How To - Display products on home page

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There are numerous ways to put products on your home page, and we’ll compile a list of code snippets you can use on your own store here. Examples is outdated, dosent work in magento 1.4.1

Index

New products

Go to “CMS - Manage Pages” and select “Home Page” from the list of pages.

Use this code snippet to show products labeled as “new” on your front page:

  1. {{block type="catalog/product_new" name="home.catalog.product.new" alias="product_homepage" template="catalog/product/new.phtml"}}

(Note that you must have some new products in your catalogue for anything to show when you do this. In this context new doesn’t mean that you’ve recently added them; only products explicitly marked as new using ‘Set Product as New from Date’ and ‘Set Product as New to Date’ options in the ‘General’ product information page in the admin tool will be shown.)

All Products

Go to “CMS - Manage Pages” and select “Home Page” from the list of pages.

Use this code snippet to show all products in your catalog on your front page:

  1. {{block type="catalog/product_list" name="home.catalog.product.list" alias="products_homepage" template="catalog/product/list.phtml"}}

All Products from one Category

Go to “CMS - Manage Pages” and select “Home Page” from the list of pages.

Use this code snippet to show one category on your front page:

  1. {{block type="catalog/product_list" name="home.catalog.product.list" alias="products_homepage" category_id="4" template="catalog/product/list.phtml"}}

The category ID can be found when you go to “manage category” and then select the category you want. The ID is written in the header.

Examples is outdated, dosent work in magento 1.4.1

Layout Update XML for magento 1.4

Because in 1.4 version Layout update is different than in 1.3 version, you can use this example:

  1. <reference name="content">
  2.     <block type="catalog/product_list" name="featured" template="catalog/product/list.phtml">
  3.         <action method="setCategoryId"><category_id>[category id here]</category_id></action>
  4.     </block>
  5. </reference>

Note: source taken from BrightEyesDavid’s post




 

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