I'm struggling to override the template on the admin interface for a content type. I'm going to need to do several modifications to the edit form to meet the editor's requirements, however, I seem to be unable to get this to override.

The page source gives me the following

<!-- THEME DEBUG -->
<!-- THEME HOOK: 'paragraphs_summary' -->
<!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/paragraphs/templates/paragraphs-summary.html.twig' -->

If I make a change to the twig file specified I can make my change, however, it's not my module so I shouldn't be making changes and I only want to override on specific content types so I have to go for a theme based override (which of course is the right way to do it)

I've copied this twig template to


and quite a number of combinations of this, rebuilt the cache with $ drupal cr yet the admin interface still gives the default template instead of my one (and yes, I have remembered to set the admin theme as my new theme).

I want to be able to have a different presentation in the admin interface to that of the anonymous visitor's view, hence looking at overriding the templates.

Any suggestions of how I can achieve this?

  • Turn on Twig debugging. I can't see any of those template suggestions you mention on my local install. Have you tried paragraph--PARAGRAPHTYPE--summary.html.twig ? (without parent content type!)
    – Hudri
    Sep 13, 2019 at 9:05
  • I have twig debugging on twig.config: { debug: true, auto_reload: true, cache: true } Any other settings that should be enabled? If I remove the parent content type, then won't that impact all content types, not just the one I need to change? Sep 13, 2019 at 9:14
  • Yes, this does affect all content types. But paragraphs simply does not provide a theme suggestion based on the parent node. You either have code additional theme suggestions or create a new display mode that is only used in this specific node (this can be done without custom coding)
    – Hudri
    Sep 13, 2019 at 9:50
  • Ah, it wasn't clear, I'll look at a theme suggestion, I've written many bits of custom code already and suspect there will be many more needed on this project. Sep 13, 2019 at 10:02
  • 4
    Possible duplicate of How to add the paragraph parent field in the theme suggestions alter
    – Hudri
    Sep 13, 2019 at 10:12


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