Featured Products from a category on frontpage
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Want to display products on the front page?
here is a simple way
creating a new products list , disabling the sort / view styling ( the toolbar that show above each category )
displaying the selected category on the front page by editing cms/home page
1- create a file cal lit featured.phtml
2- edit the featured.phtml
copy the code from
find and remove this code (2 places )
<?php echo $this→getToolbarHtml() ?>
save your file featured.phtml , please do not overwrite list.phtml
save it to this location /app/design/frontend/default/default/template/catalog/product/
3- go create a category , or select an existing category that you want to include the featured products
4- add the products that you want to the category , so now category1 have product1, 2 ,3, 4 ,5, etc ..
( the products will have 2 categories , main and additional , the additional )
5- go to admin area , go to cms » manage pages
edit the home page
put your images ( such as ads ) , special text , or anything you want
then put this code where you want to display the featured products
explanation of the above code
category_id : put the number of the category you want , not sure what the category id is ? i put “2” which is the first subcategory i created
template : this is the template that we going to use which is originally here
please admins, use the concept to write a better article or edit this article , i dont know how to explain things easier