I cannot find a simple tutorial for this simple task 'Theme product page'

  1. I created a theme under magento/app/design/frontend/elia/tst

  2. in admin content > configuration click edit and choose the new theme

  3. copy files from magento\module-catalog\view\frontend\templates\product\view to magento\app\design\frontend\elia\tst\Magento_Catalog\templates\product\view

  4. add a static test string to each file

  5. in admin Cache Management, click on Flush Magento Cache

  6. Go to product page and reload

Expected result - to see the test string in the browser product page

Actual result -product page didn't changed.

I also tried to change the template directory in the source directory magento\module-catalog\view\frontend\templates\product\view and clear the cache, but still the display didn't change.

So, people will probably mark it as duplicate, or point a link to some lengthy documentation about Magento 2 tutorial: how to use the new frontend templating system

But the bottom line is that I couldn't find ANY WHERE a simple working example of theming a Magento 2 site

BTW each click on the admin/frontend takes 30-60 second on a fresh install (wamp64), is that normal?

2 Answers 2


Try to run php bin/magento setup:upgrade and clear you browser cache.

Tell me, please, if it works or not for you.

  • I can see the change now, 10x
    – Elia Weiss
    Dec 3, 2016 at 9:01

Run below commands

php bin/magento cache:clean

php bin/magento cache:flush

Now you can view your changes, if not still then remove var folder.

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