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Removing Billing Agreements and Recurring Profiles from User Account Dashboard

Posted on March 18, 2013 by admin There have been 0 comments

When I was first learning how to customize Magento, one of the most illusive changes was extending the layout XML to remove Billing Agreements and Recurring Profiles from the users' account section.

I hope this short tutorial helps!

First, you need to find your theme so we can extend it. For the purposes of this tutorial, we're using a demo store so we're going to extend the base theme into default/default. The path to your theme should follow this general pattern: app/design/frontend/[your package]/[your theme]/.

The theme we're extending (default/default) has no extended files at this time. We need to make a folder called layout.

The files that control Billing Agreements and Recurring Profiles in the User Account Dashboard, are in layout/sales/ so create a folder called sales inside the layout folder.

Now, from the base theme, go into layout/sales and copy the 2 files into your newly extended layout/sales folder. These files are billing_agreement.xml and recurring_profile.xml.

Here's what that will look like:

Here's what it should look like when you are done extending the layout files:

Let's start with billing_agreement.xml. In that file, find the section (~line 50) that starts with .

Comment out this code:

<reference name="customer_account_navigation" >
<action method="addLink" translate="label"><name>billing_agreements</name><path>sales/billing_agreement/</path><label>Billing Agreements</label></action>

Next, in recurring_profile.xml, find the following code (~line 30) and comment it out.

<reference name="customer_account_navigation" >
<action method="addLink" translate="label"><name>recurring_profiles</name><path>sales/recurring_profile/</path><label>Recurring Profiles</label></action>

Finally, go and clear your Magento cache and the account section will be updated!

Hope that saves you some time!

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