I'm looking for a way to change the text being displayed in the links on the user account page.

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More specifically, I'm trying to change the text "View" and "Edit" to "View Profile" and "Edit Profile". Ideally, I would prefer a solution that allows me to do this in my .theme file via a preprocessor or a hook function.

2 Answers 2


As I know you can't do it in your theme, but it is possible to do in your module.

 * Implements hook_menu_local_tasks_alter().
function mymodule_menu_local_tasks_alter(&$data, $route_name) {
  // Change title for user profile's tabs.
  foreach ($data['tabs'] as &$tabs) {
    foreach ($tabs as &$tab) {
      $route_name = $tab['#link']['url']->getRouteName();
      if ($route_name == 'entity.user.canonical') {
        $tab['#link']['title'] = t('View profile');
      elseif ($route_name == 'entity.user.edit_form') {
        $tab['#link']['title'] = t('Edit profile');
  • Thank you man. I will try this when I get home and update you. It looks like it should work
    – Adrian
    Feb 26, 2016 at 19:20
  • @Adrian Thank you man??? her name is Maria...
    – No Sssweat
    Feb 26, 2016 at 23:26
  • @NoSssweat I am Jamaican. Man != "Male" to me. It is just a figure of speech in my country.
    – Adrian
    Feb 27, 2016 at 2:45
  • Works perfectly. Respect
    – Adrian
    Feb 27, 2016 at 3:01
  • I need to do same thing. but i added the above code i got an error. 'Call to a member function getRouteName() on a non-object in...'
    – TopTomato
    Apr 7, 2016 at 15:16

There is also a module that could be exactly what you need : Tab Tamer.

  • The question was asked for Drupal 8, that module is Drupal 7 only and looks fairly inactive.
    – Kevin
    Mar 1, 2016 at 18:09
  • Sorry for that, I did not notice it was for D8.
    – Toki
    Mar 2, 2016 at 15:58

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