now, from similar questions on mag stack exch, I noticed that its possibly a problem with cartcontroller.php in which I have the following

        if (!$this->_getSession()->getNoCartRedirect(true)) {
            if (!$cart->getQuote()->getHasError()) {
                $message = $this->__('%s was added to your shopping cart.', Mage::helper('core')->escapeHtml($product->getName()));

or there may be aproblem in checkout.xml with Itemrenderers in which i have the following

<reference name="right">
        <block type="checkout/cart_sidebar" name="cart_sidebar" template="checkout/cart/sidebar.phtml" before="-">
            <action method="addItemRender"><type>simple</type><block>checkout/cart_item_renderer</block><template>checkout/cart/sidebar/default.phtml</template></action>
            <action method="addItemRender"><type>grouped</type><block>checkout/cart_item_renderer_grouped</block><template>checkout/cart/sidebar/default.phtml</template></action>
            <action method="addItemRender"><type>configurable</type><block>checkout/cart_item_renderer_configurable</block><template>checkout/cart/sidebar/default.phtml</template></action>
            <block type="core/text_list" name="cart_sidebar.extra_actions" as="extra_actions" translate="label" module="checkout">
                <label>Shopping Cart Sidebar Extra Actions</label>

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You can change the settings in admin section. Navigate to

Admin > System > Configuration > Checkout > Shopping Cart > Configurable Product Image as Product thumbnail itself

It'll render Child product image(Simple Product) in cart section.enter image description here

  • I have already done that, and simple product image displays in mini cart only after refresh of the page or after adding another product in mini cart, do you have any solutions for simple product image to display right after the product is added in mini cart? May 13, 2016 at 12:03

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