I have a custom theme and I want to edit the HTML of a view. I am able to create template overrides but I get stuck, it seems like the editable part of a view does not go deep enough.

I have a view displaying all of a content type. The content type has the following fields a name, an image, a link, and a description. I want to edit all of these with custom elements, classes, ids, etc and change the order of them. However the deepest I can get into a view is the $row variable, which already has this content formatted.

I've ran a function called views_get_current_view(). When I run it's return through print_r I see the information I need deep inside of it, but when I try to grab that information Drupal runs out of memory, I do not want to allocate more memory and I don't think that's the best way to solve the problem.

Long story short - I'm trying to get the fields of each node in a view and customize their html, when I get that data from a view it seems to already be already coded.


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    If you are using a View that displays content and not fields, eg, the whole node as it looks on a page or teaser, you can create a template called node--view--VIEWNAME.tpl.php (or even node--view--VIEWNAME--DISPLAYNAME.tpl.php) and then modify that however you want. If this isn't what's going on, and you have a View with fields, then you can reorder them in the Views UI and can definitely theme them independently as well.
    – Jimajamma
    Commented Feb 13, 2014 at 3:19
  • possible duplicate of Overriding views-view-fields.tpl.php
    – Mołot
    Commented Feb 13, 2014 at 10:15

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If you are create any content type and select any content type name ex : your created a "news" is content type and many field as a 'id','name' etc.

after you have add a one php file name as a 'node--news.tpl.php'

and clear caches

this file always call a news content data

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