My newsletter is almost ready, where it not that the node title ends up in the sent testmail as well. So I figured if I would just override the simplenews-newsletter-body.tpl.php I followed the guidelines from this page.

In my simplenews configuration I just checked just the generic content type that simplenews generated. In that same configuration page, I chose 'newsletter' as the taxonomy term attached to it. This makes the filename simplenews-newsletter-body--newsletter.tpl.php

The idea to just delete the following line from the copied file: <h2><?php print $title ?></h2>

The tutorial I mentioned says to paste in into the custom theme folder directly. I was assuming not in the templates folder. I tried both though while flushing cashes at least twice after each try. Still getting the darn title in my test mail.

UPDATE: I discovered that the filename needs to be the term ID of the simplenews newsletter, being a number. I looked up the tid and changed the tpl filename accordingly - in my case making it simplenews-newsletter-body--110.tpl.php. Of course the needed flushing of cashes. Didn't help either.

  • When you changed it to be the tid vs the node type, did you put it in your theme's templates folder? That's where this should live, and I just wanted to make sure you did leave it in that location... Commented Feb 8, 2013 at 21:02
  • I mentioned in my question that I tried both places. The tutorial says to put it in the theme folder, while common sense and yourself says it should be theme's template folder. Tried both places again. Nothing.
    – Immers
    Commented Feb 8, 2013 at 21:18
  • Yes, I did see that, I just couldn't tell if you had tried it after renaming. Actually it shouldn't matter anyway. Hmm, I'll see if I can think of something else.. Commented Feb 8, 2013 at 21:23

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The file may need to go in the admin theme folder, if you're using admin theme/sections, and not in the regular theme folder. Worth a shot.

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