I have modified the bundled product view template so that the "checkboxed" product options are displayed with links back to their component products using $_product = Mage::getModel, etc.

The problem I'm having is, I need to not show a link if the item is not visible in the website/catalog, and include the link only if the item is visible in the catlog.

Here's a recent version of the code:

<?php $_option = $this->getOption() ?>
<?php $_selections = $_option->getSelections() ?>


$_product = Mage::getModel('catalog/product');


<?php if($_selection->getVisibleInSiteVisibilities()) echo '<a href="'.$_selection->getProductUrl().'" target="_blank">'; ?>
<?php echo $this->getSelectionQtyTitlePrice($_selection) ?>
<?php if ($_selection->getVisibleInSiteVisibilities()) echo '</a>'; ?>

I've tried $_selection->getVisibleIn SiteVisibilities() and that provides me with a boolean "false" regardless of how the visibility is set.

I tried $_selection->isVisibleInSiteVisibility() and that returns an array which seems to be the same for all products regardless of how the visibility is set as well.

Is there a simple way to find out if a product is set to be visible (or rather not set to "Not Visible Individually"?)

2 Answers 2


Have a look at the Mage_Catalog_Helper_Product function canShow. This function is used by the product controller when checking to see if a product can be shown. It uses the functions isVisibleInCatalog and isVisibleInSiteVisibility

public function canShow($product, $where = 'catalog')
    if (is_int($product)) {
        $product = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($product);

    /* @var $product Mage_Catalog_Model_Product */

    if (!$product->getId()) {
        return false;

    return $product->isVisibleInCatalog() && $product->isVisibleInSiteVisibility();
  • Thanks, @David. I found my mistake in the code but I'll give this a shot sometime. I'm interested to see how your approach works out and like the fact that it takes both functions.
    – gnicko
    May 2, 2014 at 13:18

Apparently I had confused $_selection->isVisibleInSiteVisibility() and $_product->isVisibleInSiteVisibility() while working thru it.

This revision works as expected:

<span class="label">
  <label for="bundle-option-<?php echo $_option->getId() ?>-<?php echo $_selection->getSelectionId() ?>">  
    <?php if($_product->isVisibleInSiteVisibility()) echo '<a href="'.$_selection->getProductUrl().'" target="_blank">'; ?>  
    <?php echo $this->getSelectionQtyTitlePrice($_selection) ?>
    <?php if ($_product->isVisibleInSiteVisibility()) echo '</a>'; ?>

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