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having some products with a customised design using a child product view template, can I use the skin folder of the parent one? Here is my scenario in System->configuration->design:

Current Package Name > Default

Default > customised_theme

Here is the scenario in Product > Design Custom Design > customised_theme_child (i've just duplicated the directory structure and copied the file template/catalog/product/view.phtml)

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It depends on how you set up the fallback Let's say you have this scenario

  • base
    • default
  • your custom theme
    • default < holds the default layout of your shop
    • product one template < holds product specific layout
    • product two template < holds product specific layout

Under System > Config > Design > Package your Current Package Name should be the name of your custom theme.

With above settings it should fall back in the right way for you to use the parents skin directory

  • I added my current scenario, can u help me more? thanks – Antonio Pedicini Dec 2 '14 at 13:11
  • Hi Antonio, with your current set up I don't think it will work. Therefor I would advise you to use above setup described in my answer – Sander Mangel Dec 2 '14 at 13:12
  • I think I can't specify the custom theme as current package, because it was developed as variation of the default template. What about if I copy the skin/custom_theme folder under skin/default? – Antonio Pedicini Dec 2 '14 at 13:18
  • It would work if you use the default/default directory for your skin. Magento falls back to that – Sander Mangel Dec 2 '14 at 13:23

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