I don't want to override
.php files I want to edit only
.phtml files of
how can I create layout file and assign?
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to edit the layout use the
local.xml file in your template. In case it's not there yet you can go ahead and create it.
If you want to have a custom layout file like, for example,
magentonav.xml you will be required to have your own extension that includes it in the layout.
In case you want to create a new block in your layout with a custom
.phtml file you can do the following for example
<?xml version="1.0"?> <layout version="0.1.0"> <default translate="label" module="page"> <reference name="left"> <block type="core/template" name="my_custom_name" template="magentonav/mytemplate.phtml"/> </reference> </default> </layout>
Notice the type
core/template. This will allow you to add a
.phtml file to your layout without requiring you to write your own custom block class
if you don't want to create any module or xml file, just simply copy the file /app/design/frontend/base/default/template/page/XXXX.phtml
then modify the files under your theme. Magento will overwrite itself.
hit: default/default is based on you use the default theme. so change that if you use different theme.