i want to remove middle name & last name on checkout page only. from billing & shipping section. after analyse page code i found that. first/middle/last name coming from a file name.phtml path given below.


now i am able to remove middle/last name from here (of-course i am not editing core file & made exact path in my theme and paste that file which works OK)

but when i remove it from here. its also removed from registration page. So please tell me exactly what i have to do ?

my magento version is 1.9.X.X

  • My main issue is - when i am commenting last name in file its also removed from registration page

1 Answer 1


Try this,

Note : Don't Edit Core File Make a copy of Local File then edit

It will remove mandatory fields of First Name & Last Name.

UPDATE eav_attribute SET is_required = 0 WHERE attribute_code = 'lastname'


 /* if (!Zend_Validate::is($this->getLastname(), 'NotEmpty')) {
         $this->addError(Mage::helper('customer')->__('Please enter the last name.'));


/*        if (!Zend_Validate::is( trim($this->getLastname()) , 'NotEmpty')) {
        $errors[] = Mage::helper('customer')->__('The last name cannot be empty.');


                    **<required>0</required>** // change from 1 to 0
  • it will remove last name form checkout page & not affect registration page right ? Sep 18, 2016 at 18:40
  • it will affect all page because same file use all place
    – Magento 2
    Sep 18, 2016 at 18:47
  • but my main issu is this. because when i am commenting last name in file its also removed from registration page Sep 18, 2016 at 18:52
  • don't remove in name.phtml just remove require class
    – Magento 2
    Sep 18, 2016 at 19:04
  • i tried it. but its not working. first i made local file and edit in it. but it was not working again i edited core file but still not working. cleared all cache, reindex & recompile but still not working. last name is still required. Sep 19, 2016 at 18:43

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