I have a custom module installed via composer and the path is vendor/company/module/src/registration.php.

I want to override some of these files like vendor/company/module/src/view/template/frontend/main.phtml but no path I tried worked:


I hope there is an easy way to do it and you don't have to create a separate module and extend.

  • You can override by using theme as you mentioned , is there any issue using themes. Commented Sep 22, 2016 at 13:21
  • @krishnaijjadaati95Dev yes, it doesn't get parsed, inserted die() or incorrect php syntax. Commented Sep 22, 2016 at 13:24
  • @krishnaijjadaati95Dev deleted var folder and flushed cache Commented Sep 22, 2016 at 13:24
  • @ Claudiu Creanga first test whether the module is working or not, then you can migrate the templates into theme Commented Sep 22, 2016 at 13:27
  • @krishnaijjadaati95Dev the module is working properly. if I go to website.com/module-url it is showing up properly. if I edit main.phtml in vendor the change is being picked up, but not if I edit ../theme/.. Commented Sep 22, 2016 at 13:29

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Copy templates folder from


Keep your code in


What i have tried Taken the code from


And placed


Working as expected.

  • yes, disregarded view/frontend and it worked. thanks! Commented Sep 22, 2016 at 13:46
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    and I guess if I want to override Block/Phpfile.php i will have to extend Commented Sep 22, 2016 at 13:50
  • it makes sense though so that composer can update it properly Commented Sep 22, 2016 at 13:51
  • Yes, as well as you know if you want to override only few functions use PLUGIN, or entire class use preference by extending core class. Commented Sep 22, 2016 at 13:53

Update for Magento 2.2 & 2.3 You have to place your code in


where Company_Module is the name on etc/module.xml, and no need to put frontend again after module namen and the name of folder is "templates*" and no "template"

Another exemple to override


Override has to be on two different modules and on web folder


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