Using Magento

I want to change Sub Total Label(Just label) everywhere...

I found that it's coming from


From this line

<td style="<?php echo $this->getStyle() ?>" class="a-right" colspan="<?php echo $this->getColspan(); ?>">
    <?php echo $this->getTotal()->getTitle() ?>

I've checked


But not coming from both above files... so from where it can be coming?

  • have you check Mage_Sales_Block_Order_Totals::_initTotals() ; $this->_totals['subtotal'] = new Varien_Object(array( 'code' => 'subtotal', 'value' => $source->getSubtotal(), 'label' => $this->__('Subtotal') )); – Vaibhav Ahalpara Oct 25 '16 at 9:59
  • app/code/core/Mage/Sales/Block/Order/Totals.php – Pawankumar Oct 25 '16 at 9:59
  • Let me check both – Kaushal Suthar Oct 25 '16 at 10:03
  • You can also use Translate inline to change lable. it will be easy way. – Kul Oct 25 '16 at 10:04
  • No it's not coming from app/code/core/Mage/Sales/Block/Order/Totals.php and also from protected function _initTotals() – Kaushal Suthar Oct 25 '16 at 10:05

I'm trying to solve very similar question for Mage 1.9.

How exactly did you overridden Mage_Checkout_Block_Cart_Totals? Did you have to change config.xml? In what way?

My Magento refuse to let me override, it simply ignores my changes.


I know this point is a little old but i recently had to solve this problem.

The easiest solution for my needs was to rewrite the

Mage_Checkout_Block_Cart_Totals class and override the renderTotals function.

Path of File:


Override To:


It ended up looking something like this:

public function renderTotals($area = null, $colspan = 1)
    return $this->_replaceLabels(parent::renderTotals($area, $colspan));

protected function _replaceLabels($html){
    $labelMap = array();
    $labelMap['Subtotal'] = "Product Total";
    $labelMap['Grand Total'] = "Order Total";
    $labelMap["Shipping & Handling"] = "Shipping";

    foreach($labelMap as $key => $value){
        $html = str_replace($key, $value,$html) ;
    return $html;

Hope this helps!

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