I had these blocks in the frontend layout:

<referenceContainer name="content">
    <block class="Dfl\Marketplace\Block\Profile" name="marketplace_sellerprofile" template="profile.phtml" cacheable="false" before="-"/>
<referenceContainer name="sidebar.main">
    <block class="Dfl\Marketplace\Block\Profile" name="marketplace_sellerprofileleft" template="profile_left_sidebar.phtml" cacheable="false" before="-"/>
<referenceContainer name="sidebar.additional">
    <block class="Dfl\Marketplace\Block\Profile" name="marketplace_sellerprofileright" template="profile_right_sidebar.phtml" cacheable="false" before="-"/>

then i wanted to add a new block in order to insert it in the section. I added the following command above these blocks

<referenceBlock name="head.additional">
  <block class="Dfl\Marketplace\Block\Profile" name="marketplace_social_tags" template="social_tags.phtml" />

then in my social_tags.phtml template I just added a simple meta entry.

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Then I run setup:upgrade and setup:static-content:deploy en_US es_ES But the entry wasn't there in the head tag. I followed these links yet i was unable to display the meta entries.

Adding blocks to the head section in Magento 2


Any help? What it's missing?


Create default.xml in app/code/Dfl/Marketplace/view/frontend/layout

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
    <referenceBlock name="head.additional">
        <block class="Magento\Catalog\Block\Product\View" name="marketplace_social_tags" template="Dfl_Marketplace::social_tags.phtml"/>

Create social_tags.phtml in app/code/Dfl/Marketplace/view/frontend/templates

<meta property="og:imagen" content="TEST_CONTENT" />

Run Magento frontend and check view-source

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  • Hello, We have added below code to our extension default.xml file but its not working. – Vish Mar 29 '18 at 9:56
  • <referenceContainer name="head.additional"> <block class="Magento\Catalog\Block\Product\View" name="rtest" template="Test_Module::test.phtml"/> </referenceContainer> – Vish Mar 29 '18 at 9:56
  • 2
    @Vish it is not referenceContainer it is referenceBlock – Sumit Kumar May 22 '18 at 14:18

There was an issue related with the path. Was View by default i changed to view and the template worked and the meta content appeared.

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