I'm trying to add containers/blocks to a newly created page layout. However, they do not show up in the DOM at all:


<page_layouts xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/PageLayout/etc/layouts.xsd">
    <layout id="new-layout">
        <label translate="true">New layout</label>

I can select this layout. That works.


  <?xml version="1.0"?>
<layout xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_layout.xsd">
    <update handle="1column"/>
    <referenceContainer name="page.wrapper">
        <container name="cake" label="CAKE" htmlTag="div" htmlClass="cake" before="-"/>

That container doesn't show up. So I try adding a block..


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<page layout="new-layout" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
        <referenceContainer name="cake">
            <block class="Magento\Theme\Block\Html\Breadcrumbs" name="breadcrumbs" as="breadcrumbs" template="Magento_Theme::html/breadcrumbs.phtml"/>

Nothing of all this shows up in the DOM..


The problem was that the breadcrumb referenceBlock was set to remove="true" for all CMS pages. However, for this new layout I want to undo this with remove="false". This doesn't seem to work. I also tried re-adding the block:

<block class="Magento\Theme\Block\Html\Breadcrumbs" name="test.breadcrumbs"/>

But this doesn't work. It loads the template but there are no $crumbs found so they aren't loaded. If I remove the 'remove="true"' the breadcrumbs DO show.. I want it just to show for this layout. Why don't my 2 suggested solutions work?

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In Layout file like default.xml or any other request handler file. You need to mention Layout Id as well like below:

<page layout="new-layout" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
  • Thank you, I've updated my answer. Can you check what the problem could be?
    – Cake
    Aug 30, 2017 at 13:14
  • you can change the name of block like: <block class="Magento\Theme\Block\Html\Breadcrumbs" name="breadcrumbs_other" as="breadcrumbs_other" template="Magento_Theme::html/breadcrumbs.phtml"/> Aug 30, 2017 at 13:44
  • I did that. I called it test.breadcrumbs in my example.
    – Cake
    Aug 30, 2017 at 14:00
  • with complete template path ? Aug 30, 2017 at 14:01
  • Yes. If I write some text in the template file, it does display. However, everything in <?php if ($crumbs && is_array($crumbs)) : ?> doesn't show.
    – Cake
    Aug 30, 2017 at 14:07

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