I'm trying to add the user login block in my page.tpl file. I've tried inserting the following code but the only thing I see is the username, password and submit fields. The "Register" and "Forgot your Password" fields are not there. And I would like to do this in code form. Cause I wanna put the user login block in a specific place.

if(!user_is_logged_in() ){
    $userLoginForm = drupal_get_form('user_login');
    print drupal_render($userLoginForm);

Thanks :)

  • Don't do it. Go to /admin/structure/block and place "User login" block in region you want.
    – Mołot
    Sep 18, 2014 at 8:21

1 Answer 1


you can do it like this:

$block = block_load('user', 'login');
$block = _block_render_blocks(array($block));
$block_build = _block_get_renderable_array($block);

print drupal_render($block_build);

this will generate a block with title and contexual links also..

  • I think it is a bad thing to do. Template should never need particular blocks available. Proper way would be to render a region, and use admin interface to put a block in that region.
    – Mołot
    Sep 18, 2014 at 8:22
  • @Mołot I know, I answered his/her previuos question, read the comments, please..
    – xurshid29
    Sep 18, 2014 at 8:24
  • @Mołot this can be done in TEMPLATE_preprocess_page function, not in tpl file..
    – xurshid29
    Sep 18, 2014 at 8:26
  • Actually, comments are "second-class citizens", if something is not in question or answer, it is next to non-existent. And it seems OP is coding against environment and nobody bothered to tell him, you just guide him deeper into problems and hard to manage solutions.
    – Mołot
    Sep 18, 2014 at 8:27
  • @Mołot I am not trying to teach him, I'm just answering the question, I don't think drupal.stackexchange.com is a tutorial site, and also he is not asking how to properly assign a block to region
    – xurshid29
    Sep 18, 2014 at 8:32

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