I need to use filters on different type of product listings not just on category page.

Let me give and example i have the product listing of mostly-viewed products . I have created a CMS page and assigned it a template file say mostly-viewd.phtml. Now i want to show filters on it.

So far i did this :

I made a custom module where,


    class Company_Filter_Block_List extends Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_List
        protected function _getProductCollection()
        $collection = parent::_getProductCollection();

                    /* Need to work here */

        return $collection;

Now i am able to use this block and getting the product list of category i am using root category here so i am getting all the products of store now i want to filter them and show only those products , which have atleast 30 views.

Any idea how should i do this.

Thanks in advance.

  • how do you show the products in the mostly-viewd.phtml file, is it a copy of list.phtml but with a certain category id or something like that? Oct 4, 2013 at 11:40
  • I think it is possible using widgets. I can't comment any further because I am still learning it..
    – Mr_Green
    Oct 4, 2013 at 11:42
  • Hi Sander, yes it will be like list.phtml but the collection will be different i.e $products = Mage::getResourceModel('reports/product_collection') ->addAttributeToSelect('*') ->setStoreId($storeId) ->addStoreFilter($storeId) ->addAttributeToSelect(array('name', 'price', 'minimal_price', 'small_image')) ->addViewsCount() ->setPageSize($productCount);
    – Sarvagya
    Oct 4, 2013 at 11:57
  • How are you specifying the products display block in the CMS page? ie, explain what you mean with 'I have created a CMS page and assigned it a template file'
    – ProxiBlue
    Oct 8, 2013 at 15:16

1 Answer 1


There is no need to rewrite this block.

You can just hook into catalog_block_product_list_collection and add your filters.

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