If this is a dumb question, apologies - but I'm putting related products on a product, I've moved it from the side bar to the main content area.

All is going well, but its displaying 4 products, I want to show 5.

I found this:


And none of the options in there work.

Not sure if I'm missing anything hilariously simple, but wondering if anyone had any ideas. Incidentally I don't want to install a plugin/module or whatever for this. Just call 5 products rather than 4.

Thanks, help would be immensely appreciated.

  • I find it hard to believe that the accepted answer in the post you reference isn't working. Are you certain that you're editing the right template? ie: related.phtml in the rwd package versus the one in the base package. Also, you said it gives 4 and not 5 related products. If there's no limit imposed on the collection anywhere else in the related products block, then perhaps there really only are 4 related products. Dec 2, 2014 at 17:30
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    Hey, thanks for your response @vBuck So after all that, I discovered the problem was that the site had an index management lock problem so products weren't being indexed correctly so the product wasn't being applied correctly... I deleted all locks in var/locks and all is well. But thanks, your suggestion put me on the right track in a roundabout way! Magento, the Internet Explorer of the ecommerce world :) Thanks so much for your help, another thing to note down for quirky ways to fix things... Dec 2, 2014 at 17:50
  • Good to know for me also. You should post that as your answer so this question can be closed and helpful to others! Dec 2, 2014 at 17:55

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I know this method


You can make a condition using:


in app/design/frontend/base/default/template/catalog/product/list/related.phtml

Remember to copy the basis for your theme.


Thanks for the responses to this - but typically the problem was symptomatic of something else, namely the site I was working on had got itself into an index lock, so any products set to be a related product were not being indexed as such. So therefore wouldn't show as related.

So to fix this I went to var/locks and simply deleted all the locks in there and reindexed everything and all was well.

Thanks for everyones help and the solutions mentioned above do work.

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