I'd change the default catalog/product/price.phtml

I've tried already:

<reference name="catalog_product_price_template">
     <action method="addPriceBlockType"><type>simple</type><block>catalog/product_price</block><template>catalog/product/custom-price.phtml</template></action>

but using xdebug I've seen that the addPriceBlockType method is not used for the simple product, so it returns the default template.

where I'm wrong? thank you

  • Can you not copy the price template in to your own theme? It will look there first. – Smartie Sep 9 '15 at 11:20
  • sorry, I was not clear, the template should be replace just for a custom handle product type – Antonio Pedicini Sep 9 '15 at 11:23

My actual solution is to rewrite the class Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_View_Type_Simple

class Store_Core_Block_Catalog_Product_View_Type_Simple extends Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_View_Type_Simple{
    protected $_priceBlockDefaultTemplate = 'catalog/product/custom-price.phtml';

    protected function _getPriceBlockTemplate($productTypeId)
        if (isset($this->_priceBlockTypes[$productTypeId])) {
            if ($this->_priceBlockTypes[$productTypeId]['template'] != '') {
                return $this->_priceBlockTypes[$productTypeId]['template'];
        return $this->_priceBlockDefaultTemplate;

I can now use some logic to choose the correct price template based on product type. However, I'm wondering if there is any other solution just using xml layouts

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