Im too new for magento! i wanna put off the currently magento community pool & recently viewed module -- but failed.

Its details like follow. Location: Left side of the page. Path: Categories section Magento version: Magento ver.

Picture: magento_poll_cannot_remove

From the picture, there have recently viewed product module & also Community Poll. I need to remove all these modules/outputs.


Some response to achieve that is go admin >> CMS >> poll


But the issue is Poll option on Magento ver. not available anymore.

Also, this have been done but no luck: Admin >> System >> Configuration >> Advance >> Advance: Mage_Poll Set to DISABLE.

What should i do now to make these 2 output disappear in any of the page?

Notice: Im on Magento ver.


The devs over at webguys.de recommending this:

Create a local.xml file inside of your theme (if not already existing) and add:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<layout version="0.1.0">
            <!-- Mage_Poll -->
            <remove name="right.poll" />

            <!--  Paypal ad -->
            <remove name="paypal.partner.right.logo" />          

Beside this, they have a few more blocks for deletion, like callout, compared, recommended, etc.

  • it help on the blocked name :) but it seem dont work if put in reference. I dont know why. – Mynethoster Malaysia Dec 6 '15 at 18:10
  • Thanks, reference is wrong, <remove/> should work everywhere. – Fabian Blechschmidt Dec 6 '15 at 22:47

I used to go with this but it doest work. What is work just like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
            <remove name="right.poll"/>
            <remove name="left.reports.product.viewed"/>

It IS available on In Admin, go to CMS / Polls. You can delete the poll or close it. A closed poll is not visible anymore on the sidebar.

Make sure the poll is disabled for all languages (store fronts) if you have multiple.

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