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I have a custom content type, 'Article with Header' for which I have a custom twig template, 'page--article-with-header.html.twig', which manages the layout for this content type. When I preview the node before publishing, the template used is page.html.twig. I would like to have the same layout for previewing as for when the node is published, but I don't see any options for doing this. The template suggestions that come up in preview mode (page--node--preview.html, for example) would affect every content type.

Is there a naming convention for preview mode twig templates for custom content types that I'm missing? Is there a preprocessing function I can implement that will force the preview mode for this content type to use the correct template?

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The naming convention is node--[type]--[viewmode].html.twig

So in your case it would be

node--article-with-header--preview.html.twig

See https://www.drupal.org/docs/8/theming/twig/twig-template-naming-conventions for more info.

  • Unfortunately, that isn't doing the job. Here's are the template suggestions from the twig debug info: <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * page--node--preview--3e6bb972-97d8-407d-930b-c4c2d376ec52--full.html.twig * page--node--preview--3e6bb972-97d8-407d-930b-c4c2d376ec52.html.twig * page--node--preview.html.twig * page--node.html.twig x page.html.twig --> – JOakland Aug 7 '18 at 23:55
  • Would making a unique view mode and specifying that to be used with this method work? – Matt Aug 8 '18 at 13:26
  • My clients want to be able to just hit the "Preview" button like they do for the out-of-the-box content types, so I don't think that's going to work. I've noticed that the node object isn't loaded for the preview, so there isn't an easy way to check the content type and redirect to the appropriate twig template. Unless I'm missing something, this is a great place for Drupal to improve. – JOakland Aug 13 '18 at 18:55

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