I have gone through many posts here and on other sites where they specify using code:

{{block type=”catalog/product_list” name=”home.catalog.product.list” alias=”products_homepage” category_id=”4″ template=”catalog/product/custom_list.phtml”}}

To display a category in a block on my homepage , but it never works. I'm running Magento with the default rwd theme.


  • Does that work with the native catalog/product/list.phtml file ? – Raphael at Digital Pianism Feb 12 '16 at 8:21
  • Doesn't seem to... – the_dsigner Feb 12 '16 at 15:42
  • I found out that since the latest updates you have to go into System > Permissions > Blocks. For me I had to add Catalogu/product_new for new permissions. – the_dsigner Feb 26 '16 at 23:49
  • feel free to answer your own question and mark your question as solved or close it as it went away on its own – Raphael at Digital Pianism Feb 27 '16 at 8:24

Along with the above code on your specific CMS page. You have to add an additional permission to the block system. In order for it to work in the latest 1.9.x.x version. You have to go into System > Permissions > Blocks.

For me I had to add Catalogue/product_new for new permissions.

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