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“Shop By” box on home/front page with many selects. How to? 
 
Paulus
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It would be great if we could figure out how to get this fairly good looking ShopBy box would appear on the from page, including the main categories, prices and what-not may apply to your store.

Is this fairly easy to fix? We know how to filter using anchers and attributes, but only from with a category.

We haveit setup as follows now in our test environment:

_root_store_one
|- cat_01
|- subcat_01
|- cat_02
|- subcat_02

Only if we enter through a cat_* link, we see the shop by. They are all set as anchers.

Any hints?

 
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rwone
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I’d be really interested in knowing this too!

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks!

 
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cloudquarry
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You can get layered navigation to show up on the homepage by adding the block to your homepage’s CMS Custom Layout.. There are several forum postings that discuss the syntax.

 
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rwone
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can anyone post link to instructions here?

i will post back if i find them.

thanks.

 
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rwone
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i tried the following and it didnt work - any other solutions?

I have:

- created a ‘Featured Products’ category
- added the following to CMS>Manage Pages>Home Page>Content:

{{block type="catalog/product_list" category_id="60" template="catalog/product/list.phtml"}}

- and made this category an anchor

there is no ‘Shop By’ module showing on the left.

 
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