I'm trying to get some JavaScript in the head on a single CMS page in Magento 2 and cannot figure it out. I understand how to extend layouts to include this, but I don't want the script on all pages that use a layout. Unfortunately this script does have to be loaded before the page body loads for it to work.

In Magento 1, I simply added this to the Layout Update XML:

<reference name="head">
    <block type="core/text" name="blockname">
        <action method="setText">
                <![CDATA[<script type="text/javascript">

However, that doesn't work in Magento 2.

Is there any way to do this? It seems so simple, yet I've hit a wall trying to figure it out.

By the way, been a long-time lurker, and you guys are great.


  • Did you try admin side
    – Magento 2
    Commented Nov 17, 2016 at 17:45

2 Answers 2


If you use a cms site, you can create a cmsyourname.phtml. Now you can insert your jquery in the top of the file.

In your cms page in the backend, you have to add this:

{{block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" name="cmsyourname" template="Magento_Cms::html/cmsyourname.phtml"}}

  • Hi Irv, Thanks, I'll give that a try. Where would the phtml file get placed in the directory structure? Would it be under Magento_Cms/templates in our theme? Commented Nov 21, 2016 at 16:20
  • Hiho, yea that's it!
    – Irv
    Commented Nov 23, 2016 at 13:39
  • Example: app/design/frontend/Theme/Themename/Magento_Cms/templates/html/**YOUREFILEHERE**
    – Irv
    Commented Nov 23, 2016 at 13:41
  • @CorLiving_Web did that help you?
    – Irv
    Commented Nov 23, 2016 at 15:28
  • Hi Irv, I don't think that worked. It's not that I'm trying to load jquery, I'm trying to add some custom functions. Thanks for your help, but I think I'll just have them load for every CMS page and not worry about having them only on 1 page. Commented Dec 5, 2016 at 15:36

I went about doing this a different way. Maybe it's not possible the way I wanted it done.

I actually ended up scripting a CURL to pull the CMS page and just insert the javascript that I wanted in between comment placeholders. I realize this is terribly inefficient, but I could not figure out how else to just get a small JS function added to a single CMS page in Magento.

If anybody else knows how to accomplish this, I welcome a solution

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