I have one block on the page :

<block type="obishomeaddon/customcategory" name="customcategory"   template="homeaddon/customcategory.phtml">
    <action method="setData"> <name>column_count</name> <value>4</value> </action>
    <action method="setData"> <name>category_id</name> <value>213</value> </action>

Now, I want to have two of these blocks but different category_id. The problem I have is Magento will loop through the XML first, so the last category_id will be set and all the blocks will have the same category_id

Which is a good way to solve this problem?

  • Did you gave your blocks different names? Commented Feb 18, 2013 at 13:39
  • yep, different names - different blocks
    – Sergey
    Commented Feb 18, 2013 at 13:43
  • thanks you guys. This is a stupid question, I didn't notice the name was the same :) Commented Feb 18, 2013 at 15:06
  • Posted as an answer. Commented Feb 19, 2013 at 7:40

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Please make sure your blocks have different names.

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