On some of my websites I use this code:

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

It works fine on three websites but on one website it doesn't work. I use it in a static block. This static block is displayed on the category pages.

After some testing it seems that almost every line of code with block type is not working. I tried displaying another category and such but with no luck.

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The three websites where it works probably have a bigger problem than the one where it doesn't: they do not have the recent security patch SUPEE-6788 applied.

One thing that the patch changed was that blocks to be used in CMS directives like that have to be added to a whitelist. You find this whitelist in System > Permissions > Blocks.

More details in this question: APPSEC-1057 How to add variables or blocks to the white list tables

  • Last week they worked fine on the website but suddenly it stoped working. I didn't install any update in that week.
    – FuriousBas
    Commented Nov 10, 2015 at 10:34
  • Maybe somebody else did. To be sure, check: magento.stackexchange.com/questions/64204/… Commented Nov 10, 2015 at 10:36
  • I whitelisted the block and it now seems to work. So why it worked last week is unknown to me.
    – FuriousBas
    Commented Nov 10, 2015 at 10:50
  • OMG - I tried to solve this problem the whole day now.... and the solution was so "easy". I upgraded my DEV-server from 1.8 to 1.9 and thought it had something to do with new APIs. THANK YOU!
    – cljk
    Commented Nov 13, 2015 at 13:58

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