I've read documentation about name suggestions but I don't get it. My goal is to create a specific template used only with a specific content type (Drupal 8).

I've copied page.html.twig to edit the code inside a new file, named page--recette.html.twig (recette is the name of my content type) but this doesn't work.

html--node--recette.html.twig doesn't work neither.

Link : http://ofhjfqaj.preview.infomaniak.website/cms/recette-sans-gluten/tarte-tatin-comme-la-vraie

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You can provide node level content type templates with the pattern node--node_type.html.twig.

So, for an article it would be node--article.html.twig.

In your case, it would be node--recette.html.twig. You can also provide view mode level twigs the same way, with node--node_type--view_mode.html.twig files.

Lets say you wanted to customize the teaser display markup:


If you enable twig debugging, you can see in your HTML source (comments) which template is being used, and what other template pattern names are available to you:


Going any further than that, you would need to implement hook_theme_suggestions_alter to get more custom template names based on some sort of logic.

  • Do I need to rewrite all the page in this file ? pastebin.com/XaXKn4sr here is the content of my node--recette.html.twig and it doesn't print anything ;( Sorry, i'm really novice with twig.
    – Tourist
    Commented Mar 29, 2017 at 14:32
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    No, the node level template only handles the content of a node. page level template controls output of of regions/markup in the theme.
    – Kevin
    Commented Mar 29, 2017 at 14:33
  • Node template variables can be output with {{ content.field_name }} - content is the render array. page. would do nothing in the context of a node twig template.
    – Kevin
    Commented Mar 29, 2017 at 14:34
  • Note: {{ content.field_name }} refers to fields on the node type.
    – Kevin
    Commented Mar 29, 2017 at 14:40
  • I really don't get the logic behing it :( I'm using Views to create blocks for each field. In /structure/block, I place blocks (created with Views) in the regions I want. How do I print the regions with my node--recette.html.twig ?
    – Tourist
    Commented Mar 29, 2017 at 15:09

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