I am new to Magento 2 and theming and I'm having trouble overriding a particular template. I am running in developer mode.

I have successfully installed my theme and applied it globally in the admin, using Luma as a parent.

<vender> = SampleStore
<theme> = sampletheme

I can tell it is working because I have added _theme.less to <vender>/<theme>/web/css/source and changed the background color of the body to red, which after a cache clear is reflected on the store in my browser.

My issue is when I try to override a template not just a style change my changes are ignored and the parent Luma template is served.

I am trying to add some text after QTY on the product page, just as a test.

I went into vender/magento/ and copied module-catalog and all it's sub folders (as that is where the template for this particular change is) and paste them in my own vendor directory (not inside the <theme> directory, but right inside <vender>): <vender>/**module-catalog**

I deleted all the folders I didn't need, leaving me with view/frontend/templates/*all files*

Have I misunderstood where to place this module-catalog folder, have I missed out a step or something else? Why is my new template ignored and Luma being used?

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I am using this guide. Specifically this section:

Template customization walkthrough

To customize or override a template:

  1. Locate the template which is associated with the page or block you want to change, using template hints in developer tools. For example, these would be located at: app/design/<vendor_name>/<module_name>/view/frontend/templates/
  2. Copy the template to your theme folder according to the template storing convention.
  3. Make the required changes.
  • Have you done setup:static-content:deploy and cache:flush command after all ? – Nikunj Vadariya Jun 27 '18 at 12:03
  • @NikunjVadariya I am in developer mode so not required, thanks though. I will add that to my main post for clarity (I have cleared cache and deleted /generated) – GoldenGonaz Jun 27 '18 at 12:09
  • I have added my answer for your fixe, Check and let me know if still any issue – Nikunj Vadariya Jun 27 '18 at 12:16

You need to change your path with below the structure.


It will work.

  • This worked great, it is now using my template :) However I have a new issue, the style has gone missing on the page. Does this mean when a template is overridden, the css alone will not default back to Luma? I must also override the css? – GoldenGonaz Jun 27 '18 at 13:00
  • @GoldenGonaz follow the magento guide: devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.2/frontend-dev-guide/themes/… – Nikunj Vadariya Jun 27 '18 at 13:05
  • Thanks, this is what I was looking at but wasn't able to find an answer. I will take another look :) – GoldenGonaz Jun 27 '18 at 13:07
  • Incase anyone else reads this with the style loss issue. The reason was I had created web/css/source/_theme.less to change the body background color. This was for some reason losing all the styles from the whole site. Once I removed this file, the styles reappeared globally. I will need to write new styles but I assume (I don't know for sure) that I will extended them instead. – GoldenGonaz Jun 27 '18 at 16:16

Suppose you want to override below file :


This file can be overriden in theme by copying the file to below location :


Note: view folder shouldn't be there as we are defining area in starting(app/design/frotnend)

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