I have a content type for news. All my news nodes use the pathauto path: "node/[title-raw]". However, when I click to go to view any of my news items, instead of displaying the news item, the page displays a newsletter that was created using Simplenews. None of the normal Drupal content codes is being added. It's like it's just viewing a basic HTML page of the newsletter. Something is going wrong with the paths.

It seems like this newsletter has taken over all paths beginning "news...".

I'm not sure where to start looking for the problem. I would be grateful for any suggestions anyone has.

To see what I mean you can see the website at www.signamic.co.uk, and then click on any of the news items near the bottom.

Thanks in advance,


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    Do you have any tpl.php files for your news content type in your theme directory? Do you by chance have a folder/directory named 'news' in your webistes directory?
    – Citricguy
    Commented Jul 16, 2012 at 16:02
  • Hi Citricguy - No, I have no special tpl.php files for news (I have just one custom tpl.php file for the front page). I also don't have a folder called 'news'.
    – Ben
    Commented Jul 16, 2012 at 17:24

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@citricguy exactly - seems that any URL you type after /news/ ends up showing your newsletter.

You probably have an index.html file there with that content.



Gives the same output as:


Check your folder structure in root and .htaccess file.

  • Hi Ivanhoe123, thanks for your response. I had another look in the root folder and found I'd uploaded a test file called news.php. This was causing all the problems. Thank you very much for your (and Citricguy's) help.
    – Ben
    Commented Jul 17, 2012 at 9:17

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