The cart in Header is cart_sidebar. It has been moved to Header-Right.

I would like to RESIZE & CUSTOMIZE this to only show Price / Qty of products. Right now, if a product is added to cart, it will show recently added products as well.

What is the simplest way? Or if I need to change from cart_sidebar to something else, please provide instructions.

All contributions are appreciated!

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    Please update your question with code from the cart phtml file. This is a custom theme so we need the source code to help you Commented Oct 21, 2014 at 14:01
  • Hi thank you, I have updated the question with cart.phtml code
    – JasonC91
    Commented Oct 21, 2014 at 19:58
  • And there isn't another file for the sidecart? Please use the template hints to check. I think your custom theme should have a file Commented Oct 22, 2014 at 6:52

2 Answers 2


If I understand well the question is : How to remove recently added products from cart sidebar ? If I am right, open yourtheme/template/checkout/cart/sidebar.phtml. If this file doesn't exist then copy base/default/template/checkout/cart/sidebar.phtml and past it to yourtheme/template/checkout/cart/sidebar.phtml.

Remove the following code :

<p class="block-subtitle"><?php echo $this->__('Recently added item(s)') ?></p>
        <ol id="cart-sidebar" class="mini-products-list">
        <?php foreach($_items as $_item): ?>
            <?php echo $this->getItemHtml($_item) ?>
        <?php endforeach; ?>
        <script type="text/javascript">decorateList('cart-sidebar', 'none-recursive')</script>

In case you didn't copy sidebar.phtml from base/default theme and past in yourtheme/template/checkout/cart/ then maybe it will not be exactly the same piece of code but for sure you'll find

<ol id="cart-sidebar" class="mini-products-list">

Remove it and the title just before

  • Awesome!! It worked!! Where can I customize positioning and text of "My Cart" and 1 Item in your cart, etc. And positioning of the checkout button?
    – JasonC91
    Commented Oct 22, 2014 at 14:31
  • Hi- if you are still reading this, since you've helped me move CART from SIDEBAR to HEADER - I am looking to customize it a bit - Please help: magento.stackexchange.com/questions/51584/…
    – JasonC91
    Commented Jan 8, 2015 at 16:56

Take a look at Magento - How to get cart items total in header.phtml


To figure out which template to edit try turn on magento template path hint

  • OP wants to know how to remove several elements and show price ant qty per item Commented Oct 21, 2014 at 14:04

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