Our Review page displaying same as product view page except short description.

when i add below code in app/design/frontend/rwd/theme/template/review/product/view.phtml

it didn't displayed short description in review page.

when i use template path hints, it gave like this

<?php if ($_product->getShortDescription()):?>
<div class="short-description">
<div class="std"><?php echo $_helper->productAttribute($_product, nl2br($_product->getShortDescription()), 'short_description') ?></div>
<?php endif;?>


 <?php echo $this->htmlEscape($this->getProductInfo()->getShortDescription()); ?>

complete code of review/product/view.phtml

    <!-- Short Description -->

//  echo $this->escapeHtml($this->getProductData()->getShortDescription());     
//  $pro=Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($this->getProductData()->getId()); echo $pro->getShortDescription();

echo $this->getProductData()->getShortDescription();

<!-- Short Description -->

<?php if($this->getProductData()->getId()): ?>
<div class="product-review">
    <div class="page-title">
        <h1><?php echo $this->__('Review Details') ?></h1>
    <div class="product-img-box">
        <a href="<?php echo $this->getProductData()->getProductUrl() ?>" title="<?php echo $this->escapeHtml($this->getProductData()->getName()) ?>">
            <img src="<?php echo $this->helper('catalog/image')->init($this->getProductData(), 'small_image')->resize(450, 450)->keepFrame(false); ?>"
                 alt="<?php echo $this->escapeHtml($this->getProductData()->getName()) ?>"
                 class="product-image" />
        <?php if( $this->getRating() && $this->getRating()->getSize()): ?>
             <p class="label"><?php echo $this->__('Average Customer Rating') ?>:</p>
             <?php echo $this->getReviewsSummaryHtml($this->getProductData()) ?>
        <?php endif; ?>
    <div class="product-details">
        <h2 class="product-name"><?php echo $this->escapeHtml($this->getProductData()->getName()) ?></h2>
        <?php if( $this->getRating() && $this->getRating()->getSize()): ?>
            <h3><?php echo $this->__('Product Rating:') ?></h3>
            <table class="ratings-table">
            <?php foreach ($this->getRating() as $_rating): ?>
                <?php if($_rating->getPercent()): ?>
                        <th><?php echo $this->__($this->escapeHtml($_rating->getRatingCode())) ?></th>
                            <div class="rating-box">
                                <div class="rating" style="width:<?php echo ceil($_rating->getPercent()) ?>%;"></div>
                <?php endif; ?>
            <?php endforeach; ?>
        <?php endif; ?>
                <?php echo $this->__('Product Review (submitted on %s):', $this->dateFormat($this->getReviewData()->getCreatedAt())) ?>
                <?php echo nl2br($this->escapeHtml($this->getReviewData()->getDetail())) ?>
    <div class="buttons-set">
        <p class="back-link"><a href="<?php echo $this->getBackUrl() ?>"><small>&laquo; </small><?php echo $this->__('Back to Product Reviews') ?></a></p>
<?php endif; ?>


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  • you want to show the description in review section? Jun 22, 2016 at 10:20
  • @QaisarSatti i want to display short description in top of the review page as like product view page. Jun 22, 2016 at 10:22
  • did you try echo $this->getProductData()->getShortDescription() Jun 22, 2016 at 10:38
  • @QaisarSatti just tried that, but did't worked for me. Jun 22, 2016 at 10:41
  • @QaisarSatti sorry, did't worked for me. Jun 22, 2016 at 10:46

2 Answers 2


you are editing the wrong file add your code in this file. frontend/rwd/Stylebaby/template/review/product/view/list.phtml

use this code

            $prod=Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($this->getProduct()->getId()); echo $prod->getShortDescription();
  • sorry , it didt worked for me. i added the code in list.phtml : link Jun 22, 2016 at 12:02
  • @BabyinMagento updated and tested too Jun 22, 2016 at 12:07
  • now its displaying reviews under middle of the page as here . I want to display it on top as like product view page here also in product view page its displaying 2 times, in middle & in top , i want to remove in middle. Jun 22, 2016 at 12:14
  • @BabyinMagento now it is a css related thing can't help on that Jun 22, 2016 at 12:26
  • got the perfect file : app/design/frontend/rwd/theme/template/review/product/view/other.phtml when i used your code it giving error as Fatal error: Call to a member function getId() on a non-object in but <p>test</p> is working fine. Jun 22, 2016 at 12:40

You have to re-write Mage_Review_Block_Product_View block (or move to local codepool) and update below function :

protected function _toHtml()
//Comment this line

return parent::_toHtml();

Note: $this->getProduct()->setShortDescription(null); is commented.

  • @Baby in Magento: have you tried this ? Jun 22, 2016 at 10:37
  • i will check & let you know. thanks for support. Jun 22, 2016 at 10:41
  • got perfect file : app/design/frontend/rwd/theme/template/review/product/view/other.phtml when i use this code echo $this->getProductData()->getShortDescription(); it giving this error : Fatal error: Call to a member function getShortDescription() on a non-object in but html code <p>test</p> is displaying at right place. Jun 22, 2016 at 12:51
  • You CAN'T get short description in ANY template file under review_product block, BECAUSE it's set to NULL from the block shown in this answer. You have to comment that line Jun 22, 2016 at 13:03
  • if you want to add to app/design/frontend/rwd/theme/template/review/product/view/other.phtml (NOT RECOMMENDED), add this line : <?php echo Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($_product->getId())->getShortDescription(); ?> after <?php $_product = Mage::registry('product'); ?> Jun 22, 2016 at 14:19

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