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When clicking on the add to wishlist button, I want to remain on the same page & perform the add function without redirecting to the wishlist page - is this possible?

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You need to rewrite the method _addItemToWishList from the controller Mage_Wishlist_IndexController and replace the last line.
Instead of

$this->_redirect('*', array('wishlist_id' => $wishlist->getId()));

You have to put:

 $this->_redirectReferer();

[EDIT].

Here is an example on how you can rewrite a controller.
You need to rewrite (like I said) Mage_Wishlist_IndexController. The controller is found in app/code/core/Mage/Wishlist/controllers/IndexController.php.

  • hi boss, thanks a lot for helping me again , again & again.... please tell me which in which folder and file..?... – Baby in Magento Mar 5 '15 at 7:40
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    @BabyinMagento2 See my edit. – Marius Mar 5 '15 at 7:42
  • ultimate you are ,as always..... – Baby in Magento Mar 5 '15 at 7:43
  • i will copy app/code/core/Mage/Wishlist/controllers/IndexController.php. and do changes here : app/code/Local/Mage/Wishlist/controllers/IndexController.php. – Baby in Magento Mar 5 '15 at 7:46
  • Not working for me...Any Suggestions? – Akshay Taru May 23 '15 at 14:03
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What you're looking for is an Ajax solution. There are many extensions available to implement this for you, here are a few examples:

Alternately, if you'd like to implement it yourself, here is a guide:

Excellence Magento Blog - Ajax Based Add Product to Wishlist and Compare Products

This includes an extensive walkthrough on implementing this feature - as well as the module attached.

  • will this extension work for 1.9 vwersion? – Baby in Magento Mar 5 '15 at 6:36
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    I don't see why not, although neither extension explicitly states that they support 1.9 . Try it on your staging environment and let us know. – Moose Mar 5 '15 at 7:00
  • thanks i will try , did you used any of above extension? any side effects did you faced? – Baby in Magento Mar 5 '15 at 7:16
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    I have not, no. That's why it's best to always test any extension on a staging environment. Both of the extensions listed though are well reviewed & have a decent user base. Read through the reviews. – Moose Mar 5 '15 at 7:25

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