I'm currently creating a custom theme for a drupal 8 site and I'm putting a comment section for blog posts like :

<section class="comment-section">
    {{ content.comment }}

That puts in the comment section, but now I want to style it. I have twig debug enabled and to customize a page or view I usually look at the inspector/page source and there are comments recommending file names such as page--node--1.html.twig and such. Unfortunately for these fields when I look for the textarea or title input the only suggestions are, for example, ../form/textarea.html.twig. I can't use those because they will effect every other textarea on the site, so how do I figure out what to name my file for these specific inputs?

I'm going to put in a screenshot of my elements console in case it has something to do with that: enter image description here

2 Answers 2


Checkout the following module: Themable forms

It adds the following theme suggestions:


Or use theme suggestions hooks to create / alter a theme suggestion. See the following link:

Working With Twig Templates

  • I played around with both answers, and this one was simpler and easier to work with! Thank you! Jun 1, 2017 at 20:39
  • @ConorBaumgart, yes, this is easier to work with. At first glance both answers seem to do the same thing. But they do not. They target different parts of the html markup.
    – 4uk4
    Jun 2, 2017 at 6:33

If you want to add a more specific template name to an input element use a theme name suggestions alter hook:


function mytheme_theme_suggestions_input_alter(&$suggestions, array $variables) {
  $element = $variables['element'];
  if ($element['#type'] == 'textfield' && strpos($element['#id'], 'edit-subject-') === 0) {
    $suggestions[] = 'input__textfield__subject';

function mytheme_theme_suggestions_textarea_alter(&$suggestions, array $variables) {
  $element = $variables['element'];
  if (strpos($element['#id'], 'edit-comment-body-') === 0) {
    $suggestions[] = 'textarea__comment_body';

You find more information here hook_theme_suggestions_HOOK_alter.

If you don't find the data you need in the elements variables, then you have to add it in the form build process, for example in a form alter hook. In this case the form build has already provided the necessary information in the element id.

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