I want move static block landing in Category. I found code in file


<?php elseif($this->isMixedMode()): ?>
<?php echo $this->getCmsBlockHtml() ?>
<?php echo $this->getProductListHtml() ?>

I tried copy or move <?php echo $this->getCmsBlockHtml() ?> in file 2columns-left.phtml but it does not work.

  • What exactly is not working? Please update your question with errors and what you have tried so far Commented Oct 28, 2015 at 14:28
  • Reviced. I get error if I move all conditional instructions. Commented Oct 28, 2015 at 14:39

2 Answers 2


Add bellow code in file 2columns-left.phtml

<?php if($currentCategory = Mage::registry('current_category')):?>
                <?php echo $this->getLayout()->createBlock('cms/block')->setBlockId($currentCategory->getLandingPage())->toHtml();     
?><?php endif;?>
  • This one works immediately. +1. :)
    – jehzlau
    Commented Aug 6, 2019 at 5:16

The problem is you cannot use those methods outside of the category view.phtml file.

If you want to get a categories static block content outside of this file you can use the following I based this on the answer given here by Rajeev - how to get cms block value from display settings of a category

Create a new template block add the following to your local xml

        <reference name="root">
            <block type="core/template" name="category_static_block" template="page/html/category_static_block.phtml"/>

Add the code below into your block

        if (Mage::registry('current_category')):

            //get current category id
            $categoryId = Mage::registry('current_category')->getId();
            //load current category model
            $category = Mage::getModel('catalog/category')

            $mode = $category->getDisplayMode();
            //display mode = PAGE means, that category has a static block
            if ($mode == 'PAGE' || $mode == 'PRODUCTS_AND_PAGE'):
                //get static block id
                $page = $category->getLandingPage();

                //cms block
                $cms_block = Mage::getModel('cms/block')->load($page);

                //parse template to convert {{fields}}
                //from http://stackoverflow.com/a/5413698/156388
                $helper = Mage::helper('cms');
                $processor = $helper->getPageTemplateProcessor();
                $content = $processor->filter($cms_block->getContent());
                echo $content;


And then echo this block out within your page template file:

<?php echo $this->getChildHtml('category_static_block');?>
  • I copied your code to 2columns-left.phtml and clear cache but it still does not work. Commented Oct 29, 2015 at 8:54
  • Just realised I am using the code above in a core/template block not within a page template. Ill have a look and update my answer
    – Bobadevv
    Commented Oct 29, 2015 at 9:10
  • Ive updated my answer can you try the above and let me know if this works for you
    – Bobadevv
    Commented Oct 29, 2015 at 10:57
  • code in local.xml put middle <config> ? Commented Oct 29, 2015 at 11:59
  • no create a file local.xml and put this within your theme files under app/design/frontend/yourpackage/yourtheme/layout
    – Bobadevv
    Commented Oct 29, 2015 at 12:09

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