PrestaShop Shopping Cart Layout Problems

PrestaShop Shopping Cart Layout Problems

Because the original structure of PrestaShop is based in French, English speaking (and especially developing) designers and developers should pay special notice to the layout of the checkout page.  Within the inherent French sentence structure, the taxes are added in while in addition to the shipping and added Value Added Taxes(VAT’s).  Because of it’s location, English speaking developers may wish to move, or just completely remove the Tax addition part of the check out page.  In this post, I’m going to explain the second and more reliable option of how to simply remove the unneeded code.

First, we need to install the Tax on Separate Level modification offered by PrestO ChangeO.  These guys go the distance with producing highly functional and executable PrestaShop Modules and modifications.  With this mod put in place, the taxes will be automatically visible and viewable within the active shopping cart.  Doing this enables customers to be completely updated on any potential taxes and rate increases.
Why would we do this?  To remove the need of having taxes represented on the last page (WARNING!!! do not use the next phase of this method if a VAT tax is needed. or if your site is headquartered out of a country or state that requires a VAT tax)

Be advised, this method may not be needed with the changes to PrestaShop 1.3.2

We will next go to an editor and bring up the Theme>shopping cart.tpl

You’re going to want to back up the shopping cart.tpl file and look for a set of code mentioning the specific portions you are looking for.  Take caution to only remove portions that you wish to not be seen while leaving all components needed for function.

We will have a video of this edit up soon,  Again, if you are using the new PrestaShop, leave this advice for someone with an older version or older theme.

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