I am trying to move the minicart from the right side bar to the header. The steps i have taken so far are:
1). Add this to checkout.xml
<block type="checkout/cart_header" name="cart_header" template="checkout/cart/header.phtml">
2. Add this to header.phtml
<?php echo $this->getChildHtml('cart_header') ?>
3. Duplicated and renamed the file mytemplate/templates/check
ml to be called header.phtml.
This doesnt appear to work (however if i use the default cart_sidebar throughout steps 1 and 2 it appears). Im unsure what i need to do to make this work. Should i be defining the block "cart_header" in page.xml?