New Products by Category Widget

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Create a "New Products" section based on a specific catalog category with customizable options.
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New Products by Category Widget

Activo New Products by Category Widget for Magento allows creating a "new products section" on your store pages (for instance on your store home page) to show new products from the specific category.

It has customizable settings to show a custom title that can link to a specific URL as well as the grid options, which elements to show with the product (price, add to shopping cart, add to wishlist, add to compare etc.)



  • "New Products" section connected to a specific category
  • Customized grid options
  • Select which elements to show in the grid
  • Customizable section title with the optional link
  • Easy to install and use
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Installation process is very simple. After purchasing the extension, go to "My Downloadable Products" in your account and download the extension zip package. Unzip the archive and upload the content of the html folder into your Magento store public folder. The widget is now installed!



You can use the New Products by Category Widget pretty much as any other Magento widget.

When editing the CMS page (such as your home page for instance, where is would be the most useful addition), click on the "Content" tab and insert the widget by clicking the "Insert Widget" button from the WYSIWYG toolbar above. Select the "Activo Catalog New Products by Category" as the widget type. Now you will see the widget options. You will need to select the category to select new products first. Please don't forget also to put in the custom title text and custom title URL for the section title. If you do not want the title to link anywhere, just put the "#" (hash) symbol instead of the URL.

You can customize a range of other grid options (see a screenshot above), such as a total number of new products to show, the number of columns, which product elements to show (price, add to cart button, add to whishlist, add to compare links etc.) as well as image size.

Remember that this widget will show only products that are marked as "new" in your catalog by selecting the "Set product as new" date range in the catalog product options.


License Agreement

This software is subject to terms and conditions of our License Agreement for Professional Extensions. You can find the latest copy of the license agreement here:

In short, you are required to purchase a separate license for each of the domains (stores) you are running this software for (excluding common variations, like adding 'www.' to the domain name). However you can run this software on multiple servers, provided that you have a separate license for each of the domains (for instance in configurations with load balancers).

You can also use a copy of this software for free on one development or one staging server per license purchased in addition to your production servers, provided that this development or staging server is not used for any live sales transactions.


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M1 Extension Versions

Bug fixes & Improvements

2014-12-17 19:47:46
  • Version number: 1.1.0
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9
Updated the template file: now will work with various themes and packages. Cache ready for performance optimization.

Initial Release

2012-10-31 01:30:18
  • Version number: 1.0.0
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7
Initial release for the New Products by Category Widget by Activo.
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