Remove Title from a node – Good for image displays

I often don’t need a title for a node displaying an image. the image is the title. the text title just gets in the way. Use the Exclude Node Title module to clean this up. But be careful with the permissions – see the issue that I have copied from the web site that I opened.

I have a Views Slideshow that shows the images titles at the top of the SH for authenticated users but not admins. I don’t believe that it is the view itself. I have tried several different methods for troubleshooting (deleted view, readded, added the image field, made sure that the title field isn’t listed anywhere in the view) All to no avail.

I have a couple of screen shots. This is bizarre. I have been troubleshooting this for hours with no success. the attached ss show the main page of the site, where the slideshow is displayed via a panel page. even the preview for the view doesn’t show the title field. of course, that is as an admin too. – link to the issue with permissions on hiding the title on a node.


Adding Images to a Panel

Drupal does a lot of things really well. and some not so. and image display is one of the ones that i really don’t care for. But, i have a couple of hints for simple image display in a panel. This is what I wanted. The logo with the site name is at the top left now without any added stuff. That’s all I wanted was the image. and getting that was harder than i expected. This is what I did:


  • Created a custom content type for images
  • Installed the module Exclude Node Title. this allowed me to display the node without having its title above and to the left. Very annoying. all i want is the image
  • Added content of the type that I created for the image that has an image field. I checked the box for “exclude title…”, which is an option you get after you install the module I mentioned above.
  • I went to the panel page that I want to add the image to. I click “add content” to the first sidebar and then choose Existing Node

existing node


adding the image node to panel

I then type the name of the image node that I created before. Autofill will help you with this.

At the Configure Existing Node (as seen below) I had to tweak it a bit to allow the new module to do its job. Somewhat counter-intuitively, you have to check the over ride title here and leave it blank so that the exclude mod can over ride it. That seems a little redundant but it worked for me.

The end result is a nice Panel piece that simply displays an image and nothing else. Because the content type that I created specifies an Image, I can also add alt text and hover info from the content itself. At some point, I’ll also want to make this image link back to a URL the same way it does if it is specified at the theme level.