I have upgraded to version 2.2.4 from 2.2.3 now I'm getting error when try to save theme seting

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  • I'm getting the same; no idea what that means. Commented May 6, 2018 at 8:13
  • Me too, it must be a bug, also I noticed that my product meta titles are gone in simple products and breadcrumbs are gone too also the back button text has changed. Commented May 10, 2018 at 11:11

4 Answers 4


This is a re-owned issue of Magento 2.2.4 C.E.

Magento has been fixed by Daniel Ruf at https://github.com/magento/magento2/commit/7019a0a1392095185505ff3ca7b97dd3e9cb4ef2 at PR #15137 and already merge at 2.2-develop branch

You need to modify the code of Magento\Email\Model\AbstractTemplate setForcedArea method and Replace that method code using below one.

public function setForcedArea($templateId)
    if (!isset($this->area)) {
        $this->area = $this->emailConfig->getTemplateArea($templateId);
    return $this;

And it will be released on coming any version.Still is not fixed 2.2.5

  • It is not released in 2.2.5. I am getting same error in CE 2.2.5. Can you please help me to override this file ?
    – MGento
    Commented Jun 29, 2018 at 6:41
  • The above fix is not working for me in version 2.2.5. is there any other solution to solve this? Commented Jul 4, 2018 at 7:02

It's thrown by this function in file vendor/magento/module-email/Model/AbstractTemplate.php on line 570.

Note I have commented out the error throwing part - which allows me to change the theme with what seems to be no ill effects. You could probably get the same results.

 * Store the area associated with a template so that it will be returned by getDesignConfig and getDesignParams
 * @param string $templateId
 * @return $this
 * @throws \Magento\Framework\Exception\MailException
public function setForcedArea($templateId)
    #if ($this->area) {
    #    throw new \LogicException(__('Area is already set'));
    $this->area = $this->emailConfig->getTemplateArea($templateId);
    return $this;

  • Can you help me overriding vendor/magento/module-email/Model/AbstractTemplate.php? Commented May 28, 2018 at 9:44
  • Your solution is working great if I make changes in the vendor file, but since the class is an abstract class, I am not able to override it. Commented May 28, 2018 at 9:45
  • @MohitKumarArora How did you override it ? I have tried to override it using the plugin way, but not working for me. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    – MGento
    Commented Jun 29, 2018 at 6:38
  • 1
    @MGento, please try this github.com/pfortin-expertime/MageFix-Misc Commented Jun 29, 2018 at 6:52
  • @MGento, Can you post a question for this and upvote my answer there? Commented Jun 29, 2018 at 10:35

I have overridden this function using a plugin. Please find my answer here https://magento.stackexchange.com/a/232745/48571


Don't need plugin. Just apply patch.

composer require cweagans/composer-patches
mkdir ./patches         
mkdir ./patches/composer


diff --git a/vendor/magento/module-email/Model/AbstractTemplate.php b/vendor/magento/module-email/Model/AbstractTemplate.php
index fa9d280..ecd6502 100644
--- a/vendor/magento/module-email/Model/AbstractTemplate.php
+++ b/vendor/magento/module-email/Model/AbstractTemplate.php
@@ -534,10 +534,10 @@ abstract class AbstractTemplate extends AbstractModel implements TemplateTypesIn
     public function setForcedArea($templateId)
-        if ($this->area) {
-            throw new \LogicException(__('Area is already set'));
+        if ($this->area === null) {
+            $this->area = $this->emailConfig->getTemplateArea($templateId);
-        $this->area = $this->emailConfig->getTemplateArea($templateId);
         return $this;


"extra": {
        "magento-force": "override",
        "composer-exit-on-patch-failure": true,
        "patches": {
            "magento/module-email": {
                "Design Area code error": "patches/composer/area.patch"

Run composer install

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