[development] Is a block used anywhere?

Michael Favia michael.favia at gmail.com
Thu Jan 5 21:08:13 UTC 2012

On 01/05/2012 02:17 PM, Walt Daniels wrote:
> We have hundreds of blocks, some of which were generated for some 
> particular event and are no longer needed, but there is no way I can 
> find to tell if a block is in use. Most of our blocks are listed as 
> disabled, i.e. not in a region, but actually on a panel page or truely 
> unused. If would be nice if the blocks admin page distinguished these 
> two cases. 
That would be nice. :) Until then you can write a counter into 
hook_preprocess_block()|| and record when they are loaded. After a 
sufficient amount of time using the site and getting crawled you should 
have a few with 0 counts and feel safe deleting them. It's a clumsy 
workaround but the best i can think of off the top of my head. Panels 
custom content for the win!

Michael Favia                   michael at favish.com
tel. 512.669.5650            http://www.favish.com

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