I'm trying to remove the product info/collateral box from the product page. I've tried using the below methods without success:

        <reference name="product.info">
            <!--<remove name="info_tabs" />-->
            <!--<remove name="product.info.tabs" />-->
            <!--<action method="unsetChild"><name>info_tabs</name></action>-->
            <action method="unsetChild"><name>product.info.tabs</name></action>

I'm using the <reference name="product.info"> as it is used in the parent theme's.

<reference name="product.info">
    <!-- Add tabs -->
    <block type="catalog/product_view_tabs" name="product.info.tabs" as="info_tabs" template="catalog/product/view/tabs.phtml">

Im able to remove the product info/collateral box by just commenting the below section of code out of the catalog/product/view.phtml template, but this not seem to be the best practice.

<div class="row product-collateral">
    <?php foreach ($this->getChildGroup('detailed_info', 'getChildHtml') as $alias => $html):?>
        <div class="box-collateral <?php echo "box-{$alias}"?>">
            <?php if ($title = $this->getChildData($alias, 'title')):?>
                <h2><?php echo $this->escapeHtml($title); ?></h2>
            <?php endif;?>
            <?php echo $html; ?>
    <?php endforeach;?>
        <?php echo $this->getChildHtml('upsell_products') ?>
        <?php echo $this->getChildHtml('product_additional_data') ?>

Is there a way I can remove this with Layout XML?

  • you start your layout file with </layout> , that's a closing tag
    – Robin
    Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 11:47
  • @Anja, thanks but that typo was just in the question, not in my code
    – Holly
    Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 12:14
  • in which file are you adding the layout? the code should be <remove name="product.info.tabs" />.. maybe try adding it in local.xml or catalog.xml?
    – Robin
    Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 12:18
  • I'm adding the code in local.xml
    – Holly
    Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 12:26

1 Answer 1


Use this code:

<catalog_product_view translate="label">            
    <reference name="product.info">
        <action method="unsetChild">
        <action method="unsetChild">

Also add more action which you want to remove and in alias use name which use in block 'as'.

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