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{{block type="catalog/product_list" name="home.catalog.product.list" alias="products_homepage" category_id="4" template="catalog/product/list.phtml"}}

That line of code lists up the products from the category id 4. But i want to display all the 48 products from the category id 4 on the homepage while in the other categories i want to display 20 items per page.

Note :

All my category pages are in list mode while the homepage featured category is in grid mode.

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you can set category id in action method like below

<block type="catalog/product_list" name="featured" template="catalog/product/list.phtml">
        <action method="setCategoryId"><category_id>[category id here]</category_id></action>

Edit

<action method="addPagerLimit"><mode>grid</mode><limit>20</limit></action>

    </block>

And for default view of featured product as grid mode. i would recommend you to use your own custom .phtml file to list those product from sepecific category

you can also refer this link

hope this will sure help you.

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Try adding

{{block type="catalog/product_list" name="home.catalog.product.list" alias="products_homepage" category_id="4" products_count="6" template="catalog/product/list.phtml"}}

This is most commonly used throughout magento themes.

  • Thank you but i have already mention that in my question. I want to display all the 48 products from that category on the homepage. But i want to display just 20 items per pages in the other category. – boksaa Feb 11 '15 at 10:47

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