Update Layout XML from backend

0.2.0 2014-09-26 21:38 UTC

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Last update: 2021-09-18 01:39:52 UTC



This module allows advanced users (with some Magento knowledge) to add layout xml via records in the Magento backend.

Author: Manish Jain


Please remember using the --recursive parameter while cloning:

git clone --recursive Aoe_LayoutManager

The module comes with a modman configuration file.


Modify layout without deploying code (e.g. for temporary hotfixes, or when developer with no Magento access need to add something like Javascript for a new service) Modify layout for a given time span

How it works

Install the module, and clear the cache. Once AOE Layout Manager module will be installed, menu will be appear in Admin -> System -> AOE Layout Manager. Click on AOE Layout Menu to add layout xml


<reference name="head">
    <block type="core/text" name="helloworld">
        <action method="setText"><text><![CDATA[<script type="text/javascript">alert('Hello World')</script>]]></text></action>

Debug helper

These blocks help you to find out about the layout handles used on a given page (use handle "default" to enable the helper on every page while debugging):

Add this snippet (using Aoe_LayoutManager) to show all handles in use on a given page added to as HTML comment to the head block:

<reference name="head">
    <block type="aoe_layoutManager/layoutHandles" name="aoe_layout_manager.debug" />

Or as a visible list to the content area:

<reference name="content">
    <block type="aoe_layoutManager/layoutHandles" name="aoe_layout_manager.debug">
        <action method="setIsVisible"><param>1</param></action>