In this article I am going to explain what is a layout overriding and what is a basic difference from layout extending. So at first let’s figure out what is a layout in Magento. The structure of all pages is described in layout file. Basically, layout is a XML file, where page elements arrangement is assigned with a help of instructions and declarations. Here we are talking about containers (for example header, footer) and blocks (for example search in header, newsletter in footer). (more…)
To add a new header and footer in email templates, it’s not necessary to create a new module. You can use Transactional Emails. Navigate to System -> Transactional emails.
Then create a new Header template for all emails.
Now to use this template, navigate to Configuration -> Design -> Transactional Emails and select a new template for Email Header Template.
Then we do the same for Footer templates.
Pretty simple, right?
If you have a multistore, it’s possible to set a separate template for each store.
To learn more about Magento Emails read the article “Newsletters in Magento 2.0“.