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Is there a way to set a default title per content type using Panelizer? I see that you can use substitutions and change the title after you've created the content, but I would like it to use a specific substitution by default.

I know that I could use the autonode titles module, but I'd rather not add on more modules. Any ideas? -JB

EDIT: Just to clarify, I want to use a substitution for the title (a field from the content type), and the reason I want to set the default is so my admins don't need to change it themselves.

  • do you like use custom idea in your custom module with some line code only? – Yusef Jan 9 '14 at 18:02
  • Are you suggesting I edit the existing module? That would be fine with me if you give me a clue where the necessary line in the code is... – Jordan Bundy Jan 9 '14 at 18:29
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If you're using a custom module already and you want to 'set' the title prior to saving the node then you can use hook_node_presave().

To avoid contributor confusion when creating the node you can also do a form_alter and set the #access of the title field to false. This will hide the field from the contributor.

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