Magento 1.x. How to Display Products from the Specific Category on the Home Page

Here you can find the instructions on how to display specific category products on your store home page.
  • Firstly, you should navigate to the Catalog > Manage Categories section.
  • Then select the products’ category you want to display on the Home Page. Remember the category ID.

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  • Then go to the CMS > Pages section. Open to edit the Home page (click the edit button).
  • After that, navigate to the Content tab and paste the following code into the html code block:

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The category_id="4"  stands for your category id. (4 is the desired products’ category ID)

  • In case, you want to set the number of columns, use the following code:

Where the column_count value is the desired number of columns to display.

  • After that, you need to go to System > Permissions > Blocks section.
  • Click on the Add new block button.
  • Then specify the Block Name and allow the Block to use the YES/No dropdown list.
  • Save the block.