How can I override the following admin template in Craft 2?


I've tried placing the template in my own template directory, like:


but this doesn't override Craft's own template.

  • Did you try templates/admin/users/_edit.html? – Syversen Aug 8 '17 at 12:13
  • Unfortunately does not work. – Joost Aug 8 '17 at 12:52

For that path, Craft would look for the following template files, and use the first one that exists:

  • craft/app/templates/users/_edit
  • craft/app/templates/users/_edit.html
  • craft/app/templates/users/_edit.twig
  • craft/app/templates/users/_edit/index.html
  • craft/app/templates/users/_edit/index.twig
  • craft/plugins/users/templates/_edit
  • craft/plugins/users/templates/_edit.html
  • craft/plugins/users/templates/_edit.twig
  • craft/plugins/users/templates/_edit/index.html
  • craft/plugins/users/templates/_edit/index.twig


As the users/_edit.html template in craft/app/templates will always exist, it will always find that first and use it.

  • This means it's impossible to override core templates? – Joost Aug 8 '17 at 14:09
  • 3
    yes, as far as I am aware you can't override core templates, there is a "cp.users.edit" template hook that might be useful, depending on your specific needs. – Mike Pepper Aug 8 '17 at 15:06

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