I'm trying to override how products are displayed adding some stuff. I've already done with the listing page: Created new file on


di.xml telling to use my file and it works. Just copied the method getProductDetailsHtml and modified as I wanted.

But with the single product view, I don't know what I have to override, I'm searching on


But I can't figure out what magento uses for display a single product. How you guys know? what methodology I need to use to figure out these things? For example: "I need to know what magento is doing on this page". It's a nightmare for me browsing on the magento core directories.

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To override the product single page, firstly you need to override the catalog_product_view.xml layout file in your custom module or custom theme

Try below code in catalog_product_view.xml file

<?xml version="1.0"?>
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<page layout="1column" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
         <referenceContainer name="content">
            <referenceBlock name="name_of_block_which_you_want_to_override">
                <block class="Vendorname\Module\Block\Blockanme" name="name_display" template="Vendor_Module::yourtemplate.phtml" group="pass_group_name">

Then you need to your create your block and layout file which you mention on above file.

After that clear the cache by running cache:clean command and check

  • Can't I do it like the same way I did with ListProduct? Just overriding a class changing the method they do for display the product?
    – Marc Pont
    Dec 1, 2016 at 16:00
  • Well yes you can do it that way as well. You need to give preference for the same Dec 1, 2016 at 16:19

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