I need a way to hide a content type on the node add page, or better yet, make two separated node add pages that separate my content types. I'm on Drupal 7 and have four different content types. I would like three of them to be on the default node add page and the fourth to be separate. How would I do this? Thanks


4 Answers 4


Two possibilities:

  • admin/structure/menu/manage/navigation move/delete menu item that you don't want.
  • Cleanest way: use roles and permissions. If the user can't create a content type the link will not appear in any menu.
  • Thanks for your answer. Your first possible way is the one I would use because I still need users to be able to create nodes of my fourth content type. I just need it separated from the other three.
    – oobie11
    Commented Dec 16, 2011 at 10:31
  • Ok so just move the menu item in another menu or hide it and create another one this the same menu link (node/add/<your_content_type>)
    – nourcy
    Commented Dec 16, 2011 at 11:24
  • This is the best answer.
    – Christia
    Commented Apr 16, 2018 at 21:42

Put this in a custom module:

function yourcustommodule_menu_alter(&$items) {
  if (isset($items['node/add/your-content-type'])) {
    $items['node/add/your-content-type']['type'] = MENU_DEFAULT_LOCAL_TASK;
  • 2
    MENU_DEFAULT_LOCAL_TASK converts the links into tabs. I have used MENU_CALLBACK instead.
    – Freeman
    Commented Jul 24, 2013 at 10:43


MENU_CALLBACK, as suggested in other answers, didn't work for me here. They still appear on the node/add page.

This code worked:

function MYMODULE_menu_alter(&$items) {
  if (isset($items['node/add/your-content-type'])) {

Of course, it assumes you want to disable (not hide) the node/add link for that type.


The node/add page is provided by the Node module. You might be able to do what you want by disabling the menu item in the Navigation menu, according to this post: http://data.agaric.com/disabling-or-moving-nodeaddcontent-type-links-from-beneath-add-content-navigation-menu-also-removes

It's a bit of a bug, so it might not be a reliable way to do it. Personally, I'd create a custom version of the node/add page in a module by copying the existing one and making my specific modifications. Then I would use hook_menu_alter to make node/add go to my version.

You might be able to replace it with a view or panel instead (with Page Manager), but I haven't tried this, and you'd probably lose the automation.

  • Thanks! Where is the node/add page located in for me to copy? And how would you suggest printing out the different content types?
    – oobie11
    Commented Dec 16, 2011 at 10:34
  • It should be in node.pages.inc. If you need the other types to show up as you create them and don't have a static list, do it in code. Commented Dec 16, 2011 at 20:58
  • Self-follow-up: I don't like my own answer from 4.5 years ago. Use one of the ones above :) Commented May 28, 2015 at 11:05

There is now a best solution in contrib (Drupal 7 and modern Drupal) that makes it easy again, providing a separate menu to power a replacement "Add content" page:


(Glad i found that module as i was about to make the equivalent, since it was my fault it got difficult— as wizonesolutions pointed to, i reported the bug that disconnected the menu from the page)

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