Here is my code which show products based on specific category

echo $this->getLayout()->createBlock('catalog/product_list')
                        ->setData('category_id', '25')
                        // ->setAttribute('product_type', $category->getName(), 'text')
                        ->setData('column_count', '4')
                        ->setData('mode', 'grid')
                        ->setData('limit', '4')
                        ->setData('name', 'product_list')

But what I am trying to implement is, say these are product ids 2,4 and Category Id 25 have products 1,2,3,4. So I would like to show only 2 product, but the above method shows all the 4 products. Any only can help me figure out this?

1 Answer 1


I advise you to create a custom block and load a product collection filtered by your conditions. You would have control over what is loaded there. The collection retrieval would look something like this:

public function getLimitedProductCollection($categoryId, $limit)
    $collection = Mage::getResourceModel('catalog/product_collection')

    $attributesToSelect = [



    return $collection->getItems();

As you can see, you can easily manipulate the number of items by specifying the $limit, you can add the $categoryId and also you can change or add attributes in the $attributesToSelect array.

Good Luck!

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