Use Rules to Automatically Update Drupal Content

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In my opinion, there are two modules that illustrate the power of Drupal better than any others.

The first module is Views, which most people become familiar with as soon as they learn Drupal. The other is Rules.

Rules is the basis for almost any workflow that’s set up in Drupal. You probably need Rules, whether you’re running an intranet, a social network, an e-commerce site, or any site that needs “First this, then that” commands.

In this tutorial, we’re going to show you how to use Rules to automatically update a node. We’re going to make a record of the last person to see this node:


  • Steve Burge

    Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.

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Rob Green
Rob Green
8 years ago

Nice! A great, quick tutorial as I get my feet wet with Rules. Thanks!

8 years ago
Reply to  Rob Green

Great, glad it was helpful, Rob

8 years ago

Hello, just watched this Video on a WindowsPhone with default IE-browser. There is a serious display issue: The lower quarter of the screen is hidden by a solid grey color bar!? Could not get rid of it. Just wanted to let you know.

5 years ago

Hi please i am new in drupal 8 and
i want to know ho to create rules to unpublish content automaticly after 40 days thanks

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