We are using the one page checkout on a customer site, but it's not showing the "click here to subscribe to newsletter" checkbox, which is a standard option in Magento themes.

Does anybody know how to enable that?

Checkout Screenshot

  • When you disable third-party extensions and switch back to the default Themen do you see the subscribe link? Oct 23, 2014 at 19:41
  • In default theme there is no newsletter subscription option in checkout page Nov 8, 2014 at 7:15

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In checkout page, there is no option for newsletter subscription by default (as per base/default theme).

If you check the default theme, you can see that, one page checkout page do not possess left block.It only possess content and right blocks. Content block is used to show different steps in checkout and right section contains a breif view of checkout steps.

Suppose you need to add newsletter subscription in your theme, then you can follow these steps.

  1. Create a local.xml file in your theme.

  2. Put this content inside it.

    File : app/design/frontend/<package>/<theme>/layout/local.xml

                 <reference name="right">
                 <block type="newsletter/subscribe" name="newsletter" as="newsletter" template="newsletter/subscribe.phtml" before="-" />

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