It seems to be impossible to override the template vendor\magento\module-checkout\view\frontend\templates\cart\item\renderer\actions\edit.phtml from your own module e.g. by using layout updates.

(The template shows the edit button near quote items in the cart)


Magento 2.3.5-p2

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Create own module (In my case: Company_Configurator)

  2. Create Template file: app\code\Company\Configurator\view\frontend\templates\cart\item\renderer\actions\edit.phtml and change content.

  3. Create layout update file app\code\Company\Configurator\view\frontend\layout\checkout_cart_item_renderers.xml with following content:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
 * Copyright © Magento, Inc. All rights reserved.
 * See COPYING.txt for license details.
<page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
        <referenceBlock name="checkout.cart.item.renderers.simple.actions.edit">
                <argument name="template" xsi:type="string">Company_Configurator::cart/item/renderer/actions/edit.phtml</argument>

Attempt 2:

I even tried to extend the block class, override it with dependency injection and then set the template:


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:ObjectManager/etc/config.xsd">
    <preference for="Magento\Checkout\Block\Cart\Item\Renderer\Actions\Edit"
                type="Company\Configurator\Block\Cart\Item\Renderer\Actions\Edit" />


namespace Company\Configurator\Block\Cart\Item\Renderer\Actions;

class Edit extends \Magento\Checkout\Block\Cart\Item\Renderer\Actions\Edit
    protected $_template = 'Company_Configurator::cart/item/renderer/actions/edit.phtml';

    function __construct(\Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template\Context $context, array $data = [])
        parent::__construct($context, $data);



Expected result:

Template should get changed to own template.

Actual result:

Old template is still loading.

Please Help


1 Answer 1


You can set template directly on <referenceBlock> in layout xml like this:


<?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">
    <referenceBlock name="checkout.cart.item.renderers.simple.actions.edit" template="Company_Configurator::cart/item/renderer/actions/edit.phtml" />

Tested on Magento 2.3.5-p2

Another way to achieve this is to use <action method="setTemplate"> it is deprecated but has been for quite some time now and it's still used by Magento core code at various places.

You can also check this for additional info: Magento 2: Changing a Block's Template

  • I tried both methods, but none of them works.
    – Black
    Aug 10, 2020 at 8:48
  • What product type do you have in cart? This example is for simple only. Aug 10, 2020 at 8:58
  • How do you know that it is only for simple products? The layout file is called checkout_cart_item_renderers.xml. We are using a custom product type named company_configurator
    – Black
    Aug 10, 2020 at 9:12
  • 1
    Because of checkout.cart.item.renderers.simple.actions.edit block name and because you have those for each product type within magento, so configurable, bundle, virtual, grouped all exist. Aug 10, 2020 at 9:12
  • I see, thank you for the hint. We are using a custom product type though, which is called company_configurator
    – Black
    Aug 10, 2020 at 9:12

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