From a previous question I learned how to add some static blocks to the CMS homepage like this: how to achieve this 2 columns page layout?

The xml is created in:


Now if I want to have the same for other new created CMS page how to achieve that?

What would be the name for the xml file? I have tried things like cms_contact_contact.xml but that did not work?

Any suggestions?

  • You can add layout xml code to particular cms pages from admin. open cms page which you want to update, you can add. Commented Nov 9, 2016 at 7:08
  • I know that way but as referred to, I would like to achieve that trough a xml file such as cms_index_index.xml
    – mr_typo3
    Commented Nov 9, 2016 at 9:12
  • Which page you need to it ? Commented Nov 9, 2016 at 9:21
  • That does not matter so much. Just a (new created) cms page. See the example I referred to in my above question.
    – mr_typo3
    Commented Nov 9, 2016 at 9:29
  • Then you have to include on every page and display it conditionally if page is cms, block is display other wise not display. Commented Nov 9, 2016 at 9:36

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You can directly add static block to cms page.

In backend, go to

Content -> CMS Page

Click on specific CMS page,

inside page,

go to Design Tab,

Set Layout Update XML code,

<referenceContainer name="content">
    <block class="Magento\Cms\Block\Block" name="block_identifier">
            <argument name="block_id" xsi:type="string">static_block_id</argument>

In above xml code, Replace static_block_id with your block id. Remove cache and check for specific page.

Your Block content are display only specific page.

  • I understand but its not an question to my answer. I would like to know how to get that through a xml file similar as cms_index_index.xml which is only applied to the cms homepage ? So how to get a similar xml.file which will be used by a specific named cms-page?
    – mr_typo3
    Commented Nov 9, 2016 at 9:16

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