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I'm trying to create a link to remove an item from the wishlist if it's there. The URL is returning /wishlist/index/remove instead of the correct URL which from what I've seen online should be /wishlist/index/remove/item/[ID]. Trying that URL manually doesn't work. This is my way of getting the remove URL:

$_wishlistRemoveUrl = $this->helper('wishlist')->getRemoveUrl($_product);
  • why do you have both magento-1.7 and magento-enterprise tags? – user487772 Mar 21 '13 at 13:02
  • Were using EE but the answers for CE work just as well. – kel Mar 21 '13 at 15:20
  • Then it makes no sense to mention any of them ;) – user487772 Mar 21 '13 at 16:11
  • Generally if you're asking a question then you're probably not sure if it will apply to both EE and CE, and seeing as wishlists apply to both versions I don't see any harm in tagging this with both EE and CE tags. I think this question should definitely have a catalog tag though, as you're trying to display wishlist remove URLs on catalog pages. No biggie, just makes it easier for people to find in the future. – jharrison.au Mar 22 '13 at 0:52
  • It doesn't work for me. The parameters are $_product->getId() and $_product->getStoreId() Right? I'm trying to find remove_id. Becauce remove links almost same but remove_id. How can I find remove_id in this link: xx.com/wishlist/index/remove/item/$remove_id/ ? – Ibrahim Mumcu Feb 28 '14 at 13:32
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First, an overview of how wishlists work:

  1. Each wishlist is stored in the database with its own ID
  2. Each product added to a wishlist is assigned a wishlist_item_id
  3. This ID is not the same as the product_id

For this reason you can't just pass in a product ID to the remove URL because it's actually referencing the product's wishlist_item_id.

This explains why you are getting a blank url ("/wishlist/index/remove"), because when you pass in the product it doesn't have the required wishlist_item_id, you have to retrieve this in a different way.

To get around this, there is a method in Mage_Wishlist_Model_Item you can use to get a wishlist item by product ID:

    /** @var $_wishlistHelper Mage_Wishlist_Helper_Data */
    $_wishlistHelper = $this->helper('wishlist');

    /** @var $_wishlist Mage_Wishlist_Model_Wishlist */
    $_wishlist = $_wishlistHelper->getWishlist();

    /** @var $_wishlistItem Mage_Wishlist_Model_Item */
    $_wishlistItem = Mage::getModel('wishlist/item');
    $_wishlistItem->loadByProductWishlist(
        $_wishlist->getId(),
        $_product->getId(),
        $this->helper('core')->getStoreId()
    );

    $_wishlistRemoveUrl = $_wishlistHelper->getRemoveUrl($_wishlistItem);

Or the shorter way:

    $_wishlistItem = Mage::getModel('wishlist/item')->loadByProductWishlist(
        $this->helper('wishlist')->getWishlist()->getId(),
        $_product->getId(),
        $_product->getStoreId()
    );
    $_wishlistRemoveUrl = $this->helper('wishlist')->getRemoveUrl($_wishlistItem);

This code has been tested in blocks of type Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_List and Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_View

  • that was an excellent answer. Thanks for explaining that to me more and your solutions work perfectly! – kel Mar 21 '13 at 15:26

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