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I have the following problem:

I use taxonomys (tx) as tags. They can be added when the node is created. So I don’t know how many tx I have or what ID they have.
The path of the tx is like the following:


The secound element is the tx.

Now I want to use a view (page) to handle the tx-path:

The problem is, when I open a path like the one on top I see the theme of the node-taxonomy.tpl.php but not the style I set in the view.

Whenever I open a path in the form (/foo/not-a-tx) I can see the output of the view.

Could someone give me a hint how to get out the view output but not the tx-output?



I solved the problem with this way:

  • I use a view block (not a page)
  • I added a new output area in my ,info file
  • I use this way to show only the vocab
  • I show the block in the new area online bei foo/*

It works Okay for me.
Thx to every one.


Do you want to get rid of the taxonomy pages completely?

If so, you can use a hook_menu_alter() and unset the taxonomy page.


hook_menu_alter(&$items) {

You’d have to look at the $items array to pinpoint the name of the registered menu path, but I think this is it.

This will remove the taxonomy page for all vocabularies however.


Actually you need to make a view to override the internal drupal path of the taxonomy term page: taxonomy/term/% (where % is the taxonomy id) and not the aliased path, which in your case is foo/%

Optional but saves work: There is already an example view that is bundled with Drupal that implements the taxonomy view. Go to Views > List and you will see the the view is greyed out and it is called

Default Node view: taxonomy_term (default)

All you need to do is enable it and modify it to your needs

Don’t worry about the aliases. You can define your URL pattern at /admin/build/path/pathauto (make sure pathauto module is enabled. You can download it at ). In your case the pattern would be foo/cat where cat is a token for category. Make sure you enter this pattern under Taxonomy Term paths in the pathauto automated alias settings.

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