I have added multiple referenceBlocks in the default.xml file for the Magento theme. Which I thought would work but it appears it will only ever show which ever is last in the XML file. (i.e. if I swap custom.home to be before customer.header then the header element would show, and vise versa).

Note the order only makes a difference in default.xml not home.xml (the layout file). Can I have multiple reference blocks or am I missing something?


    <!-- Removed blocks -->
    <referenceBlock name="catalog.compare.sidebar" remove="true" />
    <referenceBlock name="top.search" remove="true" />
    <referenceBlock name="top.links" remove="true" />
    <referenceBlock name="header.container" remove="true" />
    <referenceBlock name="navigation.sections" remove="true" />
    <referenceBlock name="footer" remove="true" />

    <!-- Add custom blocks -->
    <referenceBlock name="custom.header">
        <container name="globalheader" htmlTag="div" htmlClass="globalheader">
            <block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" name="row" template="Magento_Theme::html/globalheader.phtml">

    <referenceBlock name="custom.home">
        <container name="homehtml" htmlTag="div" htmlClass="htmlHome">
            <block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" name="row" template="Magento_Theme::html/home.phtml">


    <referenceContainer name="main.content" remove="true" />
    <referenceContainer name="content" remove="true" />

    <referenceContainer name="page.wrapper">
        <container name="custom.header" as="custom_header_container" label="Page Header Container" before="main.content"/>
        <container name="custom.home" as="custom_home_container" label="Route for Static HTML Page"  />
  • Have you applied below solution ? Commented Oct 6, 2016 at 4:48
  • @SHPatel It was at the end of the day so have only just done it, it worked so thanks. Stupid error though, guess I was tired!
    – tim.baker
    Commented Oct 6, 2016 at 7:28

1 Answer 1


You have used same block reference name as name="row"

change block name like name="row" and name="rowtest" something like this.

Let me know if not working this solution.

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