What I'm trying to achieve is: create a new content of type arquivo, then when accessing the new content url, instead of showing a page with the fields and etc., the file from a field_file is opened/downloaded. Tried to achieve this using a custom template for the content type with no success. The code for the tpl.php is:

$items = field_get_items('node', $node, 'field_arquivo');
$filepath = $items[1]['uri'];
$path = file_create_url($filepath);

Any help is appreciated

1 Answer 1


You could make a custom module and put this function in it

 * Implements hook_node_view().
function custom_tweaks_node_view($node, $view_mode, $langcode) {
  if ($node->type == 'arquivo' && $view_mode == 'full') {
    $file = $node->field_file[$langcode][0]['uri'];
    if ($file) {
      $file_uri = file_create_url($file);
  • Updated the function with a check if there is a file present on the node and to only redirect when the full node is being displayed.
    – devunder
    Commented Feb 19, 2017 at 21:36
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    A simple change that would make it more portable is changing 'und' for $langcode. In case anyone is dealing with a site with multiple languages.
    – rovr138
    Commented Feb 19, 2017 at 22:46
  • But ofcourse. I updated the code @rovr138.
    – devunder
    Commented Feb 20, 2017 at 7:21

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