Use a Base Theme for Drupal 8, Drupal 9

Last updated February 5, 2020
Theming8.9.x/9.0.x

Make your theme a subtheme of a base theme, allowing it to inherit all the base theme's templates and other properties. When creating Drupal themes it is common to use the Classy theme provided with Drupal core as a base theme to jumpstart your development.

In this tutorial we'll learn how to:

  • Use the base theme key in our theme's THEMENAME.info.yml file
  • Make our Ice Cream theme inherit from the Classy theme, or any other theme

By the end of this tutorial you should be able to tell Drupal that your theme is a child of another theme and should inherit all of the parent theme's features.