A Magento installation that I'm working on has the EM Quickshop module. In their layout/em_quickshop.xml file they have:

    <update handle="catalog_product_view"/> 


In <quickshop_index_view_FINAL> they <remove /> blocks that we want to keep. Probably just because "final" is such a common word, I'm having a hard time finding anything out about this. But what it seems is that my_handle get's loaded, and then my_handle_FINAL gets loaded, and nothing can come after that.

Therefore, the only way that I can see to un-remove the blocks that they are removing, is to edit their file directly. Is that correct?

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Since they remove the blocks, it is indeed not really possible to solve this issue without copying the layout/em_quickshop.xml to your theme and change it there. There are some options though:

  1. If you use the extension Layout_Unremove by Alan Storm, you could unremove the blocks in your theme's local.xml with something like that:

    <x-unremove name="product.attributes"/>
  2. You could re-define the blocks in your theme's local.xml like that:

        <reference name="content">
            <block type="catalog/product_view_description" name="my.product.description" as="my.description" template="catalog/product/view/description.phtml">
                <action method="addToParentGroup"><group>detailed_info</group></action>

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