I have one content type called Restaurant, and I want to change the layout of this content type in the administrative area. When the administrator user adds/edits a Restaurant node, the layout should be my custom layout.

How can I change the whole layout?

  • See here drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/29353/…
    – niksmac
    Jun 13, 2012 at 7:29
  • thanx.. but This will work for display front side it is not work in admin area. i have try this "page--node--add--article.tpl.php" for add page it is working but "page--node--edit--article.tpl.php" it is not working. but "page--node--edit.tpl.php" it is working for all content edit page but i want to work only on article. Jun 13, 2012 at 7:37
  • You ca check for arguments in that node page itself. like node/add/CONTENTTYPE etc.
    – niksmac
    Jun 13, 2012 at 8:59
  • sorry but it not work for me. Jun 13, 2012 at 10:17

1 Answer 1


As shown in the comment at the beginning of theme_get_suggestions(), for a URL such as http://www.example.com/node/1/edit, the following default suggestions will be used.

  • page__node
  • page__node__%
  • page__node__1
  • page__node__edit

If you want to add page__node__edit__article as suggestion, you need to implement hook_preprocess_page() in a module. The following code works for any content type.

function mymodule_preprocess_page(&$variables) {
  if (!empty($variables['node']) && arg(2) == 'edit') {
    // (1)
    array_unshift($variables['theme_hook_suggestions'], 'page__node__edit__' . str_replace(array("/", "\\", "\0", '-'), array('', '', '', '_'), $variables['node']->type));
    // (1)

If you want to be use not to apply the template file for, e.g., node/1/edit/revert, replace the code between // (1) with the following one.

$arg3 = arg(3);
if (empty($arg3)) {
  array_unshift($variables['theme_hook_suggestions'], 'page__node__edit__' . str_replace(array("/", "\\", "\0", '-'), array('', '', '', '_'), $variables['node']->type));
  • Thanx kiamlaluno its work for me. Jun 13, 2012 at 10:25

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