I want to append the date and time to node titles. For example, If the title is Test, I want to change it to Test_DDMMYY_hhmmss.

How can I achieve this?

3 Answers 3


This will do for you

function modulename_node_presave($node) {
      if($node->type == 'node_type_machine_name') {
        $new_date = date("DMY_hms", time());
        $node->title = $node->title."_".$new_date;
  • Where am i need to add this?
    – Sam1604
    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:52
  • if you had custom module you can add it there Feb 10, 2015 at 7:01

Check out the Automatic Nodetitles module to do it without code. In combination with the Token module you can build complex patterns.

  • Is there is any option to append the entered title with date?
    – Sam1604
    Feb 10, 2015 at 8:46

I think you want to use hook_node_presave(). This should get you started.

function mymodule_node_presave($node){
  if ($node->type == "my_content_type") {
    $node->title = $node->title . "_" . date('dmy_his');

Though I am only inferring that you want date and time of when the node was saved.

  • I am new for Drupal. May i know where am i need to add this Function?
    – Sam1604
    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:59
  • You probably want to put it in a module. In the modules directory, you must create a folder for your module. In this example I would have a my_test folder, with files named my_test.module and my_test.info. This function would go in the my_test.module file.
    – TerryCB
    Feb 10, 2015 at 7:03
  • i just copied the function in my_test.module file but its not working
    – Sam1604
    Feb 10, 2015 at 7:13
  • in your info declare these name = Test module package = Custom Modules description = Module for LO Admin related code core = 7.x files[] = my_test.module Feb 10, 2015 at 7:18
  • @Sam1604, I believe there's a bare minimum you need in the .info file: name = My Test Module description = Test module core = 7.x Then of course you must enable the module.
    – TerryCB
    Feb 10, 2015 at 7:18

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