I'm trying to disable the LabJS module from running on certain pages by following the maintainers instructions at Compatibility issue with Slickgrid.

This is what I have, so far. I tried putting it directly in the page and my themes template.php with the theme's name appended to the function name, but neither work.

 * Disable LabJS on certain pages
function versatile_hook_init() {    
  if (current_path() == "private/members/search") {
    define('LABJS_DISABLE', TRUE);

Can you help pointing me in the right direction?

  • 2
    Try versatile_init() instead of versatile_hook_init(). :-) Also, remember hook_init() doesn't get called on cached pages.
    – Jan Tomka
    Commented Aug 11, 2011 at 11:21
  • And if you need to check page path, try hook_boot. The modules aren't loaded in hook_boot yet, beware. Commented Aug 11, 2011 at 18:31

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hook_init() must be implemented in a custom module. In your example, the function mymodule_init() would go into a file named mymodule.module in a custom module named mymodule. You would also supply a simple mymodule.info file and put both files in the sites/sitename/modules/mymodule directory.

The custom module must be enabled like any other. Also, when creating a hook implementation, it is usually necessary to clear the cache for Drupal to recognize it. Finally, note that mymodule needs to be a unique name different from other modules or themes.

As a minor usage point, current_path() returns the current URL which may not be the current alias (e.g., node/5). Using drupal_get_path_alias() is recommended to always return a friendly alias.

  • mymodule_init() instead of mymodule_hook_init(). ;-)
    – Jan Tomka
    Commented Aug 11, 2011 at 11:23
  • Thanks for the advice, I'll give it a try after I've had some sleep. Good to know about the page caching. Also the page URL's for this page are coming from a Panel, but I assume drupal_get_path_alias() will still work. Commented Aug 11, 2011 at 11:40
  • This is what I've got so far, but it's not working labjs_disabler.info and labjs_disabler.module Commented Aug 15, 2011 at 21:09
  • I forgot a "/" in the labjs_disabler.module, here is the corrected one labjs_disabler.module Commented Aug 15, 2011 at 21:16
  • 1
    The '/' is not needed. Your problem is the name of your hook function. You have labjs_disabler_hook_init, and it should be labjs_disabler_init. 'hook' is a placeholder for the module name.
    – keithm
    Commented Aug 16, 2011 at 10:26

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