I override template in my custom theme na (templates/block--[module]--[delta].tpl.php) and I would like to include other template (from the same directory) into this. Can I do it and how?

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block--views--front-page-block-1.tpl.php (concept what I want to do):

     /* init $path (or maybe it is not needed) */
     include($path . 'example-file-template.tpl.php');
  • include it, maybe? What have you tried? What is your problem, exactly?
    – Mołot
    Sep 9, 2014 at 11:10
  • Please, take a look on my edit @Mołot
    – kspacja
    Sep 9, 2014 at 11:19
  • "or maybe it is not needed" - have you tried, with and without? If so, why "maybe"? If not - why not? it would take you a few minutes to try. Far less than asking a question here.
    – Mołot
    Sep 9, 2014 at 11:22
  • It was only contept - I don't even know how to it. Normal include doesn't work. There is variable $path to highlight that maybe I need to create/generate path but I don't know how
    – kspacja
    Sep 9, 2014 at 11:31
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    @kspacja drupal_get_path('theme', 'my_name_of_theme ') gets you what you need
    – Clive
    Sep 9, 2014 at 11:36

2 Answers 2


You can get another drupal theme path with drupal_get_path('theme', 'theme_name'); and finally

     include(drupal_get_path('theme', 'theme_name').'/example-file-template.tpl.php');
  • also path_to_theme() works for the current theme, and is shorter. Sep 15, 2014 at 8:46
  • @AlfredArmstrong yes, but he need to use the theme files in current theme .so need use path of not default theme .
    – Yuseferi
    Sep 15, 2014 at 9:44

You can use path to theme (Uses the current allowed theme):


Or Drupal get the path (You can set the theme you want to use):

    include(drupal_get_path('theme', 'THEME_NAME').'/templates/TEMPLATE_NAME.tpl.php');

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