we enter a lot of orders via backend. And for every single order I have to click: - shipping address = same as billing - save to address book

How can we set this to default (avoiding these two extra clicks)



Create your own theme for admin. Let's call it custom.

Add this in any of the config files of your local modules (or create a new one) as a child for the <config> tag:


This will make the admin use your theme.

Now copy the following file to your new theme keeping the path

app/design/adminhtml/default/default/template/sales/order/create/form/address.phtml In this you will find the checkbox for 'Same as billing'

<input type="checkbox" id="order-shipping_same_as_billing" name="shipping_same_as_billing" onchange="order.setShippingAsBilling(this.checked)" <?php if($this->getIsAsBilling()): ?>checked<?php endif; ?>/>

Make it checked by default.

And the checkbox for save in address book.

<input name="<?php echo $this->getForm()->getHtmlNamePrefix()?>[save_in_address_book]" type="checkbox" id="<?php echo $this->getForm()->getHtmlIdPrefix()?>save_in_address_book" value="1" <?php if (!$this->getDontSaveInAddressBook() && $this->getAddress()->getSaveInAddressBook()):?> checked="checked"<?php endif;?>/>

Also make it checked by default.

  • And is there no way to do it via: $this->getIsAsBilling() defaulting to true (via backend or some other trick? – snh_nl Mar 30 '13 at 19:34
  • In my case, it IS checked by default, how do I clear it? We need to confirm it is or is not... – Chris K May 30 '13 at 0:12

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