I have installed my own custom theme in Drupal 7.29. Overlay is not working for my content links such as


But for other links overlay works just fine


Overlay Working

overlay works for other links

Overlay not Working for content links Overlay not working

Please help me solve this problem. Any help is appriciated


  • Look at your paths compared to the ones that work... #overlay=admin
    – Alex Gill
    Jul 31, 2014 at 13:02
  • sry i did not understand ? where you look for this path ? are you asking me to search for it in module ? -- @AlexGill
    – Hitesh
    Jul 31, 2014 at 13:09

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First of all, make sure that the user that is trying to use the overlay has the appropriate permissions to do so (the permission is called: "Access the administrative overlay"). If you are trying to add/edit content as admin, then that's not the problem.

Also, make sure that in admin/appearance page, the option "Use the administration theme when editing or creating content" is selected. Notice, that if a role does not have the permissions to use the administrative theme (or the overlay for that matter), the users with the specific role will be adding/editing content through the default theme of your site.

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    You have saved my day :D .... In admin/appearance page, the option "Use the administration theme when editing or creating content" was not selected. I just selected it and it is working just fine ... Thanks a lot :)
    – Hitesh
    Jul 31, 2014 at 13:34

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