Considering this layout update XML:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<layout version="0.0.1">
        <reference name="methods">
            <block type="mhquote/request_link" name="mhquote.request.link" as="mhquoteRequestLink" before="-" template="mhquote/request/link.phtml" />
            <remove name="checkout.cart.methods.onepage" />
            <remove name="checkout.cart.methods.multishipping" />

When the update is applied the cart page goes from this:


To this:


I can't understand why the new block is not shown, given that:

  • a module exists which has mhquote as a unique handler
  • the module is correctly set as for controllers in it work fine
  • methods block is a core/text_list block, so it should automatically render all child blocks
  • the template exists at app/design/frontend/<current_theme>/default/template/mhquote/request/link.phtml
  • the Disc_Quote_Block_Request_Link block class exists and extends from Mage_Core_Block_Template, Disc_Quote being the class group handled by mhquote
  • the layout update file is loaded correctly as it successfully removes the two checkout links

The block template is really simple, just a <div> with a string I'd like to show:

<div class="hellotest">

I can't see where I'm wrong. I keep checking and rewriting it from scratch paying more attention to the namings but I can't seem to show that block.

Any idea why? Thanks in advance for your help.

=== EDIT 1 ===

This is the config.xml for the module:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>





1 Answer 1


Assign block permission from system > Permission > Block > Add New Block

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click on Save Block. Once clear the cache and refresh the page Hope this will help you

  • 1
    Thanks for the answer. Unfortunately, after applying your solution, the block still does not show.
    – GigiSan
    Commented Nov 2, 2016 at 10:31
  • My pleasure, Make sure about correct block type and phtml path and Make sure that block name doesn't conflict with another. Commented Nov 2, 2016 at 10:35
  • I don't see anything wrong, I posted the module's config.xml for reference.
    – GigiSan
    Commented Nov 2, 2016 at 10:48

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