Magento Remove Customer service
Its very easy to remove did you know customer service from the Magento Home page. Just follow the steps given below to remove it very easily.
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1. In your magento store admin panel, Go to System-> Configuration and then select Design on the left side bar.
2. Check if your package is ‘default‘ or ‘somecustomethemename‘ . If its ‘default’ then go the following folder location
In case of custom theme go to the following location
3. Create layout folder if its not there
4. Create a new layout file called “local.xml” inside layout folder
and place the code below into it and save it.
<?xml version="1.0"?> <layout version="0.1.0"> <default> <reference name="left"> <block type="core/template" name="left.permanent.callout" template="callouts/left_col.phtml"> <!-- <action method="setImgSrc"><src>images/media/col_left_callout.jpg</src></action> <action method="setImgAlt" translate="alt" module="catalog"><alt>Our customer service is available 24/7. Call us at (555) 555-0123.</alt></action> <action method="setLinkUrl"><url>checkout/cart</url></action> --> </block> </reference> </default> </layout>
All i have done is Commented out the <action> nodes responsible to display the customer service image. Please use only HTML block comments <!– –>.
5. Go To System->cache management and refresh the cache types “Layouts“
and “Block HTML output“. We ‘re done with this.
6. After refreshing just reload your page and find your “Customer Service” image has been removed from the left sidebar in all your magento pages.
If you want to remove it only from the specific pages then let me know, i can update my post.
By the way, Please ignore the following approach , which is no more recommended.
1. Go to yourStorename\app\design\frontend\base\default\layout
In this case its demostore\app\design\frontend\base\default\layout
and find the file “catalog.xml“.
2. We have to override this file by our default template. Create same directory structure what we had for catalog.xml inside base template.
Create Two folders named “template” and “layout” inside app/design/frontend/default/default
3. Copy the File “Catalog.xml” inside the layout folder what we have created inside the default folder.
4. Now open the catalog.xml file which we have copied just now inside default folder and comment out the code attached below which are inside the tag <reference name=”left”>.
FYI : Kindly use HTML comments <!– –>.
<action method=“setImgAlt” translate=“alt” module=“catalog”><alt>Our customer service is available 24/7. Call us at (555) 555-0123.</alt></action>
5. Go to Varien / Cache directory and delete the files or flush your cache from the Magento admin panel. Now refesh the browser and see the Customer service did you know block has been removed successfully from the home page.
If you have appreciations, suggestions, difficulties or discrepancies with this kindly let me know through your comments.
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