Let's say that we have this controller :

class Hello_World_IndexController extends Mage_Core_Controller_Front_Action
    public function indexAction()
        echo 'Hello Stackers !' ;

Obviously, when triggering this controller, we will have a black message Hello Stackers !, and the controller page is not having/importing any theme (JS, CSS) files even in the default (rwd) Magento theme .

How can we import theme in controllers pages ?


You can use the following between the loadLayout and the renderLayout method calls:

// In case of a JS file under the /js folder
// In case of a JS file under the /skin folder
// In case of a CSS file under the /skin folder

If you only need the default theme you need to update your code with the following:

  • In that case, the theme's header and footer will be also loaded. What if we want to have an empty page, displaying only Hello Stackers !, and importing the desired JS/CSS files ? EDIT: Just like creating an empty design layout page from CMS-Pages . Dec 21 '16 at 12:42
  • @androniennn see my updated answer. Dec 21 '16 at 13:09
  • Your edit will load the header and footer. What about just echo the message without header and footer. Thank you for your help. Dec 21 '16 at 13:20
  • @androniennn you should never use echo directly in your controller, here's why: magento.stackexchange.com/q/110845/2380 Dec 21 '16 at 13:31

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