The featured products code below seems to indicate that there is a method in admin to indicate which products should be included in the featured products displayed. Also that these products will be displayed randomly. I have been through all of the following areas in admin and found no method to specify that a product should be included:

• Manage Categories and all respective tabs available for an individual category • Manage Products and all respective tabs available for an individual product • Individual Product in admin that showed as featured on the home page • System Configuration – sometimes tools are set up with some feature controls there • Promotion • CMS/Static Blocks • CMS/Widgets

Am I misreading the code itself? Is there any are in admin I failed to review? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

class Jag_Featuredproduct_Block_Featuredproduct extends Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_Abstract


public function _prepareLayout()


    return parent::_prepareLayout();


public function getFeaturedproducts() {

    $storeId = Mage::app()->getStore()->getId(); 

    $p = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->setStore($storeId)->getCollection()->addStoreFilter($storeId)



    ->addFieldToFilter('is_featured', array('eq' => 1));   

     //$p->getSelect()->order('updated_at DESC');

     $p->getSelect()->order(new Zend_Db_Expr('RAND()'));


     //echo $p->getSelect()->__toString(); exit();

    return $p->getData();



1 Answer 1


That code is selecting all attributes and then filtering for the attribute "is_featured". So if it's not already available, create that attribute with code "is_featured" and add it to the attribute set, where you want to feature products. Then you can activate it in the specific product edit pages.

  • Thank you so much for replying with helpful information, it is appreciated! Apr 26, 2013 at 18:48

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