Sometimes you run into tiny idiosyncracies in Magento templates. It makes you question many things. Such as: why would a theme developer choose to only show the total amount of different types of products in the minicart.phtml? Today I’m showing you different ways to return the total amount of items in your customer’s shopping cart for usage anywhere within your store’s template.
A quick post here, which is more of a note to myself, because I’ve just spent one hour digging through methods for this. If you want to display the total price including or excluding VAT in Magento, using strictly methods already integrated in Magento, use the below code to call these in a pre-formatted way.