By default, Magento includes some blocks on the left sidebar that could be useless; for example, the tags block. Therefore, we are going to replace them. However, before replacing, let's see how to remove the default blocks if we don't need them.
To remove a default block from the left sidebar or from another
core/text_list block, we can use the
remove tag in our
local.xml file. We already used the
remove tag in the previous chapter when we removed the newsletter block from the sidebar to place it in the footer. The following is a reminder of that line of code:
Let's suppose that you want to remove the left tags block and the default callouts ...