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I want to call my custom app/design/frontend/default/default/template/mytheme/catalog/product/list.phtml file instead of base/default/template/catalog/product/list.phtml

The list.phtml file is same as in base, but i have added some conditions for price.

I have my custom XML file at app/design/frontend/default/default/layout/mycustom.xml

I have used below code in my xml but no luck and is still calling the list.phtml file from base

<catalog_category_default>
            <reference name="content">
                <block type="catalog/product_list" name="product_list" template="catalog/product/list.phtml" />
            </reference>

How can I do this using XML ?

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You cant do that using a XML file. You should configure your theme from Configuration - Design or from System - Configuration - General - Design. Here is a full guide to achieve that.

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  • I am working a custom extension whereby if the extensino is enabled then base/list.phtml will be replaced by my list.phtml
    – Jordan
    Aug 1 '14 at 12:44
  • There is no real need to create an extension, the theming in Magento is flexible enough to have your particular case considered.
    – mbalparda
    Aug 1 '14 at 12:46
  • I want to replace by list.phtml instead of base's. Do I need to put that file under base/default/template/catalog/product/list.phtml ?
    – Jordan
    Aug 1 '14 at 12:47
  • That is one of the bad practices we try to avoid. Any change in the base theme will be overwritten in any Magento update. Use the guide i sent you to achieve this.
    – mbalparda
    Aug 1 '14 at 12:49
  • But I am not using any theme to configure. Its just an extension which replaces list.phtml with my custom code. Do I really have to configure theme for the same ?
    – Jordan
    Aug 1 '14 at 12:56

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