1. I have created a content type calls as "XYZ Inner Pages".
  2. Here I am adding a Fieldset and inside field set I am adding field type as Link.
  3. Now I create a page using XYZ "Inner Pages" Content Type, add content and the links.
  4. I am hiding the Links from Manage display because I want to show those on the right side of page.
  5. Now I am creating a view which will pull all the links from "XYZ Inner Pages" Content Type.
  6. Now I am showing the views block in the right section of "XYZ Inner Pages" Content Type page.
  7. This right block will list the link.
  8. Now I want to add active class to links so when I open any of the link from that list, then opened link from the list should be highlighted.
  • You can do it with jQuery and check if the current page url = the link url. If yes, add the active class. – No Sssweat Jan 7 '17 at 0:03
  • Thanks. I am planning to do the same but is there any other way to do? I wanted to avoid jQuery. – Manjiri Limaye Jan 9 '17 at 8:50
  • Now that I thought more about it, probably with a preprocress function. – No Sssweat Jan 9 '17 at 11:42
  • I am bit new in Drupal. Can you please guide me on this? – Manjiri Limaye Jan 10 '17 at 7:24
  • What Drupal version are you using 7 or 8? – No Sssweat Jan 10 '17 at 8:23


In my content type I added a link field called "link", so the machine name is field_link

In this link field for url I put http://example.com/node/3

I created a View called "Test".

In fields I added link.

In fields I added link again, but this time I change the formatter to URL, as plain text

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We are going to use template_preprocess_views_view_fields

In your theme's template.php file you add

function mytheme_preprocess_views_view_fields($vars){

  if ($vars['view']->name == "test"){

    $field_link = strip_tags($vars['fields']['field_link_1']->content); // use strip_tags function to remove HTML markup.
    $field_link = str_replace('http://', '', $field_link); // remove http://
    $field_link = str_replace('www.', '', $field_link); // remove www.

    $node_url = $_SERVER['SERVER_NAME'] . '/' . request_path(); // see https://api.drupal.org/api/drupal/includes!bootstrap.inc/function/request_path/7.x

    if ($field_link == $node_url){

      $vars['fields']['field_link']->content = '<div class="active-link">' . $vars['fields']['field_link']->content . '</div>';


    $vars['fields']['field_link_1']->content = null; // hides the field_link_1 field


  • replace mytheme with the actual name of your theme.
  • replace test with the actual name of your view.
  • replace field_link with the actual name of your field.

Then you add the CSS to your theme's style.css file, Example:

.active-link a { color: green; }
  • Remember to flush/clear the cache to see changes. – No Sssweat Jan 11 '17 at 13:08
  • yes sure. Will get back to you soon. – Manjiri Limaye Jan 12 '17 at 6:12
  • @ManjiriLimaye you're welcome, please accept the answer by clicking the ✅ checkmark, thx – No Sssweat Feb 1 '17 at 7:11

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