# Does not show categories or products in homepage

I need to list all the categories on the home page and is not working, I used:

{{block type="catalog/navigation" name="catalog.category" template="catalog/category/list_home.phtml"}}


I also just in case tried using other calls on the homepage and does not work as well:

{{block type="catalog/product_list" name="home.catalog.product.list" alias="products_homepage" category_id="2" template="catalog/product/list.phtml"}}

{{block type="catalog/product_list" name="home.catalog.product.list" alias="products_homepage" category_id="3" template="catalog/product/list.phtml"}}

{{block type="catalog/product_list" column_count="4" category_id="3" template="catalog/product/list.phtml"}}


Someone can explain me wrong? I am using the theme RWD.

I have never seen that in my life in magento, but are experiencing this error.

I need to show the categories on the home page as the error first, i test try a workaround with two examples.

If your Magento version is Magento 1.9.2 or greater, then you need to whitelist catalog/product_list block type. You can do that through

System > Permissions > Blocks


After do that, the last block directive is enough to show category in the Home page.

{{block type="catalog/product_list" column_count="4" category_id="3" template="catalog/product/list.phtml"}}


Here what I did to get mine to work, I just add these below codes to Homepage->Design->Layout Update XML

<reference name="content">
<block type="catalog/product_list" name="featured1" template="catalog/product/list.phtml">
<action method="setCategoryId"><category_id>5</category_id></action>
<action method="setColumnCount"><count>5</count></action>
</block>
</reference>
<category_id>5</category_id>
<reference name="content">
<block type="catalog/product_list" name="featured2" template="catalog/product/list.phtml">
<action method="setCategoryId"><category_id>6</category_id></action>
<action method="setColumnCount"><count>5</count></action>
</block>
</reference>
<category_id>6</category_id>


I only have two categories in my case, but if you have more you can keep adding the block and change the category id.

</div><div class="list-title">