog articles (node--blog.tpl.php) which contains a list item and the content inside.

However, I can't figure out where I should be putting my wrapping <ul> tag? If I put it in either page.tpl.php or region--content.tpl.php then the entire page content is (understandably) wrapped including pagination and other elements. I just need to wrap the list items.

Thanks and please be gentle with a newb :)

EDIT: code


<?php print render($page['content']); ?>


<?php if ($content): ?>
 <div class="<?php print $classes; ?>">
  <ul class="blog-list">
   <?php print $content; ?>
<?php endif; ?>


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    – Mołot
    Jun 8, 2014 at 13:34
  • @Mołot Apologies, I've now added my code. It's core Drupal stuff (using Zen theme). I need to work out where to put <ul class="blog-list"> so it correctly wraps only the list items (being populated by node--blog.tpl.php. Thanks Jun 8, 2014 at 13:45
  • it should be node not the page or region
    – M a m a D
    Jun 8, 2014 at 14:38
  • @Drupalist I'm using a custom node template (node--blog.tpl.php) for each list item but I need to wrap all list items in a <ul> tag. Jun 8, 2014 at 15:00

1 Answer 1


Taking a guess that you're talking about the /blog page, the content is built in blog_page_last(). The nodes themselves will be in $build['nodes'] when that function returns.

As with pretty much everything in Drupal there are a bunch of different ways to alter that content; I think the easiest in this case would be to use hook_page_alter():

function MYMODULE_page_alter(&$page) {
  if (current_path() == 'blog') {
    $page['content']['system_main']['nodes']['#prefix'] = '<ul>';
    $page['content']['system_main']['nodes']['#suffix'] = '</ul>';
  • Added to template.php and that worked - thanks Clive! Thanks for the link to the docs - I'll have a read through to try and better understand. This seems insanely difficult for the sake of two HTML tags. Jun 8, 2014 at 15:35
  • Welcome to Drupal, where a complicated website will take you about an hour to build, and changing a few HTML tags will take about a day and a half ;) If I could suggest some more reading, Render Arrays will help to understand what's going on with the $build that gets returned from the blog function, and what the #prefix and #suffix stuff really means
    – Clive
    Jun 8, 2014 at 15:37

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