Going a bit nuts trying to get my head around this. Debug mode doesn't help me.

I'm trying to add a block just before the </header> on only Product Pages. I've created a phtml file with my content (banner). And I've added the below code to:


<referenceContainer name="root">
        <block class="Smartwave\Porto\Block\Template" name="banner" template="Magento_Catalog::product/view/banner.phtml"/>
<move element="banner" destination="header" after="-"/>

In my head, the above:

  • Loads Block in the root of the page with <referenceContainer name="root">
  • Then moves the Block to the header container: <move element="banner" destination="header"...
  • And puts it at the very bottom: ...after="-"/>

Clearly though, it does not. I've used a ton of trial-and-error with varying results. It either loads in places I don't want or doesn't appear at all.


It appears that </header> is part of header.phtml and so I cannot accomplish what I set out to to do.

However, I'd also be happy with the block loading BETWEEN </Header> and <div class="breadcrumbs">. This seems more achievable having looked closer at the code.

2 Answers 2


I'm not sure whether I was implementing core answers incorrectly or whether the solution was purely specific to the Porto Theme. However, having realised that I couldn't add a block between the Navigational Menu and </header> (because they were hardcoded into one file) - I instead aimed to load the block directly after </header>.

I then implemented this (without the <move... line) which seems to work as expected.

<referenceContainer name="page.wrapper">
    <block class="Smartwave\Porto\Block\Template" name="banner" template="Magento_Catalog::product/view/banner.phtml" after="porto_header"/>

I know what Widgets could serve as a potential solution, but having looked into this, the Widget block loads quite a few divs further down the page. Therefore wasn't close enough. If this wouldn't bother you, then I recommend checking out this article on stackexchange.


To be 100% sure, you want to add new block at the the end of </header>? If yes, maybe should just add this new block at the end of header.container container?

<referenceContainer name="header.container">
    <block class="Smartwave\Porto\Block\Template" name="banner" template="Magento_Catalog::product/view/banner.phtml" before="-"/>
  • I've just tried your solution using both before and after. Unfortunately, the block doesn't load at all.
    – Craig
    Oct 20, 2018 at 19:44
  • hmm, maybe you should add another container? I mean check how it is done in the core vendor/magento/module-theme/view/frontend/layout/default.xml there you have referene to the header.container and before adding a block they add some containers - header.panel.wrapper and header-wrapper which contain blocks with templates
    – Sebastian
    Oct 20, 2018 at 19:51
  • Just looking into this further now. Brain drained after such a long day, so probably gonna pick this back up in the morning. Note: I edited question based on recent findings.
    – Craig
    Oct 20, 2018 at 19:55

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