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Custom node routes

20th Jul 2021

Sometimes it can be handy to have extra pages for a node (or any entity). For example: * To show different sets of information on separate pages for a single product, page, or thing. * So you can set different access requirements on each page for a node. * You want to block access to the ordinary route (e.g. node/123 and its aliased equivalent) for some reason, but you still want some other page to represent that node. I've found a few people with that need on Drupal slack before, so I thought I'd write a guide because it's surprisingly...

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Get the entity for a route

29th Aug 2017

In Drupal 7, we had menu_get_object() to get the object in code for whichever node, term, or whatever entity makes up the current page. But in Drupal 8, that has been replaced, and entities can usually be operated on in a generic way. If you know the type of entity you want, it's pretty simple. But I keep running into different suggestions of how to get the entity object when you don't know its type. Given that D8 allows us to deal with entities in a unified way, I thought there must be a good way! The code of core itself is usually the best place to look for examples of how to do common things.

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