I am using a custom template on , and I have provided a short description while adding the product in Admin Panel.

I am expecting to see the SHORT description somewhere below the product Name or Above Product Price. enter image description here

However, the short description is not displaying.

My question: Am I missing any configuration in the Admin panel?

Or Am I required to make some changes in the some files in order to display the short description? If yes, which file has to be modified.

  • call description in view.phtml – Gopal Patel Jan 5 '17 at 7:15
  • @GopalPatel, Where is view.phtml located at? is it in code or design folder? I am new to Magento and it's folder structure. Thanks. – Benjamin Jan 5 '17 at 7:17
  • design/frontend/YOUR_THEME/default/catalog/product – Gopal Patel Jan 5 '17 at 7:18

Use below code to call short description in design/frontend/your_package/default/catalog/product/view.phtml

<?php if ($_product->getShortDescription()):?>
      <div class="short-description">
          <div class="std"><?php echo $_helper->productAttribute($_product, nl2br($_product->getShortDescription()), 'short_description') ?></div>
<?php endif;?>
  • This solution works like a charm! Thank you. – Benjamin Jan 5 '17 at 12:49

If you are showing on home page then go to app/design/frontend/yourtheme/yourpackage/template/catalog/product/list.phtml and add this code snippet

<div class="desc std">

<?php echo $_helper->productAttribute($_product, $_product->getShortDescription(), 'short_description') ?>
<a href="<?php echo $_product->getProductUrl() ?>" title="<?php echo $_productNameStripped ?>" class="link-learn"><?php echo $this->__('Learn More') ?></a>


Magento Product SHORT description is not displaying in the product page

Use the below-mentioned to include product short description on the product page:

<?php if ($_product->getShortDescription()):?>
            <?php echo $_helper->productAttribute($_product, nl2br($_product->getShortDescription()), 'short_description') ?>
        <?php endif;?>

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