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Working on Magento’s Success Page

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Nothing dredges up fear and loathing in an e-commerce developer like the phrase

so we’ll just add [—] to the order success page

That’s because testing any changes to this page requires a full purchase flow. Most web developers work in a “type, save, refresh, examine, oops, type, save, refresh” mode, and the idea of “click, click, fill out form, click, fill out form, click, etc., click, examine, oops — oh crap not again” is anathema.

Whenever I need to make a change to the success page in Magento, I’ll walk through a purchase flow (which will save a last order ID in my session), and then temporarily comment out the following lines in the Checkout controller

#File: app/code/core/Mage/Checkout/controllers/OnepageController.php
public function successAction()
{
    $session = $this->getOnepage()->getCheckout();
//         if (!$session->getLastSuccessQuoteId()) {
//             $this->_redirect('checkout/cart');
//             return;
//         }
...
}

This lets me realod the success page

http://store.example.com/checkout/onepage/success/

all I want without being redirected, and any required head/keyboard banging may resume as per normal.

Update: More recent version of Magento have added the following call near the end of this method

$session->clear();

This will automatically clear out the session data, ensuring each order confirmation page displays once, and once only. If you’re working with the last order id and/or last order object, you’ll want to comment this out as well to preserve this information between page reloads.

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Originally Posted: 20th April 2012