I'm trying to render nodes with a custom view mode, having another tab for each node in the same place than "Edit", "View", etc. So I have declared my custom view mode with hook_entity_info_alter, my new "tab" with hook_menu, with a page_callback pointing to a custom function that should return the node according to my custom view node. It works great, but the node title is rendered too. How can I remove the node title ? Here is the code. Thanks!

   * Implements hook_entity_info_alter().
   function test_custom_view_mode_entity_info_alter(&$entity_info) {
     $entity_info['node']['view modes']['another_teaser'] = array(
       'label' => t('Another teaser'),
       'custom settings' => TRUE,

   * Implements hook_menu().
   function test_custom_view_mode_menu()
   {      $items['node/%node/another-teaser'] = array(
           'title' => 'Another Teaser',
           'page callback' => '_test_custom_view_mode_display_content',
           'page arguments' => array(1),
           'access arguments' => array('access content'), 
           'type' => MENU_LOCAL_TASK,

          return $items;
   * Custom page callback hook_menu().

   function _test_custom_view_mode_display_content($node) {
     $node_viewed = node_view(node_load($node->nid), 'another_teaser');

     return array(
              'content' => array(
                'node' => $node_viewed,
  • Are you sure it's the node title and not the page title (i.e. from page.tpl.php) that's showing?
    – Clive
    Commented Jul 5, 2013 at 15:30
  • 1
    Thanks Clive ! I didn't thought about it. I just add to template_preprocess_node this code snippet: if($vars['view_mode'] == 'another_teaser') { $vars['title'] = ''; }
    – Franperr
    Commented Jul 5, 2013 at 16:39
  • Variable name $node_rendered is misleading as it has not actually been rendered at this point. Better would be $node_view or $node_render_array or something like that. Commented Jan 28, 2016 at 7:42
  • you're right, I changed it
    – Franperr
    Commented Jan 28, 2016 at 11:49

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I think you need to render send the element as html out put since there is no any theme function defined. See how this output process here.

So your return array should be:

 return array(
          '#markup' => $node_rendered

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