In drupal you have the standard commands edit and delete which you access typing :


I want to create some other commands like :


Where do I hook to access the command and execute some code ?

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You need to use hook_menu() to define the path, coupled with the MENU_LOCAL_TASK type, e.g.

function MYMODULE_menu() {
  $items['node/%node/approve'] = array(
    'title' => 'Approve',
    'type' => MENU_LOCAL_TASK,
    'access arguments' => array('my custom args'),
    'page callback' => 'MYMODULE_approve_node_page',
    'page arguments' => array(1),
    'weight' => -1 // Controls the display order for the tab

  return $items;

Then you just implement a callback function, which has the node passed as a parameter, and build up your page output:

function MYMODULE_approve_node_page($node) {
  // Do something with $node...
  $build = array(
    '#markup' => node_view($node, 'teaser')

  return $build;

Once you clear Drupal's caches you should see the new tab appear alongside the View/Edit tabs on a node page, but only for those users who have the permission you define in your access arguments.

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