I'm trying to use the local.xml file to change the default template for my entire theme. I found this question but it's not working for me: How do I set a Magento page's template to the 2-column layout?
I am able to add a custom css file to the head of the page, so it seems that my local.xml is located in the correct place. app/design/frontend/mypackage/default/layout/local.xml
Here is my local.xml:
<?xml version="1.0"?> <layout> <default> <reference name="head"> <action method="addCss"><stylesheet>css/this_style_sheet_is_working.css></stylesheet></action> </reference> <reference name="root"> <action method="setTemplate"> <template>page/custom.phtml</template> </action> </reference> </default> </layout>
How can I change the default template? Why is my local.xml able to load css but not change the layout file?