I want to add a content type after a user registers to the site.

I tried hook_user_save() but it saves the content type before the user confirms his e-mail.

Is there a hook after e-mail confirmation?

3 Answers 3


Although this approach uses modules, I add nodes after users confirm their e-mails using Logintoboggan and Rules. The Logintoboggan rules integration adds a new event, When the user account is validated, which will allow you to perform actions upon e-mail confirmation.

  • Be sure to install the LoginToboggan Rules Integration module from the LoginToboggan project.
    – Batandwa
    Aug 21, 2014 at 0:02

This does the job for me:

 * Implements @see hook_user_presave
function hook_user_presave(&$edit, $account, $category) {
  if ($account->uid // user is not new
      && $account->status === "0" && $edit['status']==1) { // user is being activated
  • I had to use if($account->uid && $account->original->status == 0 && $account->status == 1)
    – Sébastien
    Jul 26, 2016 at 11:01
  • This doesn't seem to be working in Drupal 9 anymore. When the user clicks on the one-time link and saves his/her account after filling the password, the original status is already 1. May 31, 2022 at 8:03

If you're using the LoginToboggan module for e-mail validation and you don't wish to use the rules module you can simply mimic the module's validation response (exploiting a temporary logintoboggan_email_validated = TRUE account property that's pushed to hook_user_update) yourself in code:

 * Implement hook_user_update()
function yourcustommodule_user_update(&$edit, $account) {
  if (!empty($account->logintoboggan_email_validated) && !isset($account->your_custom_action)) {
        $account->your_custom_action = TRUE;

        // Do what you want here


Since core and other modules will also invoke hook_user_update you'd want to implement something to avoid repeated actions. In this example I set another property on the $account once the action is initiated but you can impose finer control if necessary.

Note that if using LoginToboggan for automatic e-mail validation IOco's method won't work (among the many reasons - during a hook_user_presave, the $account->status == 1 (it's just the role is in your elected "pre-authorised" state).

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