There is often a need to create a new position in Magento apart from the default one. In Magento we call it References. Now the question is How To Create One ?.
It’s pretty simple to add new Reference in Magento. Below are the steps on how to do it.
First thing we need to do is Create a New Structural Block.
Step 1 : Name the Structural Block
Open the file layout/page.xml in your active theme folder. Inside you will find lines like:
<block type=”core/text_list” name=”content” as=”content”/>
<block type=”core/text_list” name=”right” as=”right”/>
Let’s mimic this and add a new line somewhere inside the same block tag.
Now we told Magento that new structural block exists with the name “newreference”. Magento still doesn’t know what to do with it.