In Magento 1 if I wanted to modify my own version of a phtml file I would move it into the theme directory, while maintaining the same structure. I have needed to do this on a single Magento instance that has multiple store views and uses different themes.

An example would be


Being added into


When viewing the website, my updated template would be used and not affect any other store views I have. This method didn't require any xml updates, or technical wizardry, which suited me perfectly.

Magento 2 seems to be structure quite differently The breadcrumbs file is held within


A slider file is here


Where would these need to be placed to display using my own theme, which is below


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Rewrite in module template file in custom theme


Note:: some time need to move the layout file too


run this cmd php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

  • Perfect ... the 'Swissup_EasySlide' is now working :) Can you also tell me where I would put vendor/magento/module-theme/view/frontend/templates/html/breadcrumbs.phtml
    – Jay Pea
    Oct 31, 2016 at 12:41
  • Just remove view/frontend folder from structure rest is same Oct 31, 2016 at 17:43

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