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I need to create a custom page to the homepage of my ecommerce. In it, I will insert static blocks and html content.

Can anyone tell me what to do to create a PHTML or XML template and call it on the homepage?

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Be default a CMS page (url key home) is displayed. It has a WYSIWYG editor you can use and a tab where you can add Layout XML.

Optionally you add a local.xml to your template and add the handle cms_index_index to add content via layout XML.

The phtml files you might want to include can be put in the template directory with the other template files, you could make a directory home or something like that to put them together

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Additionally you can call a template file from within your CMS page

{{block type="core/template" template="custom/homepage.phtml"}}

Where custom/homepage.phtml is in app/design/frontend/[your design package]/[your theme]/template/custom/homepage.phtml.

From within that template you can call static blocks with

<?php echo $this->getLayout()->createBlock('cms/block')->setBlockId('your_static_block_id')->toHtml() ?>

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