I'm currently developing a module that contains a custom field and I'd like to create a template to be used in the getInputHtml method.

I try using the Craft::$app->view->renderTemplate method to render a template in the "resources" folder of my module, but Craft does not seem to find the template. How should I specify the path to the template from this module?

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You need to include your template roots Enhancing a Craft CMS 3 Website with a Custom Module

public function __construct($id, $parent = null, array $config = [])
    Craft::setAlias('@modules/sitemodule', $this->getBasePath());
    $this->controllerNamespace = 'modules\sitemodule\controllers';

    // Base template directory
    Event::on(View::class, View::EVENT_REGISTER_CP_TEMPLATE_ROOTS, function (RegisterTemplateRootsEvent $e) {
        if (is_dir($baseDir = $this->getBasePath().DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR.'templates')) {
            $e->roots[$this->id] = $baseDir;

    // Set this as the global instance of this module class

    parent::__construct($id, $parent, $config);
  • Thank you Robin for your swift reply. I've added the code to the main module file, but I'm not sure what path I should use to render the template. Do you have an idea?
    – kant312
    Commented Aug 2, 2018 at 8:11
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    If your module is called my-module in your bootstrap file and contains a file modules/my-module/src/templates/fields/myField.twig the path will be my-module/fields/myField.twig Commented Aug 2, 2018 at 8:13

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