I recently upgraded Magento core from to 1.9.2 and noted a few changes to the rwd theme. The least welcome of these was that the Description/Additional Information/Reviews section of the Product page disappeared entirely. Was this a deliberate change? Even if it was, how do I get them back? Can anyone help?

UPDATE: After researching adding a block to a page using a local.xml file for something else I was doing, I wondered if I could just add this block back in the same way. Here's what I put in my local.xml:

        <reference name="content">
            <block type="catalog/product_view_description" name="product_view_description" after="product_view_media" template="catalog/product/view/description.phtml" />

This doesn't work, which probably isn't surprising given that it is the result of a certain amount of guesswork. Am I totally barking up the wrong tree? Or is there a simple error that I could correct to get this working?


You should also put a

<?php echo $this->getChildHtml('product_view_description') ?> 

in view.phtml file

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  • Unnecessary as content is a core/text_list block which renders all its own children. – philwinkle Sep 11 '15 at 19:54

Actually, when I changed product_view_media to product.view.media the description appeared.

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