I want to add new phtml file to existed phtml file. It is working fine, but I want to know reference block and class names.

My code in layout file

    <page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
   <block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" template="Magento_Test::test.phtml"/>
In layout file, Here I need to add reference block/container or no need?

Existed code phtml file is

<?php echo $this->getLayout()->createBlock("Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template")->setTemplate("Magento_Test::test.phtml")->toHtml();?>

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Layout Method

If you want to added another phtml file using the layout, then you need to give name to your block like this one :

<page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
   <block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" name="mytestblock" as="mytestblock" template="Magento_Test::test.phtml"/>

then you can use like refrenceBlock="mytestblock" to call another phtml using layout.

Direct Method

You want to call phtml into another phtml then you can use this code.

<?php echo $this->getLayout()->createBlock("Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template")->setTemplate("Magento_Test::newtest.phtml")->toHtml();?>
  • so existed block name i need to add in layout file like <referenceBlock name="existed block name"> <block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" template="Magento_Test::test.phtml"/> </referenceBlock>
    – User0434
    Nov 19, 2021 at 9:54
  • yes, you can use like that. Nov 19, 2021 at 10:00
  • If answer help, please upvote and accept as solution, so it will help other in community. Nov 19, 2021 at 10:16
  • sure, then i will give class name also existed name like this <block class="Magento\Test\Block\Testname" intstead of <block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template"
    – User0434
    Nov 19, 2021 at 10:53

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