I have a custom form which I have made and want to display within the magento default theme (for now, until create specific css for it). To do this I have set out to try and understand magento's layouts, I've read this and this as well as a couple of other pages to try and learn the basics before I dive in, but the articles seems really unhelpful (or am I missing some nuggets of quality information?). So I had a look around at the layout files that come with magento to try and learn from them, the goal being, work out what handles I need to use. IVE FAILED, hence this question.
How do I add my form in to a Magento theme?
<handle_form> <block type="core/template" name="the_form" output="toHtml" template="ps/prefcentre/signup.phtml" /> </handle_form>
I realise the above will only render the form but how do I create this file to render a default layout around it.
Ive tried so many different options i've lost track of what ive done. From what I have read I first assumed that the default tags held within other .xml files would cause the basic template to load.
I know once I have got this I will be able to learn how to use the layouts, I'm so stuck on this point.