In my top links i have my account, basket(cart) and contact us.

What i would like to do is when an item gets added to the cart by the customer:

  • the customer stays on the page they are instead of redirecting to the cart
  • and a drop down appears under the cart link in the header displaying "you have $number item/s in your cart" with a link to the cart page.

The redirection i sorted in the admin configuration. But im not sure on how to do the drop down for the cart link in top links. I ideally want it to look like this:

Cart example

I only want it to do this when there are items in the cart though. When there inst any in the cart the link should look like normal

Any ideas? thanks

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You are looking for an Ajax Mini Cart. I believe Enterprise edition has something like the out of the box, and I have worked with a custom built extension in the past.

There are a few in Magento connect that do similar to what you described.

Sort of like a mix of these: http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/header-mini-cart.html http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/ajax-cart-5.html

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