Is it possible to display on the product page in block "Related Products" products descriptions?

The name of the related products displayed:

<?php echo $this->escapeHtml($_item->getName()); ?>

Description related products I tried to take:

<?php echo $_item->getDescription(); ?>

didn't work


The reason for this is that not all attributes are used in a collection.

There is a function Mage::getSingleton('catalog/config')->getProductAttributes() which is used to add attributes to a collection and the related products collection is no different.

There are a few things to do here but I think what would work well would be to set the attribute as used_in_product_listing and then you should simply be able to call.


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This is because related product collection do not contain description attribute. However you can use short_description. I think that would be enough for your.

In order to show short_description, use this code

 <?php  echo $_item->getShortDescription();?>

in appropriate place inside

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  • unfortunately it doesn't work – Joe Oct 18 '14 at 7:26

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