Discover Existing Theme Hook Suggestions for Drupal 8, Drupal 9

Last updated August 10, 2017
Theming8.9.x/9.0.x

When determining which template file to use to theme an element, Drupal uses the list of theme hook suggestions to look for the best match. This allows for fine-grained control over how things appear based on dynamic state and contextual information in your application. The list of theme hook suggestions varies for each base template, so we need a way to figure out our options.

In this tutorial we'll look at:

  • How to determine the list of valid theme hook suggestions for any template file
  • How theme hook suggestions are added by modules and themes

By the end of this tutorial you should be able to explain how theme hook suggestions are added, and determine the valid suggestions for any template file.