function hook_page_alter

Perform alterations before a page is rendered.

Use this hook when you want to remove or alter elements at the page level, or add elements at the page level that depend on an other module's elements (this hook runs after hook_page_build().

If you are making changes to entities such as forms, menus, or user profiles, use those objects' native alter hooks instead (hook_form_alter(), for example).

The $page array contains top level elements for each block region:


The 'content' element contains the main content of the current page, and its structure will vary depending on what module is responsible for building the page. Some legacy modules may not return structured content at all: their pre-rendered markup will be located in $page['content']['main']['#markup'].

Pages built by Drupal's core Node and Blog modules use a standard structure:

  // Node body.
  // Array of links attached to the node (add comments, read more).
  // The node object itself.
  // The results pager.

Blocks may be referenced by their module/delta pair within a region:

// The login block in the first sidebar region.


$page: Nested array of renderable elements that make up the page.

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4 functions implement hook_page_alter()

Note: this list is generated by pattern matching, so it may include some functions that are not actually implementations of this hook.

book_page_alter in drupal/modules/book/book.module
Implements hook_page_alter().
overlay_page_alter in drupal/modules/overlay/overlay.module
Implements hook_page_alter().
shortcut_page_alter in drupal/modules/shortcut/shortcut.module
Implements hook_page_alter().
system_page_alter in drupal/modules/system/system.module
Implements hook_page_alter().
1 invocation of hook_page_alter()
drupal_render_page in drupal/includes/
Renders the page, including all theming.


drupal/modules/system/system.api.php, line 1627
Hooks provided by Drupal core and the System module.


function hook_page_alter(&$page) {

  // Add help text to the user login block.
  $page['sidebar_first']['user_login']['help'] = array(
    '#weight' => -10,
    '#markup' => t('To post comments or add new content, you first have to log in.'),