Magento 2 Get Recent Viewed Products Collection Programmatically

Displaying recent viewed products in Magento 2 plays an important role in a successful of Magento store as it allows customers to keep an eye on all the products that they visited recently, which would help enhance the shopping experience of customers.

In order to display Recent Viewed Products collection on the Magento 2 site, store admin will need the data about Recent Viewed Products Collection. However, getting the collection is not a simple task, and although are several articles which write about the solution for this, non of them actually works. Therefore, in today post, I will provide you three steps to get Recent Viewed Products Collection in Magento 2.

How to get Recent Viewed Products Collection in Magento 2

Step 1: Create RecentProducts block

To get Recent Viewed Products Collection, firstly, you need to create a RecentProducts block. To do that, follow the path Mageplaza/Productslider/Block/RecentProducts.php and add the below code:

<?php
/**
 * Mageplaza
 *
 * NOTICE OF LICENSE
 *
 * This source file is subject to the Mageplaza.com license that is
 * available through the world-wide-web at this URL:
 * https://www.mageplaza.com/LICENSE.txt
 *
 * DISCLAIMER
 *
 * Do not edit or add to this file if you wish to upgrade this extension to newer
 * version in the future.
 *
 * @category    Mageplaza
 * @package     Mageplaza_Productslider
 * @copyright   Copyright (c) Mageplaza (https://www.mageplaza.com/)
 * @license     https://www.mageplaza.com/LICENSE.txt
 */
namespace Mageplaza\Productslider\Block;
use Magento\Catalog\Block\Product\Context;
use Magento\Catalog\Model\Product\Visibility;
use Magento\Catalog\Model\ResourceModel\Product\CollectionFactory;
use Magento\Framework\App\Http\Context as HttpContext;
use Magento\Framework\Stdlib\DateTime\DateTime;
use Magento\Reports\Block\Product\Viewed as ReportProductViewed;
use Mageplaza\Productslider\Helper\Data;
/**
 * Class RecentProducts
 * @package Mageplaza\Productslider\Block
 */
class RecentProducts extends AbstractSlider
{
    /**
     * @var ReportProductViewed
     */
    protected $reportProductViewed;
    /**
     * RecentProducts constructor.
     * @param Context $context
     * @param CollectionFactory $productCollectionFactory
     * @param Visibility $catalogProductVisibility
     * @param DateTime $dateTime
     * @param Data $helperData
     * @param HttpContext $httpContext
     * @param ReportProductViewed $reportProductViewed
     * @param array $data
     */
    public function __construct(
        Context $context,
        CollectionFactory $productCollectionFactory,
        Visibility $catalogProductVisibility,
        DateTime $dateTime,
        Data $helperData,
        HttpContext $httpContext,
        ReportProductViewed $reportProductViewed,
        array $data = []
    ) {
        $this->reportProductViewed = $reportProductViewed;
        parent::__construct($context, $productCollectionFactory, $catalogProductVisibility, $dateTime, $helperData, $httpContext, $data);
    }
    /**
     * Get Collection Recently Viewed product
     * @return mixed
     */
    public function getProductCollection()
    {
        return $this->reportProductViewed->getItemsCollection()->setPageSize($this->getProductsCount());
    }
}

Step 2: Insert in phtml file

After having the collection in the block, now you can follow this snippet to get product collection from the block Mageplaza/HelloWorld/view/frontend/templates/list.phtml

Then, please insert the following code in the phtml file.

<?php
$collection = $block->getProductCollection();
foreach ($collection as $_product) {
    echo $product->getName() . ' - ' . $product->getProductUrl() . '<br />';
}

Step 3: Flush Cache & Test result

Finally, let’s flush cache and test result.

Conclusion

Above are three steps to help you get Recent Viewed Collection in Magento 2. I hope after reading this, you will be able to display your collection easily. If you have any questions or new ideas, feel free to leave a comment below.

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