I have a block that I need displayed only on the main page of a node.

I can get it to display on node/1/view by putting node//view in the conditions, but that only works if view is in the URL. I want it to show whether I go to node/1/view or node/1, but NOTHING else. If I try node/ it shows it for every node page, not just node/1. I also tried node/*/ but that didn't work at all as it appears the ending slash is being removed.

  • I think I'm missing something here... what are you calling the "main page of a node"?
    – Malks
    Dec 20, 2011 at 22:25

3 Answers 3


In that case you need to to have node/*/view and node/* on separate lines.

Unless the node that users are customizing are a specific node type, then you should use the php code to check for a certain node type, regardless of node id or url.

  • I tried that, node/* adds it to every page in the node, not just the main one.
    – Kyle
    Dec 20, 2011 at 16:33
  • So the node id is not fixed, and the node that the user will be customizing is not a specific content type? Explain your whole scenario in as best detail as possible to we can answer correctly.
    – Bayo
    Dec 21, 2011 at 17:11

You could use the PHP method and do something like this:



if (($count==2 && $element[0]=='node' && is_numeric($elements[1]) ||
    ($count==3 && $element[0]=='node' && is_numeric($elements[1] && $element[2]=='view')) {
    return TRUE;

return FALSE;


If you put this in the "Show block on specific pages/ Show if the following PHP code returns TRUE (PHP-mode, experts only)" part of the block admin page, you should be all set (barring any horrible typos or brainfades on my part :)

  • Although I would most certainly use the arg(0), arg(1) and arg(2) instead of an $elements variable and you're missing a few parenthesis in that example... but that's pretty much the only way because node/* will otherwise give you all the paths that start with node/... Dec 21, 2011 at 7:16
  • The arg() function does the $_GET explosion internally, so that's pretty much stylistic, but yes, I did miss a paren to close the second is_numeric() :)
    – Jimajamma
    Dec 21, 2011 at 8:16

I don't know if I've missed the point but you can enter multiple values in that field, one per line. So have node/1 and node/1/view on separate lines.

  • That's not going to work though, I need it to be automatic as users will be signing up and getting a node page to customize. There will be thousands of them, and more added every day.
    – Kyle
    Dec 20, 2011 at 14:06
  • The 1 in the above value is the userid?
    – Malks
    Dec 20, 2011 at 14:08
  • No, the 1 in the above code would be the node id.
    – Kyle
    Dec 20, 2011 at 15:19
  • users have a node reference to a particular node? What node page are they customising?
    – Malks
    Dec 20, 2011 at 22:27

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