SXA 1.8 with Sitecore 9.1 - How to customise rendering HTML?

I am following the instructions here:


I have created a custom views folder in my site - and copied across the variants and web.config from the views folder.


I have added dummy text and markup to the promo.cshtml file.


In my tenant settings I have added a path to my custom views folder.



I have restarted IIS, and added a new page with a promo component to it - but do not see the markup that I modified.  I don't see any errors in the main log file.


Based on the documentation I would expect it to load my overridden view.

  • Turns out the documentation was incorrect. You need to replicate the existing Views folder structure for what you are overriding within your CustomViews folder, and copy the web.config across to CustomViews (from Views).