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Is there any way to call hook_entity_view() from a theme?

I tried adding the implementation to the template.php file, but the function is not called.

I know I can do it via custom module, but as it's a rather UI addition, it would make more sense to do through theme.

Thanks!

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hook_entity_view() will only be invoked for modules so no chance of putting it in a theme unless you want to change how something works under the hood.

It's not a problem though, as all alter hooks are invoked for themes; so you can use hook_entity_view_alter() instead.

This hook is called after the content has been assembled in a structured array and may be used for doing processing which requires that the complete entity content structure has been built.

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