I am creating custom extension in my magento site. In this extension i need to add my own code while selecting Bank Transfer Payment method.

So basically I need to override payment/methods.phtml.

Magento File Full Path : app/design/frontend/base/default/template/checkout/onepage/payment/methods.phtml

I have created same file in my custom directory.

My custom module full path:


  • market is my module directory name

My xml path resides at :


Code wriitten in xml to override:

         <reference name="checkout.onepage.paymentmethods">
            <action method="setTemplate">

I think reference name is wrong. Please someone help which reference name should I use to override payment/methods.phtml. :)

  • Did you add layout updates from my_market.xml to your module config.xml? Feb 2, 2016 at 7:04
  • Yes. I have successfully overridden some other templates from the front side like account,sidebar,payment review etc. which are from same xml file.
    – Mansi Raja
    Feb 2, 2016 at 7:09
  • I think it a bad idea to change the template to add a custom payment method. Do you try to add it by JavaScript? I think I can try to implement some example in free time. Feb 2, 2016 at 7:19
  • I want to override because I want to put my own method on the click of bank transfer checkout checkbox <input type="radio" class="radio" onclick="payment.switchMethod('banktransfer')" title="Bank Transfer Payment" name="payment[method]" value="banktransfer" id="p_method_banktransfer">
    – Mansi Raja
    Feb 2, 2016 at 7:29
  • Yes. I ll use jquery if i dont find solution of the above issue. payment.phtml has successfully overridden so i think payment/mehods.phtml should also override with some basic xml settings
    – Mansi Raja
    Feb 2, 2016 at 7:34

1 Answer 1


You SHould use below code to override methods.phtml

        <remove name="right"/>
        <remove name="left"/>

        <block type="checkout/onepage_payment_methods" name="root" output="toHtml" template="codverify/methods.phtml">
            <action method="setMethodFormTemplate"><method>purchaseorder</method><template>payment/form/purchaseorder.phtml</template></action>

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