I'm using Magento CE 2.3.4. I used a custom theme for my website. In my top menu template, I tried this code to show my minicart and mini item quantity number:

$counter = $this->helper('\Magento\Checkout\Helper\Cart');
$total = $counter->getSummaryCount();
<i class="fas fa-shopping-cart"></i>
<?php if($total) : ?>
    <span class="count-cart-item"><?php echo $total; ?></span>
<?php endif; ?>

It's work fine when I disable full page cache and block html cache, I added product to cart and it update and show quatity correctly. But when I enable full cache, the quantity number in minicart is not updated.

If I go to cache management and flush cache, refresh page, it show correctly. Here is an image about this problem for clearly:

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Hope you can give me a solution for this!

Thank you very much!

  • go to your default.xml and make header.phtml or minicart.phtml "cacheable='false'" using layout. It is cache issue. Commented Apr 16, 2020 at 5:06
  • I added to my default.xml bui it's not work
    – Tomato
    Commented Apr 16, 2020 at 8:16
  • okay, so now basically you need to disable caching(hole punching) for minicart block.Try minicart block as => cacheable='false' Commented Apr 16, 2020 at 11:22

1 Answer 1


Try following code

$counter = $this->helper('\Magento\Checkout\Helper\Cart'); 
echo $counter->getItemsCount();
  1. getItemsCount() -- return shopping cart items count means how many sku add to shopping cart.
  2. getSummaryCount() -- return shopping cart items summary (suppose you add sku1 6 qty and sku2 3 qty = total 9 qty return)
  • Both 2 methods not work for me! The minicart number still not update.
    – Tomato
    Commented Apr 16, 2020 at 7:08
  • have you used any extension?
    – Jinesh
    Commented Apr 16, 2020 at 7:45
  • check console log and log file if you getting any errors
    – Jinesh
    Commented Apr 16, 2020 at 7:47

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