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This question is really simple, i need to use the node id as an identifier and so i need to display it whenever a certain content type is shown. What's the best way to do this? i need to display the node with label and so on, i just don't want to make a custom field for something that's already a field.

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You could add a hook_node_load() hook and copy the nid into a field like structure.

something like (untested)

function mymodule_node_load($nodes, $types) {
  foreach ($nodes as $node) {
    $node->nid_field['und']['value'] = $node->nid;
  }
}
  • and then do what with it? This answer is pretty vague. – Chaulky Jul 21 '11 at 21:14
  • this was more like i thought because i wanted the nid to act like a field with a label and so on. – Nicola Peluchetti Jul 22 '11 at 7:50
  • Added some sample code. – Jeremy French Jul 22 '11 at 8:03
  • It makes little sense to use the _load hook to add something that is already there. Load is for adding new data (or changing existing data). – berkes Aug 31 '11 at 10:39
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Create a template for the content type and use <?php print $node->nid; ?>

Make a copy of node.tpl.php from modules/system and paste in your theme directory. Copy the code from inside node.tpl.php and create a new file called "node--YOURTYPE.tpl.php" (replace YOURTYPE with the name of the content type).

Inside that file you can place <?php print $node->nid; ?> wherever you want the nid to be seen. You can add a label, wrap it in HTML to style it, whatever you like. Save the file and clear the cache to see the changes. Take a look at a node of that content type and you will see the node's nid.

  • @Nicola if you want a label, simply add it into the template with HTML... – Laxman13 Jul 22 '11 at 12:56
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  1. download display suite module.

  2. add a custom code field

  3. select token and the code is [node:nid]

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