I need to remove "Create new account" from the tabs on /user page.

I was suggested to use hook_menu, but:

Further: I've found that there is also hook_menu_alter hook. But it does not work for me also. I created the following function for testing:

function cleanetica_advanced_menu_alter(&$items) {
    $items['user'] = array(
       'title' => 'blogs',
       'description' => 'Listing of blogs.',
       #'page callback' => 'blog_page',
       'access arguments' => array('access content'),
       'type' => MENU_DEFAULT_LOCAL_TASK
    //$items = array();

I see no changes in /user page after I have added this function into the module,

  • You are resetting the existing array!!! (and posting many questions for a single problem)
    – AKS
    Commented Feb 12, 2013 at 11:09

2 Answers 2


If you need the registration feature and you need to just remove the link from the default tab, then use menu_alter hook.

function modulename_menu_alter(&$item) {
// Hide the "Create new account" tab
$item['user/register']['type'] = MENU_CALLBACK;
  • This does not help. (Yes, I've cleaned the caches.)
    – porton
    Commented Feb 12, 2013 at 14:53
  • 1
    Well no, it works! I've just made a spelling error in PHP,
    – porton
    Commented Feb 12, 2013 at 14:55

I need to remove "Create new account" from the tabs on /user page.

Sounds like you just need to disable the ability for users to create their own account.

There's a config setting at:

Admin > Config > Account Settings "Who can register accounts" = "Administrators only"

Account settings

  • No, users should be able to create account from some other pages of the site
    – porton
    Commented Feb 12, 2013 at 11:10
  • 1
    You didn't state that in your question. Commented Feb 12, 2013 at 11:13

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