How to hide shopping cart sidebar when it is empty
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Here is how you could hide the shopping cart side bar when it is empty:
1. Open: app/design/frontend/default/<your template>/template/checkout/cart/sidebar.phtml
2. Go to line 32 Look for
<div class="box base-mini mini-cart">
3. Add these lines right before that opening div tag
<?php $_cartQty1 = $this->getSummaryCount() ?> <?php if ($_cartQty1 >0): ?>
4.Add this line to the bottom of the file
<?php endif ?>
That is it your are all set, the shopping cart will only show if user adds items to their shopping cart.
You could see it working here http://www.thepromohut.com, just add an item and it will appear and once you remove it the sidebar will be gone...