Ok, I must be missing something obvious, but I'm having trouble adding a link to user/%/edit to the main menu. In the Menu UI, I clicked "add link," set the title to "Account settings," and then was at a loss about what to put for the path. I know how to generate a link to the account edit page using views, which is what I've always done before, but this time I actually need to add the link to the "Main Menu."

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In Drupal 8,9,10 etc. you can do this by providing a custom route to point to /user/edit for example and have this route call a controller to perform a simple redirect. You can then simply link to /user/edit from anywhere you want and the redirect will bring the user to their correct /user/%/edit form.

The User Current Paths module does exactly that. Use this module or have a look a their approach, which can be extended easily to provide more complex dynamic redirects as well.


Try this module menu_token , it allows to use tokens in menu

Menu Token module provides tokens, that could be used in title or in path of menu items (links). For example, if you create a menu item with path: "user/[current-user:uid]", the url will be changed "on fly" to: "user/1" (assuming you are user 1).


You can't use % as a wildcard when adding a menu item like that.

The me aliases module can help you do it.

You install that module and then you can add a menu item to user/me/edit and it will go to the currently logged in user's edit page.

  • The module smile mentions is a good option too.
    – rooby
    Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 12:15
  • The 'me' aliases module changed all of my user admin links so I can't edit user tabs anymore so I won't recommend it.
    – Druvision
    Commented Jun 11, 2013 at 13:12
  • It's a valid solution that works for me. I don't see why it is worth a down vote as it is not a wrong answer. But whatever.
    – rooby
    Commented Jun 12, 2013 at 7:24

Create a node with input format filter set as PHP code and copy/paste the following code:


Under menu settings, create a menu link and add it to a menu.


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    Not an elegant solution, but would probably work.
    – Mołot
    Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 8:21

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