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How can I use a custom module to override views-view-table.tpl.php? I understand how to do it for a theme, but I want to provide the template using a custom module. I've already created my replacement table theme file. I've put it in a folder called "templates" inside my custom module. Now I just need to understand what hook(s) I should use to tell views to check my module for replacement templates.

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Add a module path to the Drupal 7 theme registry by implementing hook_theme_registry_alter().

Here's an example - replace the usual with your own data :)


/**
 * Implements hook_theme_registry_alter().
 */

function MYMODULE_theme_registry_alter(&$theme_registry) {

  // Get module path
  $path = drupal_get_path('module', MYMODULE);

  // Find all .tpl.php files in this module's folder recursively.
  $template_files = drupal_find_theme_templates($theme_registry, '.tpl.php', $path);

  // Itterate through all found template file objects.
  foreach ($template_files as $key => $template_file) {
    // If the template has not already been overridden by a theme.
    if (!preg_match('#/themes/#', $theme_registry[$key]['theme path'])) {
      // Alter the theme path and template elements.
      $theme_registry[$key]['theme path'] = $path;
      $theme_registry[$key] = array_merge($theme_registry[$key], $template_file);
    }
  }
}
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Try hook_views_api().

function YOUR_MODULE_views_api() {
  return array(
    'api' => 3,
    // Place your exported views here if you have any.
    'path' => drupal_get_path('module', 'YOUR_MODULE') . '/includes/views',
    // Place your template files here.
    'template path' => drupal_get_path('module', 'YOUR_MODULE') . '/templates',
  );
}

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