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Jason
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It would be great to have the ability to set featured products on category pages and perhaps within layered navigation if possible.

 
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YoavKutner
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Jason - This is good idea and we are looking into adding such functionality to the layered navigation. For categories that are not anchors this should be achievable through the static blocks for now and we might add some dynamic block that will have this functionality.

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Johan
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It would be nice to show newest products per category in a box just like you would with featured products..

The best thing is, it is all automatic.

 
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YoavKutner
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Only automatic is not always good. Just imagine the way your catalog will look after a mass update (yes this feature is coming wink). I think the best and most flexible solution is a hybrid of an automatic option with some store admin override to control which items are shown.

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leetaylordoes
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Hey All,

After some thought, here’s a tutorial on another approach that might be convenient for featured products on the home page: http://eliasinteractive.com/blog/magento-featured-products-a-more-convenient-way-to-display-featured-products-on-the-home-page/

Cheers!
Lee

 
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drefty
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Thank you for the sharing!  Great idea.  No overpriced extensions, no core code changes

 
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bolasevich
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here’s a cheap featured product widget. Great for sites running 1.4.x or EE 1.7.x or higher

http://www.magewidgets.com/magento-widgets/featured-products-widget.html

 
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Amasty
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Hello!

Please check out this extension - http://amasty.com/improved-sorting.html. In addition to other great features the extension provides, it will also enable to add featured product blocks based on the sorting options for different categories.

 
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