I am using a slightly modified Luma theme and want to differ the text on the Add to cart button for product pages only. For this I have created another addtocart.phtml called addtocartmain.phtml which I want to use as the template for add to cart block for product pages. I have then attempted to override the default template using the below code within vendor/theme/Magento_Catalog/layout/catalog_product_view.xml to the body node.

<referenceBlock name="product.info.addtocart">
        <action method='setTemplate'>
            <argument name="template" xsi:type="string">Magento_Catalog::product/view/addtocartmain.phtml</argument>

The addtocartmain.phtml is located within:


After hours or attempting multiple methods of changing the template this is not changing the add to cart button. What could be stopping this from working? I can change the referenceBlock to any other block name and override them just fine with my new template. I have even removed all modules, removed everything but this one modification and tried making these modifications within the core vendor files and still this block is not changing.

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    FYI the action tag has been deprecated, <arguments> should be used instead. – Ben Crook Jun 2 '17 at 15:36

After tinkering around for a while I noticed that there was another block that was using the addtocart.phtml in the core:


Overriding this block and the original 'product.info.addtocart' block was they key to switching out my add to cart button with a new button on all pages. Add the below code to catalog_product_view.xml within the body node as suggested by thaddeusmt and Ben Crook.

<referenceBlock name="product.info.addtocart" template="Magento_Catalog::product/view/addtocartmain.phtml" />
<referenceBlock name="product.info.addtocart.additional" template="Magento_Catalog::product/view/addtocartmain.phtml" />

You may need to specify which module or theme directory the template is in. For instance, if it's in the MyCompany_mytheme theme, in the Magento_Catalog template override directory:


Try adding Magento_Catalog:: to the path in catalog_product_view.xml:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<page layout="1column" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
        <referenceBlock name="product.info.addtocart">
            <action method='setTemplate'>
                <argument name="template" xsi:type="string">Magento_Catalog::product/view/addtocartmain.phtml</argument>

As Ben Crook noted in a comment though, <action> is being deprecated, so this is the correct way to do it now:

<referenceBlock name="product.info.addtocart" template="Magento_Catalog::product/view/addtocartmain.phtml" />

That's assuming you are overriding the catalog_product_view.xml layout file correctly, of course. It should be here in your theme (if you are using a theme, not a module):


Be sure to clean the layout cache to check if it's working:

$ bin/magento cache:clean layout
  • Yeah i have it in correct place within theme and other modifications are working. I have tried adding Magento_Catalog however with no success. – harri Jun 2 '17 at 15:35
  • I added one more suggestion: try using the "product.info.addtocart" block's addtocart alias in the <referenceBlock> – thaddeusmt Jun 2 '17 at 15:42
  • That is not working either – harri Jun 2 '17 at 15:52
  • I just removed the suggestion about the addtocart alias, it didn't work. I also added the complete catalog_product_view.xml file. But I just tested the code above, and it works. Be sure to check the full path location of the catalog_product_view.xml file and addtocartmain.phtml. And remember, if this is a module, not a theme, the path will be different. Is this a module or a theme? – thaddeusmt Jun 2 '17 at 16:40
  • This is just in a theme. Path to layout is exactly as you have described and so is the template. catalog_product_view.xml is also exactly like yours other than a few extra rules. – harri Jun 2 '17 at 18:54

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