I'm using Magento and I want to add a list of products from specific category using this block code:

{{block type="catalog/product_list" name="home.catalog.product.list" category_id="13" template="catalog/product/list.phtml"}}

Also, I add a permission into the blocks permission but is not working.

What can I do?

  • You got any error ??? – Magento 2 Mar 13 '16 at 19:23
  • No. But it seems that I find a solution. I add the code into a static block and then add the block into the homepage. But I want to show the products as a vertical list and they're displayed horizontal. This is my url store.hbros.co.uk – Ricardo DeLa Rosa Nieto Mar 13 '16 at 21:08

It is possible to change the view mode with the following layout update:

<reference name="product_list_toolbar">     <action method="setData"><key>_current_grid_mode</key><value>list</value></action> </reference>

This only works if the setting catalog/frontend/list_mode is set to list(default)/grid or grid(default)/list

  • If you don't want to use a layout update than you just can create a custom template. – Mr. Lewis Mar 13 '16 at 22:29
  • Thanks. I change a little bit the template of the product list. – Ricardo DeLa Rosa Nieto Mar 13 '16 at 23:38
  • Did the answer help you with the issue? – Mr. Lewis Mar 14 '16 at 11:55

I tested the code and it works like a charm. Please check permissions of the block (System > Permissions > Blocks). Check if the name is correct and the status has to be Allowed.


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