Here are my questions 1.) How to display products of specific category? 2.) How can I organize the way it is displayed? (column, size, row, etc) ?

Hi. I have tried almost all the tutorials in google but I failed to display products in my Home Page. Although displaying "all products" is not working, the displaying of new items works fine. This is what I did so far.

This is the line of code which works:

{{block type="catalog/product_new" name="home.catalog.product.list" template="catalog/product/new.phtml"}}

Though the code above works, the way it displays the product is not right.

This line of code doesn't work:

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

Yes, I have tried clearing the cache as well. Also, I am using Magento

UPDATE: After following the instruction, something was displayed: enter image description here

Although something was displayed on my homepage, this is not how I expect the products to be displayed. Why does it display like this ?

  • All your products are inside the category ID equal 3? Jan 26, 2016 at 15:37
  • can please try this echo $this->getLayout()->createBlock("catalog/product_list")->setTemplate("catalog/product/list.phtml")->setCategoryId('category_id')->toHtml();
    – Magento 2
    Jan 26, 2016 at 15:53
  • I'm sorry. But where do I paste that? I am new to Magento. Jan 26, 2016 at 15:59

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As you have using magento c.E 1.9 version and this version already applied magento patch SUPEE-6788.

So,you need to remove catalog/product_list from white list

  1. System > Permissions > Blocks
  2. Add New Block
  3. Block Name: catalog/product_list
  4. Is Allowed : Yes
  • Hi. Thanks. Something was displayed on my home page. But there is still a problem. Please see my update. Thank you. Jan 26, 2016 at 16:06
  • may be there are some code which is creating the issue after sort by
    – Amit Bera
    Jan 26, 2016 at 16:17
  • just remove the toolbar code from list.phtml and check
    – Amit Bera
    Jan 26, 2016 at 16:19
  • Woah, okay I found the file and removed the toolbar. But will removing that toolbar not affect other modules? Will it really be okay to remove that? Jan 26, 2016 at 16:28
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    Change the template you use to your own template. Don't use catalog/product/list.phtml and restore the toolbar code back in the list.phtml template. Your display will then be specific to your template, and not affect anything else.
    – ProxiBlue
    Jan 26, 2016 at 16:33

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