I am creating subtheme of bartik theme.

According to page.tpl.php file of Bartik theme it shows that tabs can be printed by following code.

<?php if ($tabs): ?>
  <div class="tabs">
    <?php print render($tabs); ?>
<?php endif; ?>

The above code prints primary and secondary tabs at a single place.

Now i want to print primary and secondary tabs seperately in template file.

Is there any variable which gives me the primary and secondary tabs seperately ?

2 Answers 2


Finally I ended up like this:

  $primary = menu_primary_local_tasks();
<ul class="tabs primary primary-with-secondary clear-block"><?php print render($primary); ?></ul>

The above code will return the primary links:

To print the secondary links

 if ($secondary = menu_secondary_local_tasks()) {
    $output .= "<ul class=\"tabs secondary clear-block\">\n". $secondary ."</ul>\n";

Above code will return the secondary links for the theme.


You might wanna set some variables for your page template...


function YOURTHEME_process_page(&$vars) {
  // Set local tasks variables
  $vars['primary_local_tasks'] = menu_primary_local_tasks();
  $vars['secondary_local_tasks'] = menu_secondary_local_tasks();


<?php if ($primary_local_tasks || $secondary_local_tasks): ?>
<div id="tasks">
<?php if ($primary_local_tasks): ?>
<ul class="tabs primary"><?php print render($primary_local_tasks); ?></ul>
<?php endif; ?>
<?php if ($secondary_local_tasks): ?>
<ul class="tabs secondary"><?php print render($secondary_local_tasks); ?></ul>
<?php endif; ?>
<?php endif; ?> 
  • Your solution is also correct, but i have implemented as below. Commented Dec 3, 2012 at 11:54

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