How do I add a static CMS block to the customer logout page? I have it somewhat working, but the content of my CMS block shows twice:

  1. I setup a CMS block called logout_message with a bit of html in there.

  2. Added this to my local.xml

    <label>Customer Account Logout Success</label>
    <remove name="right"/>
    <remove name="left"/>
    <reference name="root">
        <action method="setTemplate"><template>page/1column.phtml</template></action>
    <reference name="content">
        <block type="core/template" name="customer_logout" template="customer/logout.phtml">
            <block type="cms/block" name="logout_message" as="logout_message">
                <action method="setBlockId"><block_id>logout_message</block_id></action>

  3. created my template/customer/logout.phtml:

    <div class="small-16 columns panel-fill ">
       <?php echo $this->getChildHtml('logout_message') ?>

As I said the content of the static block shows twice - why? Small update - it actually outputs the content of the entire logout.phtml file, not just the CMS block.

1 Answer 1


You're basically re-inserting a customer_logout block in the content of the page.

Instead, it should be:

<reference name="customer_logout">        
    <block type="cms/block" name="logout_message" as="logout_message">
        <action method="setBlockId"><block_id>logout_message</block_id></action>
  • This does work if I place it in side the content reference - but not on it's own. Where did you get the customer_logout reference from? Trying to "find" this stuff is irritating. Sep 14, 2015 at 15:53
  • It's the "name" of the block you want to add/remove stuff to. If you check page.xml, you will see that all the structural blocks are defined there. So when you do a reference to head or content, you are actually referencing a block. Just like your example. Sep 15, 2015 at 9:34

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