I have no idea where to set the default layout in creating a page in the backend where I want it to set the layout to "1 Column" instead of the default value "Empty".

empty layout

Anyone have the idea?

2 Answers 2


You have to override UiComponent xml file and add this code into design fieldset >> field:

<argument name="data" xsi:type="array">
       <item name="config" xsi:type="array">
            <item name="source" xsi:type="string">page</item>
            <item name="default" xsi:type="number">1</item>
  • Thanks @Ronak Chauhan. Can you give me the path of the file that I need to change?
    – nhinzky
    Oct 3, 2017 at 5:33
  • Which module you want to change ? Oct 3, 2017 at 5:35
  • I provide you solution for content >> page Oct 3, 2017 at 5:35
  • It's for Content->Page. Yeah i want it to have the default "1 Column" so that I don't need to edit it everytime.
    – nhinzky
    Oct 3, 2017 at 5:39
  • ok then override file : /vendor/magento/module-cms/view/adminhtml/ui_component/cms_page_form.xml Oct 3, 2017 at 5:40

1. Create a UI Component XML extending file

Create [Your_Namespace]/[Your_Module]/view/adminhtml/ui_component/cms_page_form.xml.

(Also, add <module name="Magento_Cms"/> to the module's <sequence/> in module.xml.)

2. Insert the following code

Replace [1column] below without any other page_layout ID.

<form xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:module:Magento_Ui:etc/ui_configuration.xsd">
    <fieldset name="design">
        <field name="page_layout">
            <argument name="data" xsi:type="array">
                <item name="config" xsi:type="array">
                    <item name="default" xsi:type="string">[1column]</item>

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