I have a custom module having layout XML file for the front end, in which the default page layout configuration is set to one column, I wish to give the user the ability to change the configuration as specified in the system configurations(like 2columns-left, 2columns-right, 3coulmns). I can get the values from configuration via helper in to the block file prepareLayout ,I would like to know if we can set the layout just like the pagetitle , metakeyowords we use to set. How can we set and overwrite default values in prepare layout in block file? Thanks.

The XML default value is :

<page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" layout="1column" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
  • So you need to dynemically set page layout which is selected from admin? Dec 8, 2017 at 10:56
  • yes , the user will choose his desire layout from the module configurations-which are similar to the magento default.
    – Verdu
    Dec 8, 2017 at 10:59
  • I post the answer, please check. Dec 8, 2017 at 11:07

1 Answer 1


You can set page layout from the controller action. Suppose this is your action file avilable at this location.


Put this code like this.

namespace Vendor\Extension\Controller\Youraction;

use Magento\Framework\Controller\ResultFactory;

class Action extends \Magento\Framework\App\Action\Action

    public function __construct(
        \Magento\Framework\App\Action\Context $context,
        \Magento\Framework\View\Result\PageFactory $resultPageFactory
    ) {
        $this->resultPageFactory = $resultPageFactory;

    public function execute()
        $page = $this->resultPageFactory->create(false, ['isIsolated' => true]); 

        $youradminlayout = 'XYZ'; 
        return $page;
  • Uncought Error call to undefined method ::setPageLayout()
    – Verdu
    Dec 8, 2017 at 11:27
  • Can you show the code which you have try. Dec 8, 2017 at 11:37
  • I update my answer, please check now. Dec 8, 2017 at 11:52
  • ok , I will get back soon
    – Verdu
    Dec 8, 2017 at 11:59
  • Ok, If above code help you, please accept it, so it will help other in community as well. Dec 8, 2017 at 12:01

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