I want to change out the footer and header for a minimized version but only on a certain CMS Page.

Is it possible to do this with the layout XML input field to remove the header/footer and add static blocks in their places?

I do not have access to Magento files.

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Not sure what theme you are using and may need to find out what your block names are but this should do the trick

<reference name="before_body_end">
    <block type="cms/block" name="custom_footer">
        <action method="setBlockId">
<reference name="footer">
        <remove name="footer_links" />
        <remove name="footer_links2" />
  • Thanks for your answer, Dava. We're using a modified version of rwd. How can I get ahold of the block names without having access to the source files? Commented Apr 23, 2019 at 12:54
  • But inserting content works fine, so I guess if everything else fails, I could hide the old footer with CSS. What is the reference to add something in front of the header, though? Commented Apr 23, 2019 at 13:06
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    @NoahWetjen the reference for that is after_body_start Commented Apr 23, 2019 at 13:30
  • after_body_start doesn't work for me. I'm using the same code, just changed _end to _start. Commented Apr 23, 2019 at 14:01
  • @NoahWetjen that could mean its been removed as that works fine on my version of RWD Commented Apr 24, 2019 at 15:24

To remove header & footer : 1: Update design with empty layout 2: add particular static block on cms by following way add below live in page content:

{{block type="cms/block" block_id="static-block-to-use-in-cms-page"}}

Let me know if you still have an issue in it

  • @noah-wetjen its perfect fit for your issue let me know if its not working. Commented Apr 28, 2019 at 5:47

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