I have a custom theme that doesn't support rating, review or poll. How to disable those modules when I activate this theme. Is there a way?

  • Is this the only store installed? Or are there multiple themes or stores which do need these features?
    – philwinkle
    Aug 29, 2013 at 17:32
  • I have more than two languages, but same domain, same theme
    – Flak
    Aug 29, 2013 at 17:33

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The best approach is creating blank layout XML files for these functionalities in the theme's directory.

Go to app/design/frontend/[theme_parent]/[theme_child]/layouts/

Create the following files in this directory, leaving them completely empty: review.xml and poll.xml

These should remove the blocks for these functionalities for this specific theme.

Be sure to clear your Magento cache after making these changes.


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