I can't find where Magento keeps template which generates sales items in the sale emails. I need to change the colour bar on where it holds Item, Sku, Qty, Subtotal

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I go to app/design/frontend/yourpackage/yourTemplate/layout/ and open sales.xml, still can't find any hint of it.

Any ideas?



<?php  $_order = $this->getOrder() ?>
<table class="data-table" id="my-orders-table" summary="<?php echo $this->__('Items Ordered') ?>">
    <col />
    <col width="1" />
    <col width="1" />
    <col width="1" />
    <col width="1" />
            <th><?php echo $this->__('Product Name') ?></th>
            <th><?php echo $this->__('SKU') ?></th>
            <th class="a-right"><?php echo $this->__('Price') ?></th>
            <th class="a-center"><?php echo $this->__('Qty') ?></th>
            <th class="a-right"><?php echo $this->__('Subtotal') ?></th>
        <?php echo $this->getChildHtml('order_totals') ?>
        <?php $_items = $_order->getItemsCollection(); ?>
        <?php $_index = 0; ?>
            <?php $_count = $_items->count(); ?>
        <?php foreach ($_items as $_item): ?>
        <?php if ($_item->getParentItem()) continue; ?>
            <?php echo $this->getItemHtml($_item) ?>
            <?php if($this->helper('giftmessage/message')->getIsMessagesAvailable('order_item', $_item) && $_item->getGiftMessageId()): ?>
            <tr class="border<?php echo ($_index++ > $_count ?' last':'') ?>" id="order-item-gift-message-<?php echo $_item->getId() ?>" style="display:none;">
                <?php $_giftMessage=$this->helper('giftmessage/message')->getGiftMessageForEntity($_item); ?>
                <td class="gift-message-row" colspan="7">
                    <a href="#" title="<?php echo $this->__('Close') ?>" onclick="return giftMessageToogle('<?php echo $_item->getId() ?>');" class="btn-close"><?php echo $this->__('Close') ?></a>
                    <dl class="gift-message">
                        <dt><strong><?php echo $this->__('From:') ?></strong> <?php echo $this->escapeHtml($_giftMessage->getRecipient()) ?></dt>
                        <dt><strong><?php echo $this->__('To:') ?></strong> <?php echo $this->escapeHtml($_giftMessage->getSender()) ?></dt>
                        <dd><?php echo $this->helper('giftmessage/message')->getEscapedGiftMessage($_item) ?></dd>
            <?php endif ?>
        <?php endforeach; ?>
<script type="text/javascript">decorateTable('my-orders-table', {'tbody' : ['odd', 'even'], 'tbody tr' : ['first', 'last']})</script>

1 Answer 1


The file is app/design/frontend/{package}/{theme}/template/email/order/items.phtml.
You need to edit the <thead> section.

  • I found it. But why it has no style of colour in <thead> but I get the grey colour in my email? Please see my edit above.
    – Run
    Jun 29, 2014 at 11:33
  • Also, it says Product Name but it is Item in my email.
    – Run
    Jun 29, 2014 at 11:35
  • Oh I got it. I was looking at the wrong file! Thanks!#
    – Run
    Jun 29, 2014 at 11:37

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