I want to remove the block from referenceContainer. I have gone through the below link:

Remove block from layout in Magento 2

And tried to remove as per the above answer:

<referenceBlock name="footer-container" remove="true"/>

But it's removing whole container. I want to remove the particular block.

Below is my layout.xml code:

<referenceContainer name="footer-container">
            <block class="Vendor\Module_Name\Block\Template" name="footer_block" template="html/footer.phtml">
                <block class="Magento\Store\Block\Switcher" name="footer.store_switcher" template="switch/stores.phtml"/>
                <block class="Magento\Newsletter\Block\Subscribe" name="footer.newsletter" template="subscribe_footer.phtml"/>

I want to remove only footer.store_switcher and footer.newsletter. I am using the below code to remove both blocks.

<referenceBlock name="footer.store_switcher" remove="true"/>
<referenceBlock name="footer.newsletter" remove="true"/>

default.xml file path:


Please help me.

  • you have did right for remove block, after doing last, <referenceBlock name="footer.store_switcher" remove="true"/> <referenceBlock name="footer.newsletter" remove="true"/>not working for you? Mar 14, 2017 at 10:18
  • @RakeshJesadiya could you please elaborate more? I can't understand what you are saying. No both are not working for me. Mar 14, 2017 at 10:22
  • I think you have did right xml code for remove footer.store_switcher and newsletter. May be check after clear cache Mar 14, 2017 at 10:23
  • I have cleared the cache lots of time after write code in xml. Mar 14, 2017 at 10:25
  • you have to do it inside default.xml file not inside layout.xml file Mar 14, 2017 at 10:26

1 Answer 1


You can remove using that code:

<referenceContainer name="footer-container" remove="true"/>
<referenceBlock name="form.subscribe" remove="true"/>
  • 2
    Lot of help me for today +V
    – Amit Bera
    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:03
  • 1
    Also Use : <referenceBlock name="form.subscribe" remove="true"/> Feb 21, 2019 at 9:43

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