Arindam Nayak Arindam Nayak - 1 month ago 9x
PHP Question

How to add product to cart programmatically in Magento

I am unable to add product to cart programmatically in Magento , I have tried every possible technique to add product with quantity to cart ( in Magento), following are the things I have tried and forums/sites taken help from. But none of them is working. I am using Magento Community edition If anyone has any suggestion/answer, please share.

  • Tried to do it via URL - e.g.
    or even like this -
    . I have also tried with
    , generated via
    . All these stuff is not working at all. These things are mentioned here - Magento website

  • Next, I have tried via programmatically, like this.

require_once 'app/Mage.php';
$product=new Mage_Catalog_Model_Product();
$product->load(1); // 1 is product id, this is simple product ( type)
$quote = Mage::getSingleton('checkout/session')->getQuote();
$quote->addProduct($product, 1 ); // quantity is 1
$cart = Mage::getSingleton('checkout/cart');
$cart->init(); // tried commenting this too!
$cart->addProduct($product, 1 ); // quantity is 1
$quote->collectTotals()->save(); header('Location: '. 'http://localhost/magento/index.php/checkout/cart');

  • Also tried following.

require_once 'app/Mage.php';
$params=array( 'product'=>1, 'qty' => 3 );
$cart = Mage::getSingleton('checkout/cart');
$product = new Mage_Catalog_Model_Product();
$cart->addProduct($product, $params);
header('Location: '. 'http://localhost/magento/index.php/checkout/cart');

I have taken help from following websites.

Is there any wrong in my code, whatever I have tried or is there any setting issue with my Magento Installation?

Update 1
I have tried below from the answer proposed to this question, still that is not working.

$formKey = Mage::getSingleton('core/session')->getFormKey();
$params = array(
'product' => 3,
'qty' => 2,
'form_key' => $formKey
$product = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->setStoreId(Mage::app()->getStore()->getId())->load($params['product']);
$cart = Mage::helper('checkout/cart')->getCart();
$cart->addProduct($product, $params);

Update 2

This is working, if I create a controller and place all code there, not working - in a standalone page that refers /app/Mage.php .


Since 1.8 you won't be able to add a product to the cart from a GET request alone, as you need to provide the form_key.

You should be able to add a product to the cart using the following:

form_key is the main thing to get right here.

$params //should include at least a valid form_key, qty

$product = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')

$cart = Mage::helper('checkout/cart')->getCart();
$cart->addProduct($product, $params);

Take a look at the addProduct function in app\code\core\Mage\Checkout\Model\Cart.php if you need to debug (and then in the app\code\core\Mage\Sales\Model\Quote.php too)