My problem is that i cant display some custom (created by me) template in home page. Read a lot but without success. I've tried to display it in content from backend in Magento like

{{block type="catalog/product_list" category_id="5" template="catalog/product/list2.phtml"}}
  • what is the result of this?
    – Magento 2
    Mar 23, 2016 at 18:34
  • Nothing, just blank div
    – IdlleF
    Mar 23, 2016 at 18:36
  • Just Cross check File Location and Catgory ID once
    – Magento 2
    Mar 23, 2016 at 18:41
  • /app/design/frontend/custom_theme/default/template/catalog/product/list2.phtml This is location of file and custom theme is enabled Top books (ID: 5) This is the ID of the category, nothing wrong
    – IdlleF
    Mar 23, 2016 at 18:51
  • is the catalog/product_list block type whitelisted in the security settings (system/permissions/blocks)? Mar 23, 2016 at 18:56

2 Answers 2


Whitelist the catalog/product_list block type in the security settings (system/permissions/blocks)


Make sure the catalog/product_list block was added to the white list of allowed blocks.

Magento introduced a white list of allowed block types. If a block was added to a CMS page or to a static block through a block code (for example: {{block type="catalog/product_list"), and the block is not on the white list, it will not be displayed on frontend.

The white list of allowed blocks can be found under System -> Permissions -> Blocks

The permission system normally only allows a reduced number of blocks:


So you can manually add blocks to the white list. For example, you can add these blocks:


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