I need some custom markup for a view to show headers, footers and attachments in my own HTML markup. How can I create a .tpl file to a view.

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If you have a view called foobar than you can create this tpl file in your templates/views directory:


Then change foobar to whatever your view is called and then clear the cache.

To create custom variables to your view create a hook_preprocess_views_view in your template.php file, like this:

function template_preprocess_views_view(&$vars) {
  $view = $vars['view'];
  $vars['foobar'] = 'Hello World';

Now you have a $foobar variable in your template.

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  • its okay but where i can find code of my view 'variables etc' to print in my tpl – Shakil Ahmad Sep 20 '17 at 6:55
  • You shall put that in a preproces hook in your template.php file there are lots of tutorials on the web😀 – user72672 Sep 20 '17 at 7:07
  • Did you find something useful if not I can write an answer later😀 – user72672 Sep 20 '17 at 7:25
  • not i have not fond something useful.. – Shakil Ahmad Sep 20 '17 at 7:32
  • I have updated my code and now it shall work. – user72672 Sep 20 '17 at 13:06

To override a view you need to write three template files. Below are the files:

  1. views-view--search-page.html
  2. views-view-unformatted--search-page.html
  3. views-view-fields--search-page.html

To know exact names of template files, you can even use Devel module to find out the suggested names.

Location of these files will be : \themes\bootstrap\templates\views\ [place-your-files-here]

After you create your files, clear drupal cache for the code in twigs to be reflected.

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  • There is no bootstrap theme installed in my site. – Shakil Ahmad Sep 20 '17 at 7:34
  • You can place the template files in whatever theme you are using for your project. \themes\ [your-theme]\templates\views\ [place-your-files-here] – Pranay Agarwal Sep 20 '17 at 8:28

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