I would like to change the way Magento 2's product page looks for products which are Out of Stock. Basically I want to replace the entire product page with a simple message (and maybe a picture of the product).

In Magento 1, this could be done easily because a single template (catalog/product/view.phtml) rendered the entire product page, and you could simply add some code at the top of that template to check if the product was Out of Stock and display a message instead of the normal product page.

However, in Magento 2, there is no equivalent of catalog/product/view.phtml (that I can see) and the whole product page is rendered via layout XML.

So how can I accomplish this in Magento 2?

1 Answer 1


My suggestion is to use Layout Handle to update the current layout.


<?xml version="1.0"?>

<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:ObjectManager/etc/config.xsd">
    <type name="Magento\Catalog\Helper\Product\View">
        <plugin name="outofstock_layout" type="Vendor\Module\Plugin\Helper\Product\View"/>



namespace Vendor\Module\Plugin\Helper\Product;

use Magento\Catalog\Model\Product;
use Magento\CatalogInventory\Model\Stock\StockItemRepository;
use Magento\Framework\Exception\NoSuchEntityException;
use Magento\Framework\View\Result\Page;

class View
     * @var StockItemRepository
    protected $stockItemRepository;

     * View constructor.
     * @param StockItemRepository $stockItemRepository
    public function __construct(
        StockItemRepository $stockItemRepository
    ) {
        $this->stockItemRepository = $stockItemRepository;

     * @param \Magento\Catalog\Helper\Product\View $subject
     * @param Page $resultPage
     * @param Product $product
     * @param $params
     * @return array
    public function beforeInitProductLayout(\Magento\Catalog\Helper\Product\View $subject ,$resultPage, $product, $params){
        try {
            $productStock = $this->stockItemRepository->get($product->getId());
            if (!$productStock->getIsInStock()) {
        } catch (NoSuchEntityException $noSuchEntityException) {
            // Do no thing

        return [$resultPage, $product, $params];

Here is the new Layout handle for out of stock:


<?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">
        <referenceContainer name="product.info.media" remove="true"/>
        <referenceBlock name="product.info.details" remove="true"/>
        <referenceBlock name="product.info.description" remove="true"/>

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