In Magento 1.9.x, we can do it like below

In CMS page, add content:

{{block type="core/template" name="..." my_vars="123,456" template="path-to/test.phtml"}}

Create path-to/test.phtml:

<?php echo $this->getData('my_vars'); ?>

My question is: how to achieve it in Magento 2?

Hope somebody could say more detail.


2 Answers 2


You can use in Magento 2 like this

{{block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" name="blockname" template="Vendor_Module::test.phtml" my_vars="123,456"}}

Now you can get the data by calling:

$myVar = $block->getData('my_vars');


$myVar = $block->getMyVars();

Note: You should use $block instead of $this

  • Thanks firstly. Vendor_Module corresponding to which path? Suppose I have theme 'frontend/Vendor/lumachild', where should I put the template file? It seems can't find the file.
    – Key Shang
    Commented Aug 25, 2017 at 10:22
  • If you have theme then you should use Magento_Theme. Full code like this: {{block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" name="blockname" template="Magento_Theme::test.phtml" my_vars="123,456"}} Commented Aug 25, 2017 at 10:27
  • I put the test.phtml in the theme root folder, but it can't be shown. What's the correct path should I put?
    – Key Shang
    Commented Aug 25, 2017 at 11:24
  • Put test.phtml at this path app/design/frontend/Vendor/yourtheme/Magento_Theme/templates/test.phtml Commented Aug 25, 2017 at 11:33
  • Still not work, use the Magento CE 2.1.7, you could try it. {{block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" name="blockname" template="Magento_Theme::test.phtml" my_vars="123,456"}} test.phtml at this path app/design/frontend/Vendor/yourtheme/Magento_Theme/templates‌​/test.phtml Maybe lost some steps?
    – Key Shang
    Commented Aug 28, 2017 at 3:24

Here you pass value from cms block/page

 {{block ... category_id="value here" ... template="test/test.phtml"}}

In test.phtml:


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