Removing blocks from Magento

So you started a new Magento webshop and got overwhelmed by lots of features and widgets?

It could be that you would like to remove some widgets and plugins. In order to do that, navigate to: /app/design/frontend/default/default/layout and open local.xml (or create it).

On top, between the <default>…</default> tags place the removal codes:

Removing the shopping cart at the right side

<remove name=”right.cart_sidebar”/>


Removing the standard banners

<remove name=”right.permanent.callout”/>
<remove name=”left.permanent.callout”/>

Removing recently viewed products

<remove name=”left.reports.product.viewed”/>
<remove name=”right.reports.product.viewed”/>

Removing the top search

<remove name=”” />

<remove name=”paypal.partner.right.logo”/>

Remove the compare sidebar

<remove name=””/>

Remove compared products bar

<remove name=”right.reports.product.compared”/>

Remove reorder sidebar

<remove name=”sale.reorder.sidebar”></remove>

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