How to remove compare products sidebar in magento theme

Magento Provides the compare products feature to compare 2 different products side by side.
But there is no simple way to turn off this feature in most of the custom theme.

To Remove the compare products sidebar in a custom theme follow these 2 simple steps.

1. Locate the catalog.xml file in your custom theme.
app/design/frontend/default/YOURTHEMENAME/layout/catalog.xml

2. Now just add the below line under <default> tag

3. After adding the above line your catalog.xml will looks as shown below

Compatability: Magento 1.5,1.4

  1. livedub says:

    fantastic so easy solution this should be at magento web as many are searching this and guided very complicated totally unnecessary exercised

    thank you for sharing

  2. Christian says:

    Brilliant such an easy solution!
    Thankyou.

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