I have created a simple widget which displays dummy data. The problem is my front end code doesn't show up in my page ? I 'm working on Magento 2.2.0.

Here is my widget code what i want to display :

{{widget type="Widget\CustomWidget\Block\Widget\ContactInformations" fullname="Adrien" gender="mal" age="24"}}

widget/contact_informations code :

$fullname = $this->getData('fullname');
$age = $this->getData('age');
$gender = $this->getData('gender');
    <?php if($fullname !=''){?>
    <li><?php echo $fullname; ?></li>
    <?php } ?>
    <?php if($age !=''){?>
    <li><?php echo $age; ?></li>
    <?php } ?>
    <?php if($gender!=''){?>

    <?php } ?>

etc/module.xml code :

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="../../../../../lib/internal/Magento/Framework/Module/etc/module.xsd">
    <module name="Widget_CustomWidget" setup_version="1.0.0">

etc/widget.xml code :

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<widgets xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:module:Magento_Widget:etc/widget.xsd">
    <widget id="widget_customwidget" class="Widget\CustomWidget\Block\Widget\ContactInformations">
        <label translate="true">Contact Informations Widget</label>
        <description>Widget in Magento2</description>
            <parameter name="fullname" xsi:type="text"  visible="true" sort_order="0" >
                <label translate="true">Full Name</label>
            <parameter name="age" xsi:type="text"  visible="true" sort_order="10" >
                <label translate="true">Age</label>
            <parameter name="gender" xsi:type="select" source_model="Widget\CustomWidget\Model\Config\Source\Gender" visible="true" sort_order="10" >
                <label translate="true">Gender</label>

Widget/CustomWidget/Block/Widget/ContactInformations code :

namespace Widget\CustomWidget\Block\Widget; 
class ContactInformations extends \Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template implements \Magento\Widget\Block\BlockInterface
    public function _toHtml()

Any idea ?

  • You should post your custom widget code here? Dec 1, 2016 at 9:08
  • I updated my question. Dec 1, 2016 at 9:19
  • can you show the code for Widget\CustomWidget\Block\Widget\ContactInformations ? is it extending \Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template or other widget block? Dec 1, 2016 at 9:29
  • Question updated @MiroslavPetroff Dec 1, 2016 at 9:38
  • @AdrienCastagliola instead of using _toHtml() , Use _construct function it will work - try this code - protected function _construct() { parent::_construct(); $this->setTemplate('widget/contact_informations.phtml'); } Dec 1, 2016 at 9:39

2 Answers 2


Your widget block Widget\CustomWidget\Block\Widget\ContactInformations should extend \Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template otherwise it can't be displayed.

Everything is ok in your configuration code. However your Block code is wrong. You shouldn't override _tomHtml() in this case but define your template as protected $_template = 'widget/contact_informations.phtml'. Your template must be stored to this path, at the root of your module: /view/frontend/widget/contact_informations.phtml

namespace Widget\CustomWidget\Block\Widget;

class ContactInformations extends \Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template implements \Magento\Widget\Block\BlockInterface {

protected $_template = 'widget/contact_informations.phtml';

  • It already does. Dec 1, 2016 at 9:44
  • 1
    <?php namespace Widget\CustomWidget\Block\Widget; class ContactInformations extends \Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template implements \Magento\Widget\Block\BlockInterface { $_template = 'widget/contact_informations.phtml'; }
    – Mr.K
    Dec 1, 2016 at 9:51
  • Try to replace your code by the code above
    – Mr.K
    Dec 1, 2016 at 9:52
  • My code expects a function i think. Dec 1, 2016 at 9:56
  • Actually your method '_toHtml' is completely wrong.. Please do not override _toHtml() and override the member class $_template with your template value.
    – Mr.K
    Dec 1, 2016 at 10:00

Your widget class should be like this:

namespace Widget\CustomWidget\Block\Widget; 
class ContactInformations extends \Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template implements \Magento\Widget\Block\BlockInterface
    public function __construct(
        \Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template\Context $context,
        array $data = []
    ) {
        parent::__construct($context, $data);

    public function _toHtml()
        return parent::_toHtml();

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