I want to change the magento left column block. I have

  • Compare products
  • Community poll
  • filtration
  • My Cart

i want to change the order's to

  • Filtration
  • Compare products
  • my cart
  • community poll

My working website : http://m.machinetoolsemart.com/welding-machine/tig-welder.html

Can you guide me to solve this?


On the chance you may send me a welder :)

You'll need to use before="" and after=""

Open up catalog.xml and find

You will see it has before="cart_sidebar" or before="-", which means before the sidebar cart and before all.

So to change the order you will need to find the names of each block you want to be before or after and change it in the layout/.xml files.

e.g. Within poll.xml or possibly local.xml, depending on how the theme has been written, you would find the after="-", which means after everything else

<block type="poll/activePoll" name="left.poll" after="-">
  • Thanks for the answer, I tried that keywords, But nothing happen. Still in same order. In my left column in catalog.xml file – Vijayakumar May 20 '16 at 5:49
  • <reference name="left"> <!-- Compare product --> <block type="catalog/product_compare_sidebar" after="-" name="catalog.compare.sidebar" template="catalog/product/compare/sidebar.phtml"/> <!-- Community poll --> <block type="poll/activePoll" name="right.poll" after="-"> <action method="setPollTemplate"><template>poll/active.phtml</template><type>poll</type></action> <action method="setPollTemplate"><template>poll/result.phtml</template><type>results</type></action> </block> </reference> – Vijayakumar May 20 '16 at 5:49
  • i can't find the filtration xml code what to do? – Vijayakumar May 20 '16 at 5:50
  • it's working, my working xml code: <reference name="left"> <block type="catalog/layer_view" name="catalog.leftnav" before="-" template="catalog/layer/view.phtml"/> </reference> – Vijayakumar May 20 '16 at 8:52

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