I need to override a template file \Magento\Customer\view\frontend\templates\form\register.phtml in my custom module.

According to Magento's document. I know that creating a custom theme module can fit my need, but I want to know other than creating a custom theme module, are there some other methods for overriding a template file?

Thanks in advance.

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You have to override the customer module to customize the register template. You have to create the new custom module and inside that module's etc/module.xml file, you have to set:

<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Module/etc/module.xsd">
    <module name="Package_Module" setup_version="2.0.1">
            <module name="Magento_Customer"/>
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    Hi Rocky, could you explain a little more about what this is doing and why it's needed?
    – scrowler
    Dec 16, 2015 at 21:02
  • if you want to override contact module form.phtml, you have to create new custom module and inside module root etc/module.xml file you have to define your core module name inside sequence tag. Its useful for override core module template.
    – user32787
    Dec 17, 2015 at 11:22
  • That gives no more information than your answer did. What does the sequence tag do and how does it work?
    – scrowler
    Dec 17, 2015 at 17:51
  • <sequence> element in the module.xml file is used to define the load order of dependencies.you can getting more info about sequence tag from devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.0/architecture/modules/…
    – user32787
    Dec 18, 2015 at 5:19

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