I am using Drupal 6 and I am stuck in a situation where I need to create a blank page without any header footer which comes as a part of your theme when you create a new page in Drupal.

I have searched lot on this problem :

  1. Drupal link that I used to get solution, but not helped.

  2. Create a content type to get blank page solution also not able to solve my problem.

Can any one help me to create blank page without any theme components.

I also read about creating a hook but I am not able to create any hooks.

How I can resolve this issue?

  • Do you want this for every page on your site or for just a specific path. Or paths?
    – Jimajamma
    Mar 7, 2014 at 0:12
  • I want for single page and not for every page.
    – Akki
    Mar 7, 2014 at 11:13
  • What specific page? That will dictate the name of the page template you will need to create.
    – Jimajamma
    Mar 7, 2014 at 13:21

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You can make a copy of page.tpl.php in your theme and rename it according to the Template Suggestions for Drupal 6.

Your theme should be in a directory like site/all/themes or sites/default/themes.

So if you wanted a custom page.tpl.php for http://yoursite.com/path/to/override, your file name will end up being something like page--path-to-override.tpl.php.


In Drupal 6 you likely want to override page.tpl.php for your theme; and remove the "header" and "footer" HTML elements.

See the source here: https://api.drupal.org/api/drupal/modules%21system%21page.tpl.php/6

This file outputs your page's full HTML structure. So you can tweak it for content type (using a theme suggestion) as need be.

In Drupal 7 to get do the same thing you would tweak html.tpl.php.

  • how I can tweak page.tpl.php ?
    – Akki
    Mar 6, 2014 at 20:41
  • with a text editor, or an IDE. Please review the online documentation drupal.org/theme-guide/6-7
    – tenken
    Mar 6, 2014 at 20:54

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