In order to display the quantity of items in a cart and perhaps the current total on each page in my site, you wrote:
1. depends on how detailed you want it.
You could add a quick cart, by going to eCart -> display manager and choose display type of quick cart.
this gives you number of items in cart, value, and some navigation buttons.
if you only want to show the number of items, paste the following line...
<?php echo $CARTNAME->TotalColumn("Quantity").' items in cart'; ?>
where CARTNAME is the name of your cart
2. can you post your page, it'll help someone debug it.
I haven't used static data in ecart, but i can take a look
Now, does that mean I paste that at the top of each page before the doctype?
I tried just pasting it, and the entire page disappeared! Can you please give me a bit more info on where to paste it, and can I paste it on each page? And then do I just create the text that says Total and link it to the php above?