Monthly Archives: March 2009

  • Magento utility: add multiple simple/configurable products to cart from catalog page

    In the endless struggle to make our Magento stores more user-friendly, often we want to enable the customers to add multiple products in the catalog view page directly into shopping cart. This is a very convenient feature for wholesale websites, since the customer does not have to go through every single product detail page.

    (This is a developer's guide.)

    We are shooting for a clean and direct fix, which I classify as a Magento utility.

    The first step is to modify the /catalog/category/view.phtml, for each product in the product list, insert a form:

    <form action="<?php echo $this->getBaseUrl() ?>utility/expressCart/add" method="post" >
        <input type="hidden" name="addToCartProductId" value="<?php echo $product->getId() ?>" />
        <p><?php echo $inputString ?></p>
        <p><input type="submit" value="<?php echo $this->__('Add to Cart') ?>"></p>

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