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I have to add a panel into the frontend's product view page. Originally, I will find the full action name of the product page, which is catalog_product_view in this case, and add a handler which reference to the panel's block later. However, something really strange is happening, as Magento only look for configurable products to add the panel: enter image description here

Not with the simple products:

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Here's the code for that:

$fullActionName = $observer->getEvent()->getFullActionName();
$layout = $observer->getEvent()->getLayout();
$option_wrapper = $layout->getBlock('product.info.options.wrapper');
$handler = '';
if ( $fullActionName == 'catalog_product_view') {
    $handler = 'catalog_product_view_handler';
}
if ($handler)  $layout->getUpdate()->addHandle($handler);

I'm pretty sure my solution is right. How could this happen?

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It should be possible to add custom block to all product pages by creating custom layout handle in your module VendorName/ModuleName/view/frontend/layout/catalog_product_view.xml. Is there any reason why it is not suitable in your case and observer should be used instead?

  • Well I did implement these code in an observer, which is triggered on the event layout_load_before. – Joel Dec 9 '15 at 9:20
  • Have you tried to add new catalog_product_view handle in your module? It is not clear why you need to manipulate with layout manually in observer when the same result can be achieved using standard framework capabilities. – Alex Paliarush Dec 9 '15 at 9:22
  • I usually look for specific events to add blocks into the page, this is what I learned before. I'm quite new to the framework :) – Joel Dec 9 '15 at 9:29
  • By the way, my handler references to the block product.info.options.wrapper and add a new block within it. Is this part of the problem? – Joel Dec 9 '15 at 9:37
  • It may be a problem if this block is not rendered in on simple product page (not sure about this). Try to use product.info instead. – Alex Paliarush Dec 9 '15 at 9:41

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