When the user logs in, an event is triggered in the observer. Event name: customer_login

So I want to get all the cart items of that user who logged in, I did this: (I had 5 cart items, so it should loop 5 times)

$cart = Mage::getModel('checkout/cart')->getQuote();
        foreach ($cart->getAllItems() as $item) {

This same code worked everywhere, but inside the login event it does not work. Nothing gets logged, it doesn't go inside the loop at all.

Then I also tried this instead:

$cart = Mage::getSingleton('checkout/session')->getQuote()
        foreach ($cart->getAllVisibleItems() as $item) 

Same thing happened, it doesn't go inside the loop!

Is there any other alternative way?

  • did you enabled the persistent shopping cart ? Oct 23, 2015 at 9:13
  • nope. no idea about this. besides that i cannot edit any configuration from admin panel, my plugin has to be independent of it Oct 23, 2015 at 9:23
  • If I understand well, you developp a module that needs to retrieve the items that were already in the cart last time the user logged in ? if yes, this thing is native to magento. about your second affirmation, I can say that a module better uses core features than redeploy what exists. to change config data programmatically : inchoo.net/magento/… Oct 23, 2015 at 9:59
  • Yeah, I want to retrieve that, I login, save products to cart, then I logout, then login again to see if the cart is same.. it is same when I do it from browser, but on user login, I can't get it in the code Oct 23, 2015 at 10:03

2 Answers 2


To get all the cart items of that user who logged in, using the event customer_login try the below code in the observer function :

$session = Mage::getSingleton('customer/session');
$customerQuote = Mage::getModel('sales/quote')

foreach ($customerQuote->getAllItems() as $item) {
    $product = $item->getProduct();//if you need it
    //your magic here.

To achieve that, you need to have the shopping cart set as persistent. This can be done by two ways :

Once you did that, on user login, the shopping cart that was set on logout will be avaiable. It adds the products that were on the shopping cart before login.

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