I want to add my custom.phtml file on the top of all pages.

How can I do this using custom module ?

Any suggestion would be appreciated.



Add this code in your custom theme or module in default.xml:


<referenceContainer name="after.body.start">
    <block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" 

you can also place it in your module:


<referenceContainer name="after.body.start">
    <block class="Vendor\Module\Block\Blockname" 

In this case the template must be saved under app/code/Vendor/Module/view/frontend/templates/html/custom.phtml

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  • @D Singh, I need to achieve this under app/code. Could you please answer my question in this regard at magento.stackexchange.com/questions/312363/… – CodeForGood May 11 at 19:04
  • @CodeForGood Just add your module name like Vendor_Module instead Magento_Theme. I have provided the answer for both app/code and app/design. – D Singh May 12 at 6:14

Try below steps

Step:1 Create default.xmlat location app\code\<Vendor-Name>\<Module-Name>\view\frontend\layout and add below code

<referenceContainer name="page.top">
    <block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" name="custom-block-name" template="<Vendor-Name>_<Module-Name>::page\custom.phtml"/>


 <referenceContainer name="main.content">
    <block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" name="custom-block-name" template="<Vendor-Name>_<Module-Name>::page\custom.phtml"/>

Step:2 Create custom.phtml at location app\code\<Vendor-Name>\<Module-Name>\view\frontend\templates\page\ and add your code

for eg.

     echo "Custom Block";

Step:3 After run compile command

php bin/magento setup:di:compile
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  • your answer worked for me. I would like to know I can replace <referenceContainer name="page.top"> with <referenceBlock name="head.additional">. Please let me know. – CodeForGood May 11 at 20:29

Add Custom Template file using xml block into app/design/frontend/<VendorName>/<ThemeName>/Magneto_Theme/layout/default.xml

Using referenceBlock tag you can add your custom block into header block/container

<referenceContainer name="after.body.start">
        <block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" name="custom.content" before="page-header" template="Magento_Theme::custom.phtml" />
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  • I would like to know I can replace <referenceContainer name="after.body.start"> with <referenceBlock name="head.additional">. Please let me know. – CodeForGood May 11 at 20:30
  • add reference container of block "head.additional" and then you can replace your referenceBlock – Ronak Chauhan May 12 at 11:35

YOu can use page.wrapper to show before header tag.

<referenceContainer name="page.wrapper">
      <block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" name="custompage" before="-" template="{Namespace}_{Modulename}::custompage.phtml" />
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  • I would like to know I can replace <referenceContainer name="page.wrapper"> with <referenceBlock name="head.additional">. Please let me know. – CodeForGood May 11 at 20:30

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