How can I call any block function in any phtml? For example if I want to call my custom block function in product list.phtml?

4 Answers 4


Try like this.

For ex your block class is

namespace Company\Helloworld\Block;
use Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template;

class Main extends Template
    public function getMyCustomMethod()
        return '<b>I Am From MyCustomMethod</b>';

then in any phtml file you can use following code to get method of this block.

$blockObj= $block->getLayout()->createBlock('Company\Helloworld\Block\Main');
echo $blockObj->getMyCustomMethod();

Hope this helps you.


If the template is linked to the block, for example:

<block class="Vendor\Module\Block\Name" name="name" template="Vendor_Module::name.phtml"/>

And you have a public method myMethod() defined in Vendor\Module\Block\Name you can call the following in name.phtml :

  • @ Raphael is it $block->myMethod(); OR $this->myMethod(); ? Commented Jun 17, 2016 at 9:21
  • 4
    @AshishMadankar for Magento 1 it's $this->myMethod(), for Magento 2 it's $block->myMethod() Commented Jun 17, 2016 at 9:21
  • @RaphaelatDigitalPianism I want to call my custom block function in any phtml, basically my question is how can I create $myBlock object for any of my block.
    – Arshad M
    Commented Jun 17, 2016 at 9:24
  • You need to assign your block to the template.phtml in layout file. Then only you can call your own function in phtml. Commented Jun 17, 2016 at 9:30

Place following code in any phtml file:-

$blockName = $block->getLayout()->createBlock('Vendor\Module\Block\your_block_file_name');
yourBlockFileMethodName(); ?>

Place your block File in the root directory of your module /Block/Your_block_file.php(remember to user first capital Letter for folder and file).



namespace Your\Module\Block;

class Your_block_file extends \Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template
     * @param \Magento\Backend\Block\Template\Context $context
     * @param \Magento\Framework\Registry             $registry
     * @param \Magento\Framework\Data\FormFactory     $formFactory
     * @param array                                   $data
    public function __construct(
        \Magento\Backend\Block\Template\Context $context,
        \Magento\Framework\Data\FormFactory $formFactory,
        array $data = []
        parent::__construct($context, $data);

     * Get form action URL for POST booking request
     * @return string
    public function getFormAction()
        die('Hello World');

Then link your block file with template in view/frontend/layout/your_file.xml file you defined the block file

App/Code/Your/Module/view/frontend/layout/your_file.xml(if you are using routes.xml make sure the name of your file must be like for ex. frontname_controllerFolder_FileUnderControlerFolder.xml)

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
<page layout="1column" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
        <title>{Page Title</title>
        <referenceContainer name="content">
            <block class="Your/Module/Block/Your_block_file" name="gridpage.form" template="Your_Module:: your_template.phtml"/>

Then Define your template file in App/Code/Your/Module/view/frontend/templates/your_template.phtml

<?= $block->getFormAction(); ?>

Thats how you can call Block functions in in template file

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