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AJAX Mini-Cart for Magento. User Guide


This document is a User Guide for AJAX Mini-Cart module for Magento. It describes how work with the extension.

This module allows adding products to the cart instantly while customers stay on the selected page. AJAX-driven effects provide ability to view the cart, manage products’ options and quantity as well as remove products from the cart without leaving the page.

The cart is available as a drop-down from the top links.

System Requirements

The extension works under Magento from 1.4.x and higher.

The extension works with Apache 1.3.x and higher, PHP 5, Linux or IIS.

The extension’s correct work is guaranteed with the following browsers:

  • IE7+
  • FireFox 4.x+
  • Google Chrome 15.x+
  • Safari 5.x+

The correct work with other Magento versions, other browsers and Apache/PHP versions is not guaranteed.


All our Magento extensions and templates are installed via IToris Installer.

Download IToris Installer and un-pack to the root of your website. It will then appear in menu System –>IToris extensions –> IToris Installer.

Open it and you will see all our Magento Extensions and Templates, both installed and available. You can install, update and un-install them with one click now.

Find AJAX Mini-Cart in the list of extensions and press Install button. It will ask for the license key that you will receive after the purchase. Enter the key and submit. The extension will be installed. It will be available in menu System –>IToris extensions –> AJAX Mini-Cart


Magento modules developed by IToris are provided with 3 license types - regular, premium and multi-host.

Regulal license is partially encrypted. This license is website-dependent. By ‘website’ here we understand the website in Magento terms. Under one Magento installation one license key of the extension can activate all stores/storeviews. within one website. If your configuration has several Magento websites - a separate license will be required for each.

One license also supports a number of sub-domains for development/testing purposes in addition to the live website. Please see the full list of available sub-domains and additional information about the license in our Terms and Conditions

Premium license activates one Magento installation. All websites, stores and storeviews under one installation are covered with one license. Premium license is 100% open-source and is recommended for customizations. Premium license is installed via IToris Installer.

Multi-host license provides ability to install the module to an unlimited number of hosts. It is 100% and is installed as an archive.

You can switch the license from one domain to another – login to IToris website using the credentials you will receive after the purchase. Go to My Downloads area, find your key there and reset it from the current website. Then use it again to activate another website.

The license also includes free life-time updates for the extension.


To enable the module select System –>IToris extensions –> AJAX Mini-Cart

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Extension Enabled - this setting activates the module

There is ability to activate/deactivate the module for selected stores/storeviews (use Choose Store View drop-down).


When installed and enabled the cart will be available from the top links

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It will substitute standard Magento’s link.

With mouse over it, the cart’s content will be displayed. If there are no products yet - “No items in your shopping cart” message will be displayed.

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Adding Products to Cart

Usual ways to add products to the cart are used.

When Add to Cart button is pressed - there is a modular window where customers can choose options and set the quantity.

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Once everything has been selected - the product is moved to the top cart smoothly while the customer stays on the same page. There is a message of successful adding that appears and then fades smoothly. The cart slides down with the product(s) displayed and then closes:

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Now when the mouse is over My Cart link - the added product(s) is(are) displayed.

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Editing and Removing Products from Cart

There is ability to edit products’ options and quantity directly in the mini-cart. Each added product will have a special icon for editing:

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When it is pressed - modal window with the pre-selected options is displayed again. There is ability to re-select them and update the product in the cart.

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To remove a product directly in the mini-cart press Delete icon

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When it is pressed - the product is removed from the cart, and the message of successful deletion appears and then fades smoothly:

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There is ability to remove all products together with Remove All button.


Standard Cart and Checkout

To view standard cart or checkout press “View Cart” or “Checkout” buttons. There will be a redirect to the appropriate pages.