i'm working on magento 1.9 with b-responsive theme. i want to show only 4 product of a specific categoy on my home page but unable to do so. i have changed the product page and it shows all product without pagination on a single page for every category.

for that i have copied app/code/core/Mage/Catalog/Block/Product/List/Toolbar.php to app/code/local/Mage/Catalog/Block/Product/List/Toolbar.php and change the line:

$limit = 'all';

now it shows all products of that category in one page.but on my home page when i call a block i want to show only 4 product of that category.

Here is my code on my home page:

{{block type="catalog/product_list" column_count="4" category_id="16" template="catalog/product/list_notoolbar.phtml"}}

and it showing all product of that category but i want to show only four products.how can i achieve that.

  • hi frinds please visit link:-merch.docs.magento.com/ce/user_guide/… Jun 30, 2015 at 11:29
  • use this code:-echo this->getLayout()->createBlock("catalog/product_list")->setTemplate("catalog/product/list.phtml")->setCategoryId('category_id')->toHtml(); Jun 30, 2015 at 11:32
  • @AshvinMonpara : where to add this code???????? Jun 30, 2015 at 11:34
  • homepage.phtml use this code Jun 30, 2015 at 11:35
  • @AshvinMonpara: i'm using cms block on page as i mention.i'm not using any homepage.phtml Jun 30, 2015 at 11:39

1 Answer 1


Try this adding limit, just like this:

{{block type="catalog/product_list" limit="4" column_count="4" category_id="16" template="catalog/product/list_notoolbar.phtml"}}
  • thanks for ur reply but somehow its not working for me.i have 17 products in category_id="16" and its displaying them all. Jun 30, 2015 at 11:53
  • Oh too bad. Hmmmm...
    – jehzlau
    Jun 30, 2015 at 11:59
  • How about limit="4" ? I updated my answer. Kindly try it. :)
    – jehzlau
    Jun 30, 2015 at 11:59
  • no change same problem... :( Jun 30, 2015 at 12:01
  • How about count="4" ? :D
    – jehzlau
    Jun 30, 2015 at 12:03

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