I would like to all the href of the edit tab link on several nodes.

IOW: instead of


I would like to substitute my dynamically created link


My first stab at this (just to see if I understood the wild cards):

function jch_utilities_menu_alter(&$items) {
  $items['node/%node/edit']['title'] = '1234';

...and this fires, BUT I don't understand how to pass the URL I want dynamically to it.

What I want to do is pass a variable from the node (a field variable) to that link.

I see that there is a page callback member of the array but that seems to call the node_edit page... which is over my head. I can't find a simple clear example of how to do this without a -lot- of study.

Is there no way to simply -force- a link href as one could do with jQuery?


1 Answer 1


You can use a module call Sub Path Auto

here is a help video with an example that should work for you.

Module description :

For example, if user/1 is aliased to users/admin, this module rewrites the link to the user contact page user/1/contact to use the aliased URL users/admin/contact instead. This also includes Views URLs taking a node as argument (e.g. node/%/yourview), in short, every URL that is based on, or extends, an existing alias. In combination with the Pathauto module it is possible to get rid of all remaining exposed internal non-administrative URLs.

  • Thanks, but I want to pass a -variable- from the node to the callback function which builds the link.
    – jchwebdev
    Nov 19, 2014 at 23:01
  • Ok, what variable are you trying to pass where ? You might be able to use the module mentioned above and a hook_form_alter() or something. Nov 19, 2014 at 23:04

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