Related products on product page in Magento

Move related products from default sidebar location into main product page in Magento.

1. Open catalog.xml, found in
app/design/frontend/default/YOURTEMPLATEFOLDER/layout/

2. In catalog.xml find the catalog_product_view section, around line 205. In the section, remove or comment out:

<block type="catalog/product_list_related" name="catalog.product.related" before="-" template="catalog/product/list/related.phtml"/>

and replace with:

<reference name="content">
<block type="catalog/product_view" name="product.info" template="catalog/product/view.phtml">
<block type="catalog/product_list_related" name="catalog.product.related" as="related" template="catalog/product/list/related.phtml"/>
</block>
</reference>

3. Now in your catalog/product/view.phtml you can print out the related products using

<?php echo $this->getChildHtml('related'); ?>

To edit the look of that list, edit catalog/product/list/related.phtml

Source : http://www.voodish.co.uk/articles/related-products-on-product-page-in-magento/

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