I have what seems like a simple question about something it seems like many Drupal users would want to do, yet I cannot seem to find a good answer. I want my latest node (preferably of a single content type) to show as the front page. If I add a node, I want it to automatically become the front page. I don't want the front page to list nodes, etc. I found the "Top Node" module, which offers a view called "Single Node", which seems to do exactly what I want, but it has some problems (notably that it breaks the <front> alias used in setting block displays). There must be some way to do something that seems to be so common without an additional module, right?

I am aware that I could create a view that pulls the content from my latest node and creates a new page for it, but that seems like overkill, since the node already exists. Also, some of my node is being created programatically, and I cannot get those parts of the full node using a view.

How can I do this? Is there no built-in way?

  • 1
    Why was this downvoted? I described exactly what I wanted to do with details, why I wanted to do it, and exactly what I tried. I have spent hours on Google and Drupal.org, and I cannot find any answers. This is not as simple as setting the frontpage url in site information. – Fadecomic Jan 31 '13 at 16:53

Your best bet is to use Views and attach a PAGE format. Then for display format: "full content". Its not overkill since your page would be cached anyways. But if your really not keen on using views, your best bet is to create a new tpl file for your theme and gear it towards the frontpage via: node--front.tpl.php (not sure if it was like that, but google it) Then return the latest node filtered by content type.

|improve this answer|||||
  • 1
    Ah, yes, sweet [insert Holy Figure here]. That is what I was looking for! – Fadecomic Jan 31 '13 at 19:13

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.