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Drupal 7 Themes by Ric Shreves

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Controlling module and block visibility

Modules provide the functionality in your Drupal site. Some modules produce HTML output, others do not. Many of the modules that produce output also include blocks, which allow you to place variations of the output in the many block positions (regions) in a theme.

The Forum module provides a typical example: when you enable the Forum module, you gain access to both new functionality and new output. The primary forum output, the threaded discussions, will appear in the content area of the theme. Additionally, enabling the Forum module provides you with access to two new blocks. The two new blocks are named Active forum topics and New forum topics. As the names imply, the blocks provide a way to display a limited ...

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