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I'm having trouble moving the related products block to a specific area on my view page.

I'd like to move the block right above the easy-tabs but when I try to specify either above=Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_View_Additional it appears as the header and if I use * bellow=Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_View_Media" * it appears bellow the easytabs extension.

Here is a snippet of my catalog.xml:

            <block type="catalog/product_list_related" name="catalog.product.related" befo="Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_View_Additional" template="catalog/product/list/related.phtml"/>
    </reference>
  <reference name="right">
        <!--<block type="catalog/product_list_related" name="catalog.product.related" before="-" template="catalog/product/list/related.phtml"/>-->
    </reference> 
</catalog_product_view>

Desired Result

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How can I move the related products block above the easy tabs extension (or Product_View_Additional block)?

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First set System -> configuration -> easy tabs -> Enable related products tab to No. So now remove related product tabs.

Then create a local.xml file inside layout directory of your active theme. then add following code.

<layout version="0.1.0">
<catalog_product_view>
    <reference name="product.info.additional">
        <block type="catalog/product_list_related" name="catalog.product.related" before="-" template="catalog/product/list/related.phtml"/>
    </reference>
</catalog_product_view></layout>

If already exist local.xml, then add following code

<catalog_product_view>
    <reference name="product.info.additional">
        <block type="catalog/product_list_related" name="catalog.product.related" before="-" template="catalog/product/list/related.phtml"/>
    </reference>
</catalog_product_view>

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  • Okay I got this to work, but is it best practice? – SR_Magento Apr 11 '14 at 21:04
  • I updated the code. This is the best practice of magento layout. – Sohel Rana Apr 12 '14 at 6:14
  • Beautiful! This method is cleaner and if I ever remove the easytabs I won't loose the modification, thanks! +1 – SR_Magento Apr 12 '14 at 10:05

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