I am going a little mad trying to figure out why the product page for my site is pointing to frontend/base/default/template/page/column.phtml which does not exist. Any help here will be greatly appreciated.
I'm not sure what do you mean by 'blank'. No header, footer, nothing?
Anyhow, this is true, no such template file should be in
base/default and if this is true, it is perfectly normal to get blank page.
I think the question you need to ask is: Where is this template defined to be your product page template?
I can't be sure, but most likely you have a file called
local.xml in your
In there search for the template name
column.phtml I think what you want, is to have
1column layout. Then you just have small typo. You need to have '1' in front of 'column'. Correct would be following:
<catalog_product_view> <reference name="root"> <action method="setTemplate"><template>page/1column.phtml</template></action> </reference> </catalog_product_view>
p.s. Here is a nice module for debug'ing magento ;)