Within a form build in a custom module trough the form api I'm using pieces of text (eula, help, hints) of which some of them need to be editable by my client (editor role).

For example:

$form['eula'] = array(
  '#type' => 'radios',
  '#title' => t('This text need to be editable. I agree to be bound by bla bla bla.'),
  '#options' => array('Ja'=>'Ja / Yes'),
  '#required' => TRUE,

I want to facilitate a central point where those text strings (like #title) can be edited and a way I can retrieve them in this custom module.

What's best practice for this scenario to do so? Create a content type for this or perhaps use variable_set/get?

Basically I want one location where my client can edit all those text strings. To use a content type for this and node_load() everytime feels a bit too much.

Thanks in advance

1 Answer 1


As long as the string or text is passed via t() function you can override it using String Overrides module. Here is a quote from module's project page:

Provides a quick and easy way to replace any text on the site.


You can also use Variable module. Quote from project page:

... provides a registry for meta-data about Drupal variables and some extended Variable API and administration interface.

This is an API module so it must be installed only when other modules require it.

  • Thanks for your answer, I'm aware of that module and it's great. But since I'm also overriding some other strings there myself it get's cluttered pretty fast. I really want a single page (location) where only the strings are shown the client needs to edit.
    – devunder
    Commented Sep 25, 2012 at 22:21
  • Then in that case you will have to go the custom way and use the variable module drupal.org/project/variable.check it out.
    – junedkazi
    Commented Sep 25, 2012 at 22:24
  • That looks like what I need. Thanks...appreciated. The correct url drupal.org/project/variable
    – devunder
    Commented Sep 25, 2012 at 22:29

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