I'm trying to call a phtml file in a CMS Page and I know that there are several question for exactly that question already on Stackexchange. The problem is: its not working. I can't get it to running so obviously I'm doing something wrong right now.

This is my theme structure: app/design/fronend/MX/base/

The desired phtml file is here: app/design/fronend/MX/base/MX_Slider/template/carousel.phtml

In my CMS Page I use the following: {{block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" name="MX" template="MX_base::MX_Slider/template/carousel.phtml"}}

However, the phtml is not showing on the page.

Any ideas why? What am I missing?


2 Answers 2


Try this

custom file path(Based on your theme you can change it)


calling in xml layout file

<block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" name="test_file" template="Magento_Theme::html/test.phtml"/>

calling in blocks and cms pages

{{block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" name="test_file" template="Magento_Theme::html/test.phtml"}}

calling in any phtml file

<?php include ($block->getTemplateFile('Magento_Theme::html/test.phtml')) ?>

as before

<?php echo $this->getLayout()->createBlock("Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template")->setTemplate("Magento_Theme::html/test.phtml")->toHtml();?>
  • Nothing changes - theres no output. Right now I only have Lorem Ipsum content in carousel.phtml, do I need to put anything special in there? Also, I already have read the link you've posted. I tried the code from there but I have a problem setting the path in template correctly... Somehow the shortcut doesn't work!
    – Max
    Commented Mar 30, 2016 at 18:43
  • File is calling or not
    – Magento 2
    Commented Mar 30, 2016 at 18:44
  • No, there is no output on the page. Is there another way to check if "the file is calling or not" - im not sure how this is meant.
    – Max
    Commented Mar 30, 2016 at 18:45
  • Your Theme name
    – Magento 2
    Commented Mar 30, 2016 at 18:47
  • In the theme.xml it's defined as "MX CC". Not really sure if this is what you want to know
    – Max
    Commented Mar 30, 2016 at 18:49

use following code in your cms page:-

{{block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" name="MX" template="MX_Slider::carousel.phtml"}}

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