Calling the static block from phtml files – Magento 1x

I know for beginners calling the static blocks into your phtml template file could be intimidating. But don’t worry this tutorial makes you easy but appropriate steps. I hope you already downloaded and install the magento and working on your project.

Step 1:

Login into the admin panel and hover over the cms nav and click on the static blocks

Step 2:

After that you will see the static block manage page, click on the add new block button and enter

Block Title: Enter the block name. For example Homepage Advertisement

Identifier: Enter the block identifier. For example homepage_advertisement. The identifier is one which will be used to call in the phtml file.

Store View: Select the appropriate store to display that block

Status: Select enabled

Content: Enter the content

Step 3:

Go to the template folder (app > design > frontend > themename > default > template > page > 1column.phtml). Use another .phtml file if you want to implement that static block. For this tutorial, I am using 1column.phtml. And use this code

echo $this->getLayout()->createBlock('cms/block')->setBlockId('block_indentifier')->toHtml(); 

echo $this->getLayout()->createBlock('cms/block')->setBlockId('homepage_advertisement')->toHtml(); 

The homepage_advertisement static block was created in step 2. After you have saved the file, please don’t forget to clear the cache.

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