PROBLEM: Drupal 6 website developed with customized theme. Blog module does not play well with customized theme.

POSSIBLE SOLUTION: Would it be possible to set up a directory called /blog and load the Drupal BlogBuzz II theme? It needs to use the existing main website DB so searches on the main website will also return blog content.

Is this possible and if so are there any resources online that describe the process?

P.S. Thought about using WordPress as a sub-site but then Search queries on the main website will not return content in the WordPress Blog website.



2 Answers 2


You can use ThemeKey to achieve this (https://drupal.org/project/themekey). It will allow you to use a second, tailored theme, in specific places, like for a specific content type.

  • One more question if I may. I used themekey and switched to a blog theme based on the directory (/blog). But how do I remove all of the main website navigation menu's, sidebars, etc..?
    – John
    Jan 15, 2014 at 14:33
  • I got most of what I need working however, I would like to display different links in the main menu when users are on my blog theme vs. main website theme. I there an easy way to do this?
    – John
    Jan 15, 2014 at 18:49
  • My main website uses the Drupal Menu system, for main nav. links, and not Blocks . If I select Primary Navigation in my Drupal Blog theme all of my main website links show up on the Blog main Nav which I do not want. Basically, I want the Main Nav. on the Blog to have different links than the Main Nav. on the main website.
    – John
    Jan 16, 2014 at 20:19
  • You can use the block setting to hide the nav on specific pages
    – fullerja
    Jan 28, 2014 at 14:46

If you don't want to install another module (or don't need something super fancy), you can do something like this in your sites/default/settings.php file:

if (strpos($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'], '/blog')===0) {
  $conf['theme_default'] = 'blogbuzzii'; // or whatever it's called

and every page path that starts with /blog should now be themed with the blogbuzzii theme.


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