How to add a new region to a theme in drupal


Hello Everyone!

Hope you are doing well and enjoying my blog 🙂

I am here going to give you a small idea about region in drupal.

Regions in Drupal are defined by the theme layer. This is problematic in instances where you want to add blocks / boxes to a specific region that is theme independent. Some examples of when you would want to use this module:

  • You want to place a top branding bar on your site that you can drop blocks into
  • You create a feature that has context positioned blocks that should ALWAYS function a certain way
  • You want an area that’s theme independent so you don’t need to worry about different devs ignoring theme region naming conventions
  • You want to make admin-esk places for those tasks to exist without adding blocks to the layout of your design (changing the way it functions for some users over others)

By using a simple function call, additional regions can be added to the system.

How Add a New Region:

First of all you have need to open your theme info files (yourtheme.info) in your code editor.

regions[left] = Left sidebar 
regions[right] = Right sidebar 
regions[content] = Content 
regions[header] = Header 
regions[footer] = Footer 
regions[yourregion] = Your Region

add your region(like here i have added the yourregion) in info file and save the file.

You can now access you newely added region like give below

<div class="region andyregion">
<?php print $yourregion; ?>
</div>

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