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The Rules module allows site administrators to define conditionally executed
actions based on occurring events (known as reactive or ECA rules).

Example use cases

  • Build flexible content publishing workflows changes
  • Send customized mails to notify your users about important
  • Create custom redirections, system messages, breadcrumbs, ...
  • Build an eCommerce store using Ubercart

And many more...


  • Obviously, you may use reaction rules to react upon any event with custom conditions and actions.
  • Allows functionality to be re-used via components.
  • Flexible scheduling system that allows scheduling any component / action.
  • Users can share their customizations by using the built-in import/export feature.
  • Modular input evaluation system.
  • The module has been developed with site performance in mind, so it makes use of caching routines to speed up rule evaluation.
  • Rules 2.x features improved APIs, a new admin UI, support for all entity types, parameter configuration via simple data selection (i.e. just pass node:author as argument) and much more.


Install Entity Plus, Entity UI, and Entity Tokens and this module using the official Backdrop CMS instructions.

If you will be upgrading a site from Drupal 7, you should install stub modules in your D7 installation before starting the upgrade process.

Rules has four component modules, each with separate activation:

  • Rules
  • Rules Scheduler
  • Rules UI
  • Rules translation - for internationalization

Then visit the configuration page at Administration >
Configuration > Category > Rules
and enter the required information.


Additional documentation is located in the Wiki.

Current Maintainers


Port to Backdrop:


  • Wolfgang Ziegler (fago) (lead maintainer)
  • Klaus Purer (klausi)
  • The Drupal 7 project has been sponsored by drunomics, epiqo,
    and Google Summer of Code.


This project is GPL v2 software.
See the LICENSE.txt file in this directory for complete text.