my config.xml is

<?xml version="1.0"?>
      <SMTP translate="title" module="Adminhtml">
         <title>My plugins</title>
                   <title>Address book</title>


my layout file SMTP.xml which is located at app/design/adminhtml/default/default/layout

and controller file which is located at


class Octane_SMTP_Adminhtml_IndexController extends Mage_Adminhtml_Controller_Action
    public function indexAction()
             echo"show something plz.....";
  1. Dev mode on
  2. cache off
  3. Check whether the XML is loaded: make an error in it, reload, should throw an error
  4. make sure the layout handle is correct -> add


    to your controller

layout file looks good.

Layout handle should be: SMTP_index_index, node of your frontename, name of the controller, name of the action.

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