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The title says it all really. My views exposed form block has no title but I want to add one through code. I have been looking through the api for hours and am totally lost. I have tried tons of things but my drupal and php chops are limited.

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function hook_block_view_alter(&$data, $block) {
  if ($block->bid == $id) {
    $block->title = $title;
  }
}

Where hook is the name of your module, $id is the numeric ID of the block and $title is the desired title.

You can find the ID with the Devel module by putting dpm($block); inside the hook_block_view_alter() function and then looking at the output for each block to see which one matches. It'll have a delta attribute on the $block object something like -exp-your_view_name-display where your_view_name is obviously the name of the view, and display is the type of display, e.g. page or block. Or you can just pattern-match the delta value instead of selecting by ID, up to you.

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  • So I placed the block as a display suite "block field", and am not seeing it as a block in the dpm output. Would this type of block need special handling?
    – Colin
    Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 18:08
  • Do you see the structure of any blocks from the dpm() at all?
    – beth
    Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 17:54
  • There are two dozen blocks in the dpm() output, but not the one I created through display suite. I played with your code for a bit but ended up just adding the the title through the ui.
    – Colin
    Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 21:43
  • I don't have a lot of Display Suite experience but I think it's very different than core blocks.
    – beth
    Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 21:55

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