I was going through the level up video tutorials about magento, in that they are using the sample data and are making a theme in which one thing they do is shift the block from one side to the other but i do not have this block, so how to put this block into my magento site?


Add below code in your layout files,

<block type="tag/popular" name="tags_popular" template="tag/popular.phtm">
 <action method="setTemplate"><template>tag/popular.phtml</template></action>

In the default theme you can look into app/design/frontend/base/default/layout/tag.xml and see the following code:

    <!-- Mage_Tag -->
    <reference name="left">
        <block type="tag/popular" name="tags_popular" template="tag/popular.phtml"/>


This will add the block tag/popular but do note that this will only display if there are tags in the system.

protected function _toHtml()
    if (count($this->getTags()) > 0) {
        return parent::_toHtml();
    return '';

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