Override a Template File for Drupal 8, Drupal 9

Last updated January 8, 2021
Theming8.9.x/9.0.x

This tutorial demonstrates how to locate the template file that is currently being used to render an element and override it in your own theme. This is an important skill for anyone who wants to make changes to Drupal's default HTML markup.

In this tutorial we'll:

  • Override the node.html.twig template in our theme
  • Make changes to the markup
  • Create a content-type-specific template override like node--CONTENT_TYPE.html.twig

By the end of this tutorial you should be able to modify the HTML markup used to display a node, or any other element of the page generated using a template file.