I am fairly new to Magento and I am currently working with version 2.1. I have created two new custom themes, I will call them Base and BaseChild for this example.
Locations app/design/frontend/Base/default //Inherits from Luma app/design/frontend/BaseChild/default //Inherites from Base
Inside the admin area, I have the base website set to use the BaseChild theme, and I have another site setup that is also using the BaseChild theme.
If I create a template file at
BaseChild/default/Magento_Theme/templates/html/absolute_footer.phtml and add content to it, this will override the section on the page properly for the template. However, if I create a layout file at
BaseChild/default/Magento_Theme/layout/default.xml and add the following content to it
<?xml version="1.0"?> <!-- /** * Copyright © 2013-2017 Magento, Inc. All rights reserved. * See COPYING.txt for license details. */ --> <page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd"> <body> <referenceContainer name="footer-container" remove="true"/> </body> </page>
This does nothing. But if I put this same file in the parent at
Base/default/Magento_Theme/layout/default.xml it works and the footer is gone.
Why is my child theme not overriding properly even though the parent theme is.