After I Panelize a node, on the node display, it starts displaying the Menu title as the Page title instead of the Node's title.

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merlinofchaos’s picture

Status: Active » Postponed (maintainer needs more info)

The menu title of the node display should be the page title:

From node_menu():

  $items['node/%node'] = array(
    'title callback' => 'node_page_title', 
    'title arguments' => array(1),
    // The page callback also invokes drupal_set_title() in case
    // the menu router's title is overridden by a menu link. 
    'page callback' => 'node_page_view', 
    'page arguments' => array(1), 
    'access callback' => 'node_access', 
    'access arguments' => array('view', 1),
kruser’s picture

It seems strange that before it is panelized, the node shows the node's title, then after it's panelized, it starts using the Menu link title. See the Screencapture:

Once that happens, you can't change to the title on the page without changing the menu link title.

merlinofchaos’s picture

Status: Postponed (maintainer needs more info) » Active

All right. It does appear that does an additional title set that I didn't realize it needed to do. That'll mean fixing the API to properly set the title from an entity. That shouldn't be too difficult, I think.

dbassendine’s picture

Just to note this issue also affects the 6.x version.

I'm not familiar enough with Panels or Panelizer to take a crack at this directly, but here's a temporary workaround to revert this in the theme layer:

 * Preprocess panel pane
function themename_preprocess_panels_pane(&$vars) {
  // Override Panelizer's page title override
  if ($vars['display']->context['panelizer']->data->title) {
merlinofchaos’s picture

Status: Active » Fixed

This actually needs to be fixed in CTools. I just checked in a fix there.

merlinofchaos’s picture

Project: Panelizer » Chaos tool suite (ctools)
Version: 7.x-2.0-beta2 » 7.x-1.x-dev
merlinofchaos’s picture

Title: Panelizer displays menu title instead of node title » Page Manager displays menu title instead of node title

Adjusting title; this is NOT unique to Panelizer at all.

Status: Fixed » Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.

neclimdul’s picture

Version: 7.x-1.x-dev » 6.x-1.x-dev
Status: Closed (fixed) » Patch (to be ported)

Seems like this should be back-ported. With the nod from earl I'll cherry-pick the commit back.

neclimdul’s picture

Status: Patch (to be ported) » Fixed


Status: Fixed » Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.

Isostar’s picture

Version: 6.x-1.x-dev » 7.x-1.9
Issue summary: View changes
Status: Closed (fixed) » Active

Exactly the same bug seems active again in 7.x-1.9
I use the page title panel in websites with panels everywhere.

Problem was seen after upgrading from 1.7 -> 1.9. (Tested on several sites)
After downgrading problem was gone.

jtjones23’s picture

I'm seeing the same issue after upgrading from 1.7 -> 1.9. After downgrading to 1.7, the problem goes away.

Update: Solved by disabling the Menu Position module and using Custom Breadcrumbs instead. Now I can use ctools 7.x-1.9

Neo13’s picture

I can confirm the issue.

jessehs’s picture

I encountered an issue where the Panels default content had a title that was left empty. (The "Title type" option was "Manually set".) When a node had a menu item, the menu item appeared as the page title. If I changed the title of the panels page to "%node:title" the problem was solved.

This problem existed for the node_view panels page default display as well as the Panelizer default configuration.

Also note that the site was using the Menu Position module, although I did not confirm whether disabling it changed anything.

EDIT: Out of curiosity I tried disabling Menu Position, and it did not fix the issue.

dela.deyoungster’s picture

Thanks @Jessehs. Your suggestion of using the %node:title for the panels page worked great for me ;). I was having this issue while working with Open Atrium.


The setting for the panels page title is found under: "admin/structure/types/manage/[node-type]/panelizer/page_manager/content".

joelstein’s picture

#15 was the right approach for me, too. Thanks!

joelstein’s picture

nicholsj’s picture

(Apologies if this should be logged as a new issue - but from what I can tell it's related to the above)

(Drupal 7.43)

Since upgrading Ctools module from 1.4 to 1.9 we've got a problem with title fields not displaying on our Press Relase content type.

Instead of "Press Release: [title of press release]"
we're getting "Press Release: [parent menu title]"

Reverting to Ctools 1.7 solves the issue, 1.8 onwards causes it.

Here's the relevant snippet from \preprocess\

if($publish_date < strtotime('-1 year')) {
          $variables['title'] = t('Archived press release') . '<br />' . drupal_get_title();
        } else {
          $variables['title'] = t('Press release') . '<br />' . drupal_get_title();

and drupal_get_title:

 function drupal_get_title() {
    $title = drupal_set_title();
      // During a bootstrap, is not included and thus we cannot provide a title.
    if (!isset($title) && function_exists('menu_get_active_title')) {
    $title = check_plain(menu_get_active_title());
    return $title;

Any suggestions much appreciated

geophysicist’s picture

I found best solution for this issue. If you want to use last CTools module version and do not patch it - just create your own custom module or use existing one with system weight less then 0 and implement there hook_node_view where you can call drupal_set_title($node->title).
It helps me with my issue - wrong og:title tag.

Shaney’s picture

I've tracked down the cause of this. It's due to the refactoring of the page_manager_node_view_page($node) function in the node_view task from page manager.

Previous to version 7.x-1.8 the node title was set early in the function, before any attempts to generate content. This was done either by the node being explicitly set via drupal_set_title($node->title), or the default content being generated by $default_output = node_page_view($node); which sets the title.

Now the default content is only generated if the page_manager fails to render its version. So at the point the page manager content is generated, no title has been explicitly set.

We can then see from drupal_get_title() that that it falls back to the active menu title. Weirdness ensues.

function drupal_get_title() {
  $title = drupal_set_title();

  // During a bootstrap, is not included and thus we cannot provide a title.
  if (!isset($title) && function_exists('menu_get_active_title')) {
    $title = check_plain(menu_get_active_title());

  return $title;

To keep the benefits of not rendering the default content, adding a direct call to drupal_set_title early in the function seems a simple solution. Have attached a patch

rivimey’s picture

Version: 7.x-1.9 » 7.x-1.x-dev
Status: Active » Needs review
Issue tags: +Needs tests

Shaney, thanks for your patch, it looks reasonable.

Is there a chance of you adding simpletests for this functionality, as this area seems prone to getting broken!

darrenwh’s picture

Status: Needs review » Needs work

Needs tests

Anybody’s picture

#21 works great. The issue still exists and is really weird... simpletest would be very nice but the current behaviour is even worse since 12 month... so if nothing changed I think an RTBC would be better than a test ... ;)

+1 for RTBC!

rivimey’s picture

Status: Needs work » Reviewed & tested by the community
axel.rutz’s picture

Issue tags: +low-regression-risk