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Content type template suggestions

May 12, 2021

Written by: Jon Kamke

How to add a custom template suggestion.

Drupal 7 has a solid system of template suggestions for overriding certain types of content, but sometimes it’s necessary to add a custom template suggestion. The following code adds a page template suggestion for the content types.

* Implements HOOK_preprocess_page().
function HOOK_preprocess_page(&$variables) {
  // Add template suggestions for content type.
  if (isset($variables['node']->type)) {
    $variables['theme_hook_suggestions'][] = 'page__' . $variables['node']->type;

In the theme add page—article.tpl.php where article is the content type name.