I would like to map one specific category to a different phtml file in my theme. Hoping to do this without creating a sub-theme for just one file.

ALMOST have it... but need some help:

I put the following into Category > Custom Design > Custom Layout Update

<reference name="content">
     <block type="catalog/category_view" name="category.products" template="catalog/category/view_madeby.phtml" /> 

This works, but it's outputting the contents of view_madeby.phtml twice when I view the category. Do you know why this is happening?

1 Answer 1


"Category.products" block is outputting twice, because you are adding it second time. Instead it just change block template:

<reference name="category.products">
    <action method="setTemplate">

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