I am calling a css file from a theme skin folder located at


in a layout block

<block type="page/html_head" name="head" as="head" template="[mylayoutfolder]/html/head.phtml">
    <action method="addCss"><type>css</type><stylesheet>reset.css</stylesheet></action>

This appears in the HTML but incorrectly as

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://ae2015.uk/skin/frontend/[myfolder]/default/css" reset.css />

If I change the < type > to be skin_css then the output is:

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://ae2015.uk/skin/frontend/base/default/skincss" reset.css />

Any clues as to what is going on gang?


It should be:

<action method="addItem"><type>skin_css</type><name>css/reset.css</name><params/><if/></action>


<action method="addCss"><name>css/reset.css</name><params/</action>

The second is basically a shorter version of the first one. Open app/code/core/Mage/Page/Block/Html/Head.php if you want some reference.

  • DOH! thanks Mayers. I had it a few lines further down: <action method="addItem"><type>skin_css</type><name>css/styles-ie.css</name> <params></params> <if>lt IE 8</if> </action> ....what a clutz :) Sep 4 '15 at 15:03
  • We all have our moments, glad I helped ;) Sep 4 '15 at 15:09
  • Yer some frantic ctrl-c ctrl-v before going on holiday...come back and find it's all broken :) Sep 4 '15 at 15:19

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