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Display products on homepage
 
adityak
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I want to display specific products on homepage (not categories).
How do I do it?

 
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Shimi
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I would like to know this too, thank you.

 
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Ross
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My solution to this is to create a category called ‘Featured’ (which I do not put under the root catalogue), then I add in the products which I would like featured on the front page to this category.

Then add this to the CMS ‘home’ page:

{{block type="catalog/product_list" category_id="9" template="catalog/product/list.phtml"}}
(where ‘9’ is the id for the ‘Featured’ category)
 
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Shimi
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Thanks Ross, but I am looking to show the whole product complete with description, review and etc. (see image), any help is appreciated.

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Shimi
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Can this be done or not, i.e. display a single product with full discription on the home page of the site.

 
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BlackDesk
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I don’t how can you make a category that sits outside of the Root… can you please explain?

 
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Yoke Lee
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Can anybody tell me how to change the homepage from 2 columns to 3 columns ???

Thank you very much !!

 
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shan_84
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Hi Yoke Lee,

choose CMS->Manage Pages and then select the page you want to display in 3 columns(ex: like Home page) then in the edit section choose Custom design ant then choose layout there you get see 3 columns select and refresh Home page.

 
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Yoke Lee
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Hi shan_84 !

Thank you very much ! I didn’t notice that ! LOL  my bad ...
By the way is there anyway to create pages here with PHP ?

@Shimi : Try this :
Step 1
Have you tried these step to make a sample featured product ?  you can try to use these step to make a new block.

Step 2
I assume you already have made the Books category from admin panel right ?

Step 3 : try this on CMS > Homepage content area:
select ALL in content area, delete, and type in these code :

<h1>Home page</h1>
{{block type="catalog/product_list" category_id="27" template="catalog/product/list.phtml"}}

where “27” is the your Books category.

Hope this helps !

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Shimi
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@ Yoke Lee, that is what I have, but I don’t want to show product list instead the whole product.

 
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Yoke Lee
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Ow, you mean you only have one product to sell ?

and by the time the homepage loads, it directly loads the page with one product and it’s whole detail?

is that what you mean ?

 
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Shimi
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Yoke Lee - 14 May 2008 04:03 AM

Ow, you mean you only have one product to sell ?

and by the time the homepage loads, it directly loads the page with one product and it’s whole detail?

is that what you mean ?

Yes

 
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how find category ID ?, im searching, maybe its the name?

 
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Sprout Collective
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If you have a newer version of Magento, you can look next to the category name for the number when you’re editing it via the admin.

 
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psddesigner
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@Shimi

I’m looking for the same feature! Post back here if you find a solution and I’ll do the same.

 
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Ankush Sharma
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hi

I did all the necessary steps. But still products are not displaying.

Please check out the images below:

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