I am trying to call an update layout handle in a product design custom layout update by inserting this code

<update handle="my_handle"/>

but nothing appears, if I put the content of that handle it shows up correctly or if I put this code in my xml

    <update handle="my_handle"/>

it works fine so my handle should work.
Is there something that loads those handles before calling the product custom design update?


Unfortunately these are merged in a separate cycle and do not have access to any file-based layout update handles. Sucks!

The alternative strategy is to use the PRODUCT_[id] handles in your layout XML. I personally do not like using arbitrary entity IDs in multiple media (i.e. using arbitrary DB-generated values in the filesystem) but this will do the trick.

  • As there are not a lot of products that uses this I will do it like that! I didn't know you could do it like that. Thank you very much. – Shadoweb Oct 31 '13 at 13:20
  • The strange thing is that delete works, it should be the same... But anyway I hope they will change that soon. – Shadoweb Oct 31 '13 at 13:22

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