I created a custom Theme for our shop which works pretty fine.

Just one thing is bothering me: I created some words in the footer and want to link them to custom pages which only have static content. For example (just for better understanding) let's assume I created a link in the footer called "FAQ", when you click on it you will be redirected to https://my.shop/faq -> and this is a static page using my custom (let's call it) faq.phtml template.

I only found examples for custom m2 modules (containing routes blocks and controllers) but not for a theme. Also, I don't need functionality there. I simply want to show my static template.

Is there a tutorial or description for this case? I only found how to extend/overwrite available templates, bot not how to create a new one.

Thanks in advance!

2 Answers 2


I think you need to call your faq.phtml file in the FAQ page frontend. You should add the below code in your CMS page configuration and save.

{{block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" template="VendorName_ModuleName::YourTemplateFileLocation.phtml"}} 

You can change the VendorName_ModuleName as Magento_Theme and add your phtml file in that folder.

Forex phtml file page is app/design/frontend/your/theme/Magento_Theme/templates/faq.phtml

And in cms configuration,>> save

 {{block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" template="Magento_Theme::faq.phtml"}} 

Please clear Magento cache and review your changes in the frontend.

Please let me know if you are facing any issues.


  • is there a possibility to achieve this without creating the page in the cms-backend? I would like to do this completely via code
    – Java_Waldi
    Apr 12, 2020 at 12:17
  • Yes, it is possible, you need to create a module, but as you have mentioned in your description you don't want to create a new module, correct? I would suggest, this is the best and simple way to add your phtml file on any cms page.
    – Nits
    Apr 13, 2020 at 10:32
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    yes, I'd like to avoid creating a whole module.
    – Java_Waldi
    Apr 13, 2020 at 17:16
  • Thanks, @Java_Waldi, if you need any help please email me on my email id [email protected]
    – Nits
    Apr 14, 2020 at 8:19

You can achieve this by logging in to your Magento 2 admin backend dashboard, and navigating to Content > Elements > Pages.

Follow reference URL: [Till Step 6: Generate the Page]


Note: Once you done with creating custom faq page just link page to footer.

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