I have a hook_theme instance in my template.php which outputs various components in my theme. I want to add an extra argument to one of the templates but no matter what I do it doesn't update. I have cleared the cache (using drush and not), removed the theme array, cleared cache and added back in. I have even truncated all the cache tables - but somehow it's still picking up the old function. Is there something stupid I have missed?


function MYTHEME_theme() {
  return array(

    'featured_blocks' => array(
      'arguments' => array(
        'blocks' => NULL,
        'image_format' => 'test!',
      'template' => 'featured-blocks',
      'path' => drupal_get_path('theme', 'MYTHEME') . '/templates/other'




printr($blocks); // blocks are all here
print $image_format; // this is undefined!!!

Calling the hook theme

<?php print theme('featured_blocks', array(
            'blocks' => $wrap->field_my_blocks,
            'image_format' => 'this is a test'
          )) ?>
  • You need to disable the module, and re/enable it. – kiamlaluno Jul 13 '16 at 3:56
  • What module? This is in my theme's template.php – Chris Jul 13 '16 at 4:12
  • in template.php, try public before function MY_THEME(); – innocent rock Jul 13 '16 at 4:13
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    Are you sure you're in the right theme folder? Maybe you have multiple dev servers for testing purposes, are you sure you're in the correct server? – No Sssweat Jul 13 '16 at 4:26
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    The idea of @ReesGargi was checking if that would cause a WSOD, or an exception being printed. If that happened, it meant the theme was the currently set theme, and Drupal caught the change. – kiamlaluno Jul 13 '16 at 4:36

After doing a bit more reading I restarted my MAMP server and switched themes, then back again. I'm not sure which did it but it's working now...

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  • did you mentioned it was a MAMP server? Drupal is weird on localhost – innocent rock Jul 13 '16 at 5:25

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