Illustration of customizing templates

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This topic contains a step-by-step illustration of solving a typical design customization task using templates.

Sample template customization: changing a layout of the mini shopping cart

In the Magento basic Blank theme, in the mini shopping cart, products are listed under the Go to Checkout button, like following:

<img src=”/common/images/inherit_mini1.png” alt=”An image of a mini shopping cart where products are listed under the Go to Checkout button”>

OrangeCo decided they want to change this and display the product list before the Go to Checkout button.

The template responsible for displaying the mini-shopping cart items and controls is <Magento_Checkout_module_dir>/view/frontend/web/template/minicart/content.html. Here is the part of the code OrangeCo worked with:

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They created a new Orange theme and copied the content.phtml to the theme directory: app/design/frontend/OrangeCo/orange/Magento_Checkout/web/template/minicart/content.html In their copy of the templates, they changed the order of the blocks as follows:

code

When the Orange theme was applied, the mini shopping cart with products looked like following:

<img src=”/common/images/inherit_mini2.png” alt=”In the minishopping cart products are listed before the Go to Checkout button “>