I want to create the custom header in Magento 1.9. I attached the screenshot of the header like this

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I have tried the following code. I have created the static block and static block calling in the header.phtml file

     <?php echo $this->getLayout()->createBlock('cms/block')->setBlockId('custom_block_id')->toHtml() ?>

but this code is not working .please suggest me

I have added this original header not working. Menu and logo not displaying.

     <!--- custom header---->    
  <reference name="header">
      <block type="page/header" name="header">
         <action method="setTemplate"><template>page/html/customheader.phtml</template></action> 
        <!--- original header---->
         <reference name="header">
        <!-- Search box wrapper -->
        <block type="page/html_header" name="search_wrapper" template="page/html/search_wrapper.phtml">
            <action method="insert">

  • Did you get any solution ?
    – Pawan
    Aug 7, 2018 at 3:34

2 Answers 2

  1. Add the code bellow in : app/design/frontend/{yourpackage}/{yourtheme}/layout/local.xml

    <reference name="header">
        <block type="{block}/{type}" name="custom.header" template="page/html/custom-header.phtml" before="-"/>
  2. Create your custom header in : app/design/frontend/{yourpackage}/{yourtheme}/template/page/html/custom-header.phtml

  3. Add <?php echo $this->getChildHtml('custom.header'); ?> in app/design/frontend/{yourpackage}/{yourtheme}/template/page/html/header.phtml

    Info : in <block type="{block}/{type}" if you haven't a custom block for your phtml, please put : <block type="core/template" ...

    before="-" to place it at the top of the header container.


For a Static block:

in local.xml

<reference name="header">
    <block type="cms/block" name="custom.header">
        <action method="setBlockId"><block_id>block-id-here</block_id></action>

Then : app/design/frontend/{yourpackage}/{yourtheme}/template/page/html/header.phtml

Add this : <?php echo $this->getChildHtml('custom.header'); ?>

  • @pirnce i have created static block then how can write ?
    – pramod24
    Aug 7, 2018 at 12:59
  • Please Look my update
    – PЯINCƎ
    Aug 7, 2018 at 13:05
  • Hi prince i have updated local.xml and custom-header.phtml in above theme folder but it's not working
    – pramod24
    Aug 7, 2018 at 13:24
  • Clean the cache, and check well the id of your custom block <block_id>block-id-here</block_id> block-id-here you replace it by the id of your static block
    – PЯINCƎ
    Aug 7, 2018 at 13:32
  • first i have created custom-header.phtml and In that phtml file added div content and that phtml file called in local.xml file using <block type="core/template"
    – pramod24
    Aug 7, 2018 at 13:37

Try to add this code in your xml :

<reference name="header">
    <block type="core/template" name="customheader" template="customheader.phtml"/>

And write your custom code in customheader.phtml file.

It may be helpful for you.

  • i have added custom header but original header content not working. my menu and logo not display.
    – pramod24
    Aug 7, 2018 at 6:01

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