I'm brand new to Magento and am having trouble getting my config.xml file to load my layout file for the url: "localhost/index.php/moduleone/index/index". Can somebody help me figure out what I'm missing?


                    <file>moduleone.xml</file> <!-- Our layout file name-->


<?xml version="1.0"?>
    <layout version="0.1.0">
        <reference name="content">
            <block type="moduleone/moduleone" name="moduleone" template="moduleone/moduleone.phtml" />
  • Are you sure this is correct? /app/design/frontend/default/layout/moduleone.xml:, is it missing a base folder? or am I mistaken? – Tim Hallman May 20 '15 at 4:41
  • Sorry Tim, the base folder is actually named "magento"... I'll edit the question to clarity. – Vee May 20 '15 at 4:46
  • There is still the package missing, i.e. /magento/app/design/frontend/base/default/layout/moduleone.xml – zigojacko May 20 '15 at 7:45

First of all,your template file location is working.

It should be


or app\design\frontend\base\default\layout

As per magento Design fallback logic

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  • Thanks, Amit. Looks like the tutorial I was following was using version of Magento that used the path app/design/frontend/default/default for templates and layouts. Towards the end, the author mentions to use the path you mentioned in your answer. I wish he had made that point more obvious! – Vee May 20 '15 at 20:39
  • In case it'll help anybody else, I posted a full example of a solution that renders a template and block: stackoverflow.com/questions/30340402/… – Vee May 28 '15 at 3:09

I always avoid Camel casing in Package and Module Name.

            <moduleone module="Test_ModuleOne">

And Place you moduleone.xml at app\design\frontend\base\default\layout\moduleone.xml

I hope this will help you out. Good Luck :)

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  • Thanks, Robin. I'll have to try your solution sometime. I went with Amit's solution below because that seemed to be along the lines of this tutorial that I've been following. – Vee May 20 '15 at 20:40

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