There may be situation when you are developing a Project, you may need to call a custome phtml file in

  • another phtml file
  • cms page
  • cms block (static block)
  • xml layout

How to do it ?

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For the Example purpose we use below custom file, we want to include


Calling in phtml file

<?php include ($block->getTemplateFile('Magento_Theme::extra/test-view.phtml')); ?>

or alternatively

<?php echo $this->getLayout()->createBlock("Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template")->setTemplate("Magento_Theme::extra/test-view.phtml")->toHtml();?>

Calling in CMS page and block

Calling in CMS page and block is exactly same

{{block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" name="test_view" template="Magento_Theme::extra/test-view.phtml"}}

Calling in XML layout

<block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" name="test_view" template="Magento_Theme::extra/test-view.phtml"/>
  • +1 Thank you. Very helpful. I tried to add a phtml in my custom theme and called it from Admin CMS block and it works fine. I had to change vars like {{media url=""}} to php variables because the get outputted as they are without getting parsed. PHP variables work fine to get the media path, but is there a standard way to use {{media url=...}} in phtml? Commented May 8, 2019 at 14:44

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