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I have created a template file for my content type, but I don't know how to get form design in that page.

My content type name is wallpaper, and I created the page--node--add--wallpaper.tpl.php template file. How do I access the node title, or the node body, in the template file?

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If you want to design the form then use hook_form_alter you will get form array. If you want to design the node page then user node--content_type.tpl.php.

  • I agree: I would never use a template file to alter the way a form is shown. hook_form_alter() can be implemented from a theme too, even if it is generally implemented by a module. – kiamlaluno Dec 9 '12 at 22:18
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You need to create custom module

First, alter the original form

function YOURMODULENAME_form_alter(&$form, $form_state, $form_id) {
  if ($form_id == 'node_wallpaper_form') {
    $form['#theme'] = 'your_theme_name';
  }
}

function YOURMODULENAME_theme() {
  return array(
    'your_theme_name' => array(
      'variables' => array('form' => NULL),
      'template' => 'template_file_name',
    ),
  );
}

In the template_file_name.tpl.php put fields :

print drupal_render($form['field_name']);

//Drupal needs to render form_id, form token etc as well so also put this:
print drupal_render_children($form);
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node.tpl.php is the base node template.

If you look at the source code you can find all variables to render values in that .tpl file.

Available variables:

  • $title: the (sanitized) title of the node.
  • $content: An array of node items. Use render($content) to print them all, or print a subset such as render($content['field_example']). Use hide($content['field_example']) to temporarily suppress the printing of a given element.
  • $user_picture: The node author's picture from user-picture.tpl.php.
  • $date: Formatted creation date. Preprocess functions can reformat it by calling format_date() with the desired parameters on the $created variable.
  • $name: Themed username of node author output from theme_username().
  • $node_url: Direct URL of the current node.
  • $display_submitted: Whether submission information should be displayed.
  • $submitted: Submission information created from $name and $date during template_preprocess_node().
  • $classes: String of classes that can be used to style contextually through CSS. It can be manipulated through the variable $classes_array from preprocess functions. The default values can be one or more of the following:

    • node: The current template type; for example, "theming hook".
    • node-[type]: The current node type. For example, if the node is a "Blog entry" it would result in "node-blog". Note that the machine name will often be in a short form of the human readable label.
    • node-teaser: Nodes in teaser form.
    • node-preview: Nodes in preview mode.

    The following are controlled through the node publishing options.

    • node-promoted: Nodes promoted to the front page.
    • node-sticky: Nodes ordered above other non-sticky nodes in teaser listings.
    • node-unpublished: Unpublished nodes visible only to administrators.
  • $title_prefix (array): An array containing additional output populated by modules, intended to be displayed in front of the main title tag that appears in the template.
  • $title_suffix (array): An array containing additional output populated by modules, intended to be displayed after the main title tag that appears in the template.

Other variables:

  • $node: Full node object. Contains data that may not be safe.
  • $type: Node type; for example, story, page, blog, etc.
  • $comment_count: Number of comments attached to the node.
  • $uid: User ID of the node author.
  • $created: Time the node was published formatted in Unix timestamp.
  • $classes_array: Array of html class attribute values. It is flattened into a string within the variable $classes.
  • $zebra: Outputs either "even" or "odd". Useful for zebra striping in teaser listings.
  • $id: Position of the node. Increments each time it's output.

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