By Ruud Kok

2012-10-01 17:22:06 8 Comments

I have a Magento store installed, and when a product is duplicated in the backend, Magento sets its status to Disabled by default. I don't want that to happen, the duplicated product should have its status copied from the original product as well.

In this post a partial solution was given. I see where I can find the config.xml and make the necessarry changes. However, where do I put such an observer class? Which file should I use/create and would that require any changes to the config.xml input?

Or does somebody have an overall solution for this issue? Thanks in advance!


@Renon Stewart 2012-10-02 19:10:34

Try this:

Create: app/code/local/MagePal/EnableDuplicateProductStatus/etc/config.xml

<?xml version="1.0"?>


Create: app/code/local/MagePal/EnableDuplicateProductStatus/Model/Observer.php

class MagePal_EnableDuplicateProductStatus_Model_Observer 
     * Prepare product for duplicate action.
     * @param Varien_Event_Observer $observer
     * @return object
    public function productDuplicate(Varien_Event_Observer  $observer)
        $newProduct = $observer->getEvent()->getNewProduct();

        return $this;

Create: app/etc/modules/MagePal_EnableDuplicateProductStatus.xml

  <?xml version="1.0"?>

Then clear cache and try duplicating a product.

read more @ :

make a new product active by default in magento

@Ruud Kok 2012-10-09 08:49:00

Unfortunately this still doesn't work. I found 1 error in the config.xml (which says "<class>enableduplicateproductstatus/observer</class>" where I think it should be "<class>enableduplicateproductstatus/model/observer</class>" because of where you put the Oberserver.php. After clearing the cache and duplicating a product, the new product still has the disabled status.

@Renon Stewart 2012-10-09 17:09:13

Try the code now... I tested it and it work... <models> was not define in previous

@user2283211 2013-04-15 16:04:48

I found error on this code and find out the solution below:

On app/code/local/MagePal/EnableDuplicateProductStatus/etc/config.xml change

<method> duplicateProduct </method>



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