I'm looking for a way to remove the value of an item-option from the checkout cart, just removing the text as highlighted below:

Products in cart

I believe this is located in the file app/design/frontend/base/default/template/checkout/cart/item/default.phtml as "item-option"

<?php if ($_options = $this->getOptionList()):?>
        <dl class="item-options">
            <?php foreach ($_options as $_option) : ?>
            <?php $_formatedOptionValue = $this->getFormatedOptionValue($_option) ?>
            <dt><?php echo $this->htmlEscape($_option['label']) ?></dt>
            <dd<?php if (isset($_formatedOptionValue['full_view'])): ?> class="truncated"<?php endif; ?>><?php echo $_formatedOptionValue['value'] ?>
                <?php if (isset($_formatedOptionValue['full_view'])): ?>
                <div class="truncated_full_value">
                    <dl class="item-options">
                        <dt><?php echo $this->htmlEscape($_option['label']) ?></dt>
                        <dd><?php echo $_formatedOptionValue['full_view'] ?></dd>
                <?php endif; ?>
            <?php endforeach; ?>
        <?php endif;?>
  • You want to hide item-options? Or you want to remove from the object?
    – philwinkle
    Commented Apr 15, 2013 at 13:57
  • If you click the image link it's probably easier to see. Just the price off the item-options.
    – user994319
    Commented Apr 15, 2013 at 14:40
  • The price probably has an html <span> with a class. Can you use inspect element in Chrome or Firefox and show the generated source for the item-options class dl?
    – philwinkle
    Commented Apr 15, 2013 at 15:11
  • Have already, there isn't a span from what I can see. You are welcome to have a look yourself foscamuk.co.uk/checkout/cart
    – user994319
    Commented Apr 15, 2013 at 15:19
  • If you print options array you can able to see price in option label just put condition using this price label
    – Mufaddal
    Commented Apr 16, 2013 at 5:11

1 Answer 1


It appears as though OP has solved this issue:

Resolved product in cart issue

There are a buffet of options here. This can be accomplished without a class rewrite by using a custom renderer class or renderer template. The Mage_Checkout_Block_Cart_Abstract sets the default renderer:

public function __construct()
    $this->addItemRender('default', 'checkout/cart_item_renderer', 'checkout/cart/item/default.phtml');

Additional renderers are specified in checkout.xml:

<checkout_cart_index translate="label">
    <!-- ... -->
    <reference name="content">
        <block type="checkout/cart" name="checkout.cart">
            <action method="setCartTemplate"><value>checkout/cart.phtml</value></action>
            <action method="setEmptyTemplate"><value>checkout/cart/noItems.phtml</value></action>
            <action method="chooseTemplate"/>
            <action method="addItemRender"><type>simple</type><block>checkout/cart_item_renderer</block><template>checkout/cart/item/default.phtml</template></action>
            <action method="addItemRender"><type>grouped</type><block>checkout/cart_item_renderer_grouped</block><template>checkout/cart/item/default.phtml</template></action>
            <action method="addItemRender"><type>configurable</type><block>checkout/cart_item_renderer_configurable</block><template>checkout/cart/item/default.phtml</template></action>
     <!-- ... ->

It is possible to override these templates & specifications using similar directives in custom layout XML:

    <action method="addItemRender" block="checkout.cart">
        <template>checkout/cart/item/configurable.phtml</template> <!-- custom! -->

The Mage_Catalog_Helper_Product_Configuration::getFormattedOptionValue() method is ultimately responsible for building the array which is parsed for the display - it's possible to rewrite that class method, but it would be necessary to ensure no knock-on effects exist with other types.

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