i am trying to create a new product detail page for only quick view section, rest of functionality i have completed and my final URL of product is like


I have added this functionality as a new module. most of things are working fine but few blocks are not loading because of those blocks are define in .xml file only for this <catalog_product_view> page.

i wonder is there any option in magento layout files that i can create above type of tag and import blocks into my new product view phtml file.

My Class name is: ProductQuickView_Block_Product

Template file is coming from /template/quick-view/product.phtml

i tried other method like this:

<?php echo $layout->createBlock('catalog/product_view_media')->setTemplate('catalog/product/view/media.phtml')->toHtml(); ?>

and its working fine but i don't think so its a clean way to do rest of stuff...i will appreciate if anyone can help me to do this in layout way.

  • Hi, there is something unclear for me : where and how did you define the block which has the template template/quick-view/product.phtml ? I mean, did you declare it in a xml layout with something like <block type="product_quick_view/product" name="whatever-you-want" template="/template/quick-view/product.phtml"/> ? Commented Mar 5, 2018 at 20:50

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if you want to modify the design of a page with the url


you should use the handle <product_quick_view_product_quickview>. (because an handle is always like <router_controller_action>).

So, if you want to add a block of type product_quick_view/product (I supposed here that the alias of your block type is product_quick_view), you should write something like :

     <reference name="content">
         <block type="product_quick_view/product" name="product.quick.view.product" template="template/quick-view/product.phtml"/>

And if you want to add child called product.quick.view.product.child1, you should write :

     <reference name="content">
         <block type="product_quick_view/product" name="product.quick.view.product" template="template/quick-view/product.phtml">
            <block type="catalog/product_view_media" name="product.quick.view.product.child1"  template="catalog/product/view/media.phtml"/>

To display the child, you will have to write

`echo $this->getChildHtml('product.quick.view.product.child1');` 

in the template/quick-view/product.phtml template.

Hope it helps.

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