I'm trying to add one new template to customer account edit page using code below in my layout file

    <reference name="customer_edit">
        <block type="redbox/customer" name="linkedin_profile" template="redboxDigital_linkedin.phtml"/>

I want to include my template content above change password & Save button. How I can do that? I know I can over-write edit.phtml and add my code there but I don't prefer it.

2 Answers 2


Follow bellow steps

Step : 1 Add bellow code in your module layout file




<?xml version="1.0"?>
<layout version="0.1.0">
    <customer_account_edit translate="label">
        <reference name="customer_edit">
            <block type="redbox/customer" name="linkedin_profile" as="linkedin_profile" template="redbox/linkedin.phtml"/>

Step : 2 add bellow child block in file


<?php echo $this->getChildHtml('linkedin_profile');?>
  • That helps. Isn't it possible to inject my template without modifying customer\form\edit.phtml at all ?
    – amitshree
    Feb 6, 2016 at 9:53

It is possible to add your template file without modifying customer\form\edit.phtml. You have to use <update handle="customer_account_edit" /> in your layout file by specifying after="" or before="" for your template. you need to give alias in customer.xml file for that block.



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