I have some two options added to products via the admin panel. What I want to do is insert some custom html between these options. Is it possible to do this programmatically ?

Something similar to:

        'type' => 'html',
        'value' => '<!--html to go here-->',
        'position' => 1
    ) );

where the type would require a new view script that would just echo the option value.

Alternatively, is there a way to echo out the options independently? e.g.:

echo $_product->getOption(0)->toHtml(), // echo first option
     $myHtmlHere,                       // echo my html
     $_product->getOption(1)->toHtml(); // echo second option

2 Answers 2


The easiest way to do it is to loop through custom options of your product and then depending on option ID insert your custom HTML:

if($_product->hasOptions()) {
    foreach ($_product->getOptions() as $option) {
        echo $option->getOptionHtml();

        if ($option->getId() == [your-option-id]) {
            // output your custom HTML here.
  • getOptionHtml is returning null. Commented Jun 10, 2013 at 14:02
  • what is your option type? Commented Jun 10, 2013 at 14:04
  • The first is a checkbox, the second is a select. Commented Jun 10, 2013 at 14:09

Thanks to @Tim for pointing me in the right direction:

$_options = $_product->getOptions();
foreach($_options as $option)
    //radio, checkbox, select and multi-select all run off this class
    $o = new Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_View_Options_Type_Select();

    //Each product will save the option with its own ID. Every option has the same
    //name, so will check for that. If the right option, set it as a radio element
    if($option->getTitle() == 'Colour') {

    //This class requires the option, product and layout instance to
    //work correctly.

    //echo the element
    echo $o->getValuesHtml();

This does not echo the title of the option or wrap it in interesting HTML (no DDs).

I have altered the foreach loop to suit my needs but this is the code needed to echo the options I want.

  • Which file did you place this code in? Commented Jul 29, 2016 at 17:44

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