I created a theme in magento 2 and in that theme i created a new page layout.

I can see the page layout in my magento admin dashboard.

So i assigned the page layout to my homepage.

But now my home page is coming blank.

My theme structure:

My theme Code




<theme xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Config/etc/theme.xsd">
     <title>Magestore Simple Theme</title> <!-- your theme's name -->
     <parent>Magento/luma</parent> <!-- the parent theme, in case your theme inherits from an existing theme -->
         <preview_image>media/preview.jpg</preview_image> <!-- the path to your theme's preview image -->


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<page_layouts xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/PageLayout/etc/layouts.xsd" layout="1column">
    <layout id="test">
        <label translate="true">Full Layout</label>

And finally my test.xml (My page layout file)

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<layout xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_layout.xsd">
   <update handle="2columns-left"/>
   <referenceContainer name="page.wrapper">
       <referenceBlock name="breadcrumbs" remove="true"/>
   <referenceContainer name="columns">
       <referenceContainer name="div.sidebar.main" remove="true"/>

Try some other vendor name in registration.php


Create a composer.json like -

 "name": "magento/theme-frontend-yourtheme", //declare your theme
 "description": "N/A",
 "require": {
 "php": "~5.5.0|~5.6.0|~7.0.0",
 "magento/theme-frontend-luma": "100.0.*", //blank is my parent theme here
 "magento/framework": "100.0.*"
 "type": "magento2-theme",
 "version": "100.0.5",
 "license": [
 "autoload": {
 "files": [

I am not sure there is any layouts.xml

You should add default.xml and default_head_blocks.xml in Magento_Theme/layout

Your ideal structure should be like -



For custom layout try creating a module, and place the layouts.xml and test.xml in there.

Check link - https://webkul.com/blog/how-to-create-custom-layout-page/

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  • Tried ,still not working – Akshay Naik Feb 24 at 9:20
  • It will be great if you can share the complete directory structure, what you tried and what is not working. – Gagan Feb 24 at 9:43
  • My themes public repo : github.com/akshaynaiksjinnovation/Theme – Akshay Naik Feb 24 at 10:05
  • I have update my answer, with new reference link. You can try creating a module and add layout to that like reference link. – Gagan Feb 24 at 10:18

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