I have created a custom module in Magento 2.1.3 and its layout file is located in


but the system loads the layout from


instead of my custom layout file.

How can I override this vendor layout file with my custom layout file?

My customer_account_create.xml file is

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" layout="1column" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
        <referenceBlock name="customer_form_register">
            <argument name="template" xsi:type="string">RP_Testmodule::form/register.phtml</argument>

but the module does not take this layout.

I have created the resister.phtml and it is located in


My register.phtml file is


My module.xml file is


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
    <module name="RP_Testmodule" setup_version="1.0.0">
            <module name="Magento_Customer" />

My di.xml file is


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"

My registration.php file is




These commands are executed successfully

php bin/magento setup:upgrade

php bin/magento setup:di:compile

php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

php bin/magento cache:clean

php bin/magento cache:flush

But all after that, still it's not working.

Thanks in advance

2 Answers 2


Try this:

    <referenceBlock name="customer_form_register">
        <action method="setTemplate">
            <argument name="template" xsi:type="string">RP_Testmodule::form/register.phtml</argument>

This is working for me.

  • Negative, still it's not working.
    – Kunal Ray
    Jun 6, 2018 at 8:08
  • have you flushed cache after update it?
    – kunj
    Jun 6, 2018 at 8:13
  • Flush, clean, di:compile all tried
    – Kunal Ray
    Jun 6, 2018 at 9:26
  • Is there another modules who overriding same file?
    – kunj
    Jun 6, 2018 at 9:29
  • No, it's a fresh Magento setup
    – Kunal Ray
    Jun 6, 2018 at 9:31

Change to your template with:

<referenceBlock name="customer_form_register" template="Vendor_Modulename::filename.phtml"/>
  • It's also not working.
    – Kunal Ray
    Jun 6, 2018 at 9:30

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