I have seen a ton of examples on how to do this and I must just be fundamentally confused. I want to modify one node, in my case nid 302998. I have tried:
node-302998.tpl.php page-node-302998.tpl.php node--302998.tpl.php page--node--302998.tpl.php
All to no avail. I am placing them in my templates folder. In that folder I see a few working examples of tpl files, such as
node--glove.tpl.php, glove being one of my content types, but I see no examples of specific nodes/pages.
I have tried clearing caches as well. I am out of ideas.