I want to change the number of products that are shown. But I don't want to hard code this into the theme.


<ul class=​"products-grid products-grid--max-4-col first last odd">​…​</ul>​

should be transformed into this:

<ul class=​"products-grid products-grid--max-6-col first last odd">​…​</ul>​

It's a simple change. The 4 needs to become a 6.

What's the best way to do this?

3 Answers 3


The question is in fact, how do you change the number of product columns.

The line you wish to change is generated by this code:

<?php $_columnCount = $this->getColumnCount(); ?>
<ul class="products-grid products-grid--max-<?php echo $_columnCount; ?>-col">

that you can find in this file:


One simple way to change the number of columns is to edit catalog.xml of your theme:


Find and edit the line that says:

<action method="setColumnCount"><count>4</count></action>

Another simple way to change columns count with a custom layout section in the categories: In the Custom Design tab for a category, enter this code in the Custom Layout Update field:

<reference name="product_list">
    <action method="setColumnCount"><count>4</count></action>

You can find further reference in this video: Change magento column count in products grid list

Another way would be to edit the list.phtml file and replace this line:

<?php $_columnCount = $this->getColumnCount(); ?>

with something like:

<?php $_columnCount = 6; ?>
  • I would double up-vote if it was possible. Great answer, thank you.
    – narzero
    Sep 16, 2014 at 7:58

Turn on template path hints and find out what is rendering what you are looking to edit. You can edit that template directly.

In admin: System->Configuration->Developer->Advanced->Debug

Turn it on then refresh your front end. The template will appear in the corner. Then find that template in your code set.


i guess you mean this?

 jQuery( '#product-grid-div')removeClass('product-grids-Max-4-cols')

Put iT somewhere in The bottom and add your own stuff.

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