Magento 2.2.7

I've placed my version of Wishlist list.phtml in my template directory at


However, this is not being used. Template hints shows its calling the default Magento Block & templates, vis



If I use a layout file to declare my my phtml file then I get an error about data not being available;

    <page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
    <referenceBlock name="customer.wishlist" >
        <action method="setTemplate">
            <argument name="template" xsi:type="string">Magento_Wishlist::item/list.phtml</argument>

Do I have to declare my own module to override Magento's Wishlist?

  • 1
    you don't need to override layout,if you overriding default magento theme file in your custom theme then it should automatically reflect Apr 11, 2019 at 14:42
  • please do compile, upgrade, deploy and clear cache in this order,may be it will work Apr 11, 2019 at 14:43
  • As per as, my idea your reference name is wrong .it should be customer.wishlist.items instead of ``customer.wishlist` <?xml version="1.0"?> <page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd"> <referenceBlock name="customer.wishlist" template="YourTemplatefile" /> </page>
    – Amit Bera
    Apr 11, 2019 at 14:48

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The reason your template is not being used is becasue your path is incorrect, you are specifying template not templates if you change this your overwrite should work fine

  • Sometimes it's the simplest oversights! Thanks for your help here.
    – Freshwebs
    Apr 18, 2019 at 9:56
  • @Freshwebs glad your issue is resolved Apr 18, 2019 at 9:57
  • This is one of the minor annoyances re: Magento. We have layout, which can contain multiple files, & templates, which might contain a single file. Shouldn't they all be plural??
    – Freshwebs
    Apr 18, 2019 at 9:58

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