I have another view that uses the same path as the front page view which is "/node" and I will like to disable the front page view programmatically.

How can I do that from a hook_install?

2 Answers 2


Views are entities, so:

  1. Load the View:

    $view_id = 'content'; // Replace with the ID of the view you wish to disable.
    $view = \Drupal::entityTypeManager()->getStorage('view')->load($view_id);
  2. Update the status:

  3. And save it:


Or all in one go:

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    Perfect. It looks as if the preferred invocation is now entityTypeManager as per drupal.org/node/2549139
    – AdamS
    Commented Sep 8, 2016 at 7:40

Even simpler - with the only real drawbacks being that you need a use statement for View and it assumes that is the class for view objects, which would be very unusual not to be the case:


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