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I have a need to automatically create an Article node type each time a Basic-Page node type is created - I am using Rules successfully to achieve that effect.

My problem is a Menu link also needs to be created for each Article node created. This means the Provide a menu link checkbox needs to be automatically enabled in the process of creating each Article node - but it isn't.

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The image above shows the checkbox I'm trying to automatically enable.

When creating an Article node directly, i:e not using Rules to create the new Article node, the box is checked and things work as normal.

I really need to find a solution which will enable the checkbox as I auto create my node types.

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I don't think that it's possible through the UI. But here is how I would do programmatically:

function mymodule_node_presave($node) {
  if ($node->type == 'article') {
    $node->menu['enabled'] = 1;
  }
}

It would make your "Provide a menu link" checkbox as checked automatically.

You can also set all these values if you need to:

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EDIT: I'm so sorry I forgot the node_save line in the code. Here is the correction:

function mymodule_node_presave($node) {
  if ($node->type == 'article') {
    $node->menu['enabled'] = 1;
    node_save($node);
  }
}
  • Thanks Djouuuuh but it didn't work. I have tried the exact same segment of code but in hook_node_insert(). I don't know if the difference in hooks makes any difference but neighter solved the problem anyway. – sisko Sep 25 '14 at 15:25
  • Please see my update in answer. – Djouuuuh Sep 26 '14 at 7:56
  • Good morning Djouuuuh. Thank you for the update. Sorry to say I had tried the ndoe_save function but it just results in a loop i:e the Basic-Page node is perpectually "loading". This goes on for a while and I'm yet to see it actually finish :-) – sisko Sep 26 '14 at 10:30
  • This is similar to this (stackoverflow.com/questions/17546839/…) and their code works :-( – Djouuuuh Sep 26 '14 at 11:52

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