I'm having trouble creating a custom layout. I have successfully created a layout called
home_page.xml which is a copy of the default 1column layout.
I have selected this layout for my home page, but can't seem to add any content to it. Am I limited to only adding containers to the
home_page.xml file? No HTML that I add will appear on my home page.
I've been reading on how to create and reference containers but it doesn't make a lot of sense, and I'm not sure what files I need to create in order to do so.
Here is my
<?xml version="1.0"?> <!-- /** * Copyright © 2015 Magento. All rights reserved. * See COPYING.txt for license details. */ --> <layout xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_layout.xsd"> <update handle="empty"/> <referenceContainer name="page.wrapper"> <container name="header.container" as="header_container" label="Page Header Container" htmlTag="header" htmlClass="page-header" before="main.content"/> <div id="test123"><p>This is a test</p></div> <container name="page.top" as="page_top" label="After Page Header" after="header.container"/> <container name="footer-container" as="footer" before="before.body.end" label="Page Footer Container" htmlTag="footer" htmlClass="page-footer" /> </referenceContainer> </layout>
The div doesn't show up. I can successfully remove the header and footer containers however, so I know that the layout file is working successfully.
My ultimate goal is to add a full width content slider directly under the header on the home page. Any help is extremely appreciated. I've been searching around for a couple days and have run out of new content to study.