i created a module in magento 1.9 CE to override list.php, and there was some issue, then i removed all the files for that module (the xml under module and all files under app/local/mycompany/), but the xml file keeps coming back with the following error:

    exception 'Mage_Core_Exception' with message 
'Invalid block type: MyCompany_MyCustomModule' in /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/magento/app/Mage.php:595

there is no MyCustomerModule anymore, but the system keep throwing the exception.

thanks a lot.


I did the following:

added these files:




Then I reload the product category page, no products show (there should be some products). Then i went to the the above directory and deleted all the files.

Every time i try to load the page again, got that exception, but all the files are gone. I am confused.

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  • Clear magento cache and session then try Jul 3, 2015 at 16:59
  • i did try that, but the error still exists, even i completely removed all files and did the cache/session clean up.
    – triston
    Jul 3, 2015 at 17:06
  • Did add any layout file with that module?? Jul 3, 2015 at 17:12
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    Have you install Ames catalogproductlist module? Jul 3, 2015 at 17:35
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    I will look into that once I get home. Thanks again for your help.
    – triston
    Jul 3, 2015 at 17:55

2 Answers 2


If the Magento cache is disabled, there's two things that would cause this.

  • A proxy cache (like Varnish)
  • A opcache with file stat disabled

To fix the former, purge Varnish. To fix the latter, restart the PHP process (NB. file stat should be enabled anyway, the performance difference is negligible)

  • Thanks Ben, I don't really get what you mean. What should I do with your suggestion?
    – triston
    Jul 3, 2015 at 18:27
  • Eek - I'm not really sure how to simplify it much more. Its probably best passing the comments on to your web host - they'll know how to interpret it. Jul 3, 2015 at 18:46
  • thanks, just did. thanks to Meenakshi Sundaram R's troubleshooting as well.
    – triston
    Jul 3, 2015 at 21:08

Clear your cache mechanisms, if files based just wipe var/cache/

  • i did, but it didn't help.
    – triston
    Jul 3, 2015 at 17:06

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