I want to limit the max products to compare to 3. I tried to create this module: https://magento.stackexchange.com/a/159543/16894

But it seems that this does not work with Magento 2.3, because I do not get any message and still can add more than 3 items.

How can I achieve this?

  • 1
    limiting is one thing, but reading your post, I do not know how you want the limit to be enforced? is there an error message appearing when user attempts to add 4 products to the comparator or is it another usability that I might not see obvious Jun 10, 2020 at 7:20
  • @HerveTribouilloy Thanks for the reply! Yes, it should display a error message, that there can only be 3 items displayed. This part is already in the module, if($count > self::LIMIT_TO_COMPARE_PRODUCTS) { $this->messageManager->addErrorMessage( 'You can add the compared products under 3 item(s)' );
    – JGeer
    Jun 10, 2020 at 7:21

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I have tuned the answer that you did find faulty. The change is minor but hopefully it resolve your issue.

public function aroundExecute(
        \Magento\Catalog\Controller\Product\Compare\Add $subject,
        callable $proceed
    ) {
        $count = $this->helper->getItemCount();
        if ($count >= self::$LIMIT_TO_COMPARE_PRODUCTS) {
                sprintf('Only up to %s items can be added to the comparison list', self::$LIMIT_TO_COMPARE_PRODUCTS)

            /** @var \Magento\Framework\Controller\Result\Redirect $resultRedirect */
            $resultRedirect = $this->resultRedirectFactory->create();
            return $resultRedirect->setRefererOrBaseUrl();

        return $proceed();
  • Hello @Herve I used this method but the message gets displayed on another page or on refresh
    – Arjun
    Mar 18, 2021 at 12:58
  • Would love to help but have struggled with time lately. Will try to help again soon, thanks for your understanding Mar 18, 2021 at 21:13
  • @arjun your issue is likely due to the setup of your compare product feature in your site. This feature can be setup in various fashion. I suggest you may add a new question and describe what is your setup so that I can replicate your issue easily Apr 5, 2021 at 15:11

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