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Theme's Default Blocks

I found this interesting. One user asked how he can make the default navigation set to the right region when someone enables his theme. After experimentation and code digging, I found that Drupal places the default blocks to the first region found IF

  • drupal doesn't find any blocks for the theme
  • the region assigned to it isn't supported by the theme

So in this case, the region must be defined as follows in the

regions[right] = Right bar
regions[content] = Content

If you have a left region and the old default theme blocks were assigned to the left region, then Drupal assigns the blocks to your left region. You can't do anything about that.