I'm running Magento 2.1.7 CE and I need to move the navigation.sections block inside of the header-wrapper. I found the reference to navigation.sections in vendor/magento/module-theme/view/frontend/layout/default.xml so I created a theme and I'm trying to modify the layout to just move that one block.

Here's the XML I setup to move navigation.sections inside of header-wrapper (saved under app/design/frontend/ThemeName/default/Magento_Theme/layout/default.xml):

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<page layout="3columns"
        <move element="navigation.sections" destination="header-wrapper" before="logo" />

This technically works and when I apply this theme the navigation.sections block is moved to that container, but only in developer mode. If I change to production mode with this theme enabled, I run into these issues:

  • magento setup:static-content:deploy fails (I need to clear a lot of directories under var/ to get it to work)
  • Cannot minify or bundle JS or CSS, it just fails
  • Layout on the front page is completely wrecked
  • Some CSS and JavaScript files 404. From what I've seen it's files like require.js that are included in the original layout.xml that I'm trying to extend

I tried copying the original layout.xml and just adding the move tag but no luck. The only way I can get it to work without Magento having a meltdown is by adding the move tag to the original file, but that's not what I want.

What am I doing wrong?

Here is my registration.php:


Here's my theme.xml:

<theme xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" 
    <!-- Theme's name -->
    <title>Theme Name</title> 
    <!-- Parent theme -->
        <!-- Theme's preview image -->

I found this in var/logs/exception.log:

failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /path/to/magento/vendor/magento/framework/Filesystem/Driver/File.php:149

So the compilation step is looking for requirejs/mixins.js which is NOT in my theme, I just want those pulled from the Luma theme. Again, what's an actual fix for this?

This is how I have been clearing cache so far:

rm -rf var/cache/* var/generation/* var/view_preprocessed/* var/page_cache/* pub/static/* var/di/* \
&& php bin/magento cache:flush
  • does your magento logs and php-error log give you more information? seems like the static-content is not generated correctly. Have you run the setup:di:compile command after changing to production mode? Do you use a specific locale? you can add the locale to static-content command setup:static-content:deploy xx_XX
    – juhanix
    Jun 2, 2017 at 11:12
  • @juhanix I updated my question with my registration.php and theme.xml. My theme is literally these 3 files (plus media/preview.jpg). No locale, I have used setup:di:compile at least 10 times along with setup:static-content:deploy. I just checked the logs and I'll be updating my question with a CRITICAL error I found in there
    – charmeleon
    Jun 2, 2017 at 14:19
  • Not to sound obtuse, but you shouldn't be extending the luma. You need to be falling back to blank or other. Luma is just a demo theme.
    – andy jones
    Jun 2, 2017 at 14:35
  • @andyjones Thanks; I updated my theme.xml to extend Magento/blank but I'm seeing the exact same issue
    – charmeleon
    Jun 2, 2017 at 14:59
  • @charmeleon great. Have you tried a reinstall? Clearing your vendo - composer update - composer install ? Removing preprocessed - cache - pub/static/frontend - pub/static/adminhtml ? Because i can't see your move affecting your build. It sounds like something is wrong in the whole build. Not theme related.
    – andy jones
    Jun 2, 2017 at 15:11

1 Answer 1


This is a Magento bug: https://github.com/magento/magento2/issues/3754

Currently the workaround is to add a file under theme/web/images, e.g.: theme/web/images/dummy.jpg

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