I am theming the DRUPAL 7 NODE EDIT FORM following the instructions in the post.

Everything is working fine.

However, I want to move the "Authoring Information" from the bottom of the page to another position on my node. How do I do that?

I thought I would be able to use this:

<?php print drupal_render($form['author']); ?>

But it does not seem to work.

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    Make sure you clear the cache, if you modify your templates. It should work. Jul 27, 2012 at 0:54

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You can use the Display Suite module.

Display Suite allows you to take full control over how your content is displayed using a drag and drop interface. Arrange your nodes, views, comments, user data etc. the way you want without having to work your way through dozens of template files. A predefined list of layouts (Drupal 7 only) is available for even more drag and drop fun!


The only solution I found to this was to use a View.

  • In Views under relationship, select Content: Author The in fields, add an author field.
  • Then in under Contextual Filters select Content NID
  • Use the following settings for Content NID: WHEN THE FILTER VALUE IS NOT AVAILABLE: Provide Default Value / NODE ID from URL

Then simply create a block and display it on the node page.


Try the following:

<?php print drupal_render($form['author']['name']); ?>
<?php print drupal_render($form['author']['date']); ?>

The author fieldset is part of the additional_settings group. To render the author field you have to call it directly.

Display Suite is great, but it won't let you access the author field directly.

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