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I'm trying to standardise my right column navigation across my category pages and my product pages.

I have all my required blocks coming through but on my product page I'm not getting the Recently viewed products block displayed.

I tried adding the following to catalog_product_view in my catalog.xml file in y custom template but it doesn't seem to work

<reference name="right">
    <block type="reports/product_viewed" before="right.permanent.callout" name="right.reports.product.viewed" template="reports/product_viewed.phtml" />
</reference>

Is there something wrong with my method?

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  • check you layout files for this <remove name="right.reports.product.viewed" />. If that is present in the product view handle the block will be removed
    – Marius
    Oct 23, 2013 at 13:28
  • Nope, don't have one of those anywhere Oct 23, 2013 at 15:05

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Make sure your product view page actually has a right column by setting the template of that page to either 3columns or 2columns-right from your local.xml and then add the block from there too to make sure it's not overwritten by any other XML file.

[...]
<catalog_product_view>
   <reference name="root">
      <action method="setTemplate"><template>page/3columns.phtml</template></action>
   </reference>
   <reference name="right">
      <block type="reports/product_viewed" before="right.permanent.callout" name="right.reports.product.viewed" template="reports/product_viewed.phtml" />
   </reference>
</catalog_product_view>
[...]
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  • I tried that on catalog.xml which was set to left col (even though a right col was on the page) and it didn't work. Also added it to local.xml and it didn't work either. Now I'm confused to why the hell I even have a right column with the xml saying it should be left col... Oct 23, 2013 at 15:13

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