Earlier on, I asked this question: Loading a custom block into Magento but I still couldn't work out what was wrong.

I've just now noticed that if I add:

<block type="interested/interested" name="interested" as="interested" template="interested/interested.phtml">

to my catalog.xml file and inside my product view.phtml:

<?php echo $this->getChildHtml('interested');?>

I now see my extension working as it should, so the question is, why isn't it possible to load my extension into the home page via CMS using:

{{block type="interested/interested" name="interested" as="interested" template="interested/interested.phtml"}}

Does the CMS have restrictions on loading custom extensions or is there more that I have to specify in my core/local files?



  • Not sure if it'll help but have you tried removing name="interested" as="interested"? Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 16:15
  • Might also help if you can share the code from the block file. Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 16:20

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As of the latest security patch as of this writing, you need to whitelist this Block for use in the cms in System > Permissions > Blocks. Adding it in the table there should allow you to use it in cms

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