I have modified


what is the quick process to overwrite the page?thanks

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    Not sure what are you asking.
    – user487772
    Sep 10, 2013 at 10:40
  • You want to have a second directory next to the adminhtml/default/default directory, Something like adminhtml/default/custom/ ? Sep 10, 2013 at 10:52
  • yes @SanderMangel actually i have modified above link of the page. is it necessary to overwrite it? Sep 10, 2013 at 10:58

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To add a second templating directory to the adminhtml, for example: app/design/adminhtml/default/custom/ you'll have to modify the following file app/code/core/Mage/Adminhtml/Block/Template.php

add the following __construct method

public function __construct()

This will set the custom directory as primary templating directory and default as fallback

Of course it's better to overwrite it from your own extension. Create a class that extends the Mage_Adminhtml_Block_Template class with just that constructor and add the following to your config.xml

                <!-- allow for extra layer of adminhtml templating -->
  • Create a class or module? Sep 10, 2013 at 11:22
  • it's a block class that you're creating in your own extension Sep 10, 2013 at 11:22
  • to extend Mage_Adminhtml_Block_Template class i have to create one module. right? and config file i have to write your code which u have written above. Sep 10, 2013 at 11:28
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    Yes that is correct. Either that or modify the core class but writing your own module or extension is prefered Sep 10, 2013 at 11:29

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