I am using Ultimo theme for my Magento ( website. How can I merge the Varnish ESI xml with the theme's current local.xml file?

For example for turpentine_esi.xml the header is

    <reference name="header">
        <action method="setEsiOptions">

and in the theme local.xml the header is

        <reference name="header">

        <!-- Mini cart -->
        <block type="checkout/cart_sidebar" name="cart_sidebar" template="checkout/cart/mini.phtml" before="-">
            <action method="addItemRender"><type>simple</type><block>checkout/cart_item_renderer</block><template>checkout/cart/sidebar/default.phtml</template></action>
            <action method="addItemRender"><type>grouped</type><block>checkout/cart_item_renderer_grouped</block><template>checkout/cart/sidebar/default.phtml</template></action>
            <action method="addItemRender"><type>configurable</type><block>checkout/cart_item_renderer_configurable</block><template>checkout/cart/sidebar/default.phtml</template></action>
            <block type="core/text_list" name="cart_sidebar.extra_actions" as="extra_actions" translate="label" module="checkout">
                <label>Shopping Cart Sidebar Extra Actions</label>
            <block type="cms/block" name="block_mini_cart_above_products">
                <action method="setBlockId"><block_id>block_mini_cart_above_products</block_id></action>

  • ?? your header will be hole punched, no matter what local.xml has...
    – user2857
    Commented Aug 7, 2015 at 7:58
  • So haw can I keep the header same and implement esi options? @ADM
    – zeusukdm
    Commented Aug 7, 2015 at 11:34
  • turpentine_esi.xml = varnish cache; local.xml = magento design; what else you need???
    – user2857
    Commented Aug 8, 2015 at 7:24

1 Answer 1


Turpentine will read both your local.xml file as well as turpentine_esi.xml - any local.xml settings will override the default settings in turpentine_esi.xml.

So, if you don't specify anything in local.xml, the policies set in turpentine_esi.xml will be applied to your header. There is no need to "merge" the two files.

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