How can I override phtml, XML and CSS files that are overridden or created in custom theme.

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You can achieve this via creating a new child theme.

like below:

suppose this is your current theme:


Copy your current theme in same directory like below:

Now you have to update your code in theme.xml

It should like:

 * Copyright © 2016 Magento. All rights reserved.
 * See COPYING.txt for license details.
<theme xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Config/etc/theme.xsd">
    <title>Custom child theme</title>

Make sure you have to give your current theme name as a parent in newly created child theme.

  • I already have a custom paid theme, But I want to override theme templates, so if I am going to update it will not affect my changes
    – Yogita
    Commented Jun 29, 2019 at 8:09
  • override theme template using custom module ?? Commented Jun 29, 2019 at 8:11
  • Like you have already one theme like app\design\frontend\your_namespace\your_customtheme\Magento_Catalog\templates\product\list.phtml and you want to override your custom theme template ?
    – Ravi Soni
    Commented Jun 29, 2019 at 8:12
  • @RaviSoni, Yes I already have theme and want to override template of theme and some of things that is override by theme.
    – Yogita
    Commented Jun 29, 2019 at 8:35
  • For that you have to create one child theme. And you can assign your current theme as a parent. That's only way.
    – Ravi Soni
    Commented Jun 29, 2019 at 8:49

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