Today I found a working php snippet to load block content into a node:

$block = block_load('block', '1');
$output = drupal_render(_block_get_renderable_array(_block_render_blocks(array($block))));
print $output;

Sadly I am not that good with php, and I could not figure out what to add, to remove the block title from rendering. I have no need for that.

Help would be awesome! Thank you in advance!

2 Answers 2


You need to empty the subject of the block which is what Drupal uses to display the title:

// Set the block ID
$bid = 1;

// Load the block
$block = block_load('block', $bid);

// Get the output array
$output = _block_get_renderable_array(_block_render_blocks(array($block)));

// Set the block subject to an empty string
$output['block_' . $bid]['#block']->subject = '';

// Output
print render($output);
  • If I do that I get a blank page. Nothing else renders, no header, no content, nothing... Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 19:08
  • @GergelyCsata I've re-written the answer, the code's tested and should work fine for what you want
    – Clive
    Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 19:42

I think you can remove the title, if you go directly in the block config page and in the title section you add <none>

  • Of course this would also remove the block title when a block is displayed the normal way; I'm not sure if that is what @Gergely Csata is after. Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 19:25
  • In that case, I guess that one of theses function _block_render_blocks, _block_get_renderable_array or will return something with ['#title'] and you can simply unset it.
    – yvan
    Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 19:27
  • Yea I wanted to get the block once without a title. But thank you for the general idea! Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 20:10

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