Featured products 2.0 – revamped!

Featured products 2.0 – revamped!

One of the most requested feature in Magento is the ability to show featured products on the frontend. The idea is to choose the products that should be featured and display them on the home page or in a separate interface. Previous version had a huge demand. It was downloaded over 28,000 times. We are now presenting an update: Featured Products 2.0.

Featured products give you the ability to choose products that will be shown as “featured” from Magento admin area and depending on the configuration, those products can be shown on separate page on URL (http://yoursite.com/featured-products) or on any other Magento page as a separate block.

Featured products 2.0 features include:

  • Two separate ways to display “Featured products”:
    1. As stand-alone Magento page
    2. As widget-like block that can be inserted anywhere (mostly used for homepage)
  • Rich set of configuration options in Magento admin area
  • New improved user friendly Magento grid interface for Featured products management
  • Defining featured products on Store View level
  • Option to turn On/Off extension from configuration area
  • Option to show/hide price and addToCart button (if need to hide the price)
  • Change sort order for displayed products for CMS block
  • Set the desired number of items to be displayed in CMS block
  • Set the desired number of items per row
  • Define size for displayed product thumbnail images in CMS block
  • Set different layout options for stand-alone page
  • Defining featured products on Store View level
  • Define Meta-title, Meta description and Meta Keywords for standalone page SEO

This extension is improved following user reviews shared on the older version on Magento Connect. I hope that this new version will meet your expectations.

Here I will try to answer some of the most common user questions:


Q: Which Magento versions is the extension compatible with?
A: Featured products v2.0 is compatible with Magento CE 1.6 and greater and EE 1.11 and greater, and for older Magento versions there is an option to download Featured products v1.2.3

Q: How to increase image size in home page featured product?
A: In version 2.0 it is easily done through configuration options from Magento Admin (System|Configuration|Inchoo|Featured products|CMS page widget|Thumbnail image dimension)

Q: I have purchased the “Call For Price” extension which removes the price and add to cart button on the product page. But this extension still shows price and button on home page. Does anyone know how to remove the price and add to cart button on the home page as well?
A: In version 2.0 it is easily done through configuration options from Magento Admin area

Q: Why do I get 404 error every time I access the config?
A: If you even after log-out and log-in again to your Magento admin still get this error, it is necessarily to manually set ACL permissions for admin user through System|Permissions|Roles in order to make it work.

Q: I have added multiple stores in my site, this extension not able to collect data according to store wise. How can i customize this extension, so featured products are displayed according to store wise?
A: This is natively implemented in version 2.0 and you just need to select appropriate Store view when defining featured products through: Catalog|Featured products screen.

Q: How to make Featured products appear on my home page?

  1. After extension installation, it is neccesary to navigate to: CMS|Pages and then click on Home page row in order to edit its content. Make sure to click on row that has “enabled” value.
  2. Click on the tab Content on the left side of the screen and then click on the “Hide editor” button on the center of the screen in order to hide visual HTML editor.
  3. Inside your Home page content HTML add this: {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing”}} and click on the save page button. That should display the block on your home page.
  4. Also make sure that your extension is set to “Active” in System|Configuration area.

The extension is currently being maintained by our Inchooer Zvonimir Buric and is available via his GitHub account. Extension is free, provided as is, without warranty of any kind.

Get Inchoo_FeaturedProducts Magento extension.

Note! This article was revised on Nov 30, 2012. You will notice that some of the comments are older. This is because the original article was posted in 2010 by Tomislav Bilic.

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  1. Seems like my bundle products are not showing up to be pick as featured. Not sure it supports or its my setup. Please help.


  2. Hi i was wondering how i could remove the review links from below each product as it makes the grid layout uneven, currently to remedy this i only show featured products that have no reviews. Also i would like to align the “product name” to the center below the product or ontop of the product image with the current left alignment. Is there any help i could get please?

  3. How can we call featured products by category? what changes we need to make in the source code to achieve this?

  4. Hi Everyone –

    after I copied all the files from the Featured Product package, logout and login done, cache cleared and all the other things mentioned on how to install it I get this error message:

    a:5:{i:0;s:1110:”SQLSTATE[42S22]: Column not found: 1054 Unknown column ‘at_inchoo_featured_product.value_id’ in ‘where clause’, query was: SELECT COUNT(DISTINCT e.entity_id) FROM `catalog_product_flat_1` AS `e`
    INNER JOIN `catalog_product_index_price` AS `price_index` ON price_index.entity_id = e.entity_id AND price_index.website_id = ‘1’ AND price_index.customer_group_id = ‘1’
    LEFT JOIN `catalog_product_entity` AS `at_inchoo_featured_product_default` ON (`at_inchoo_featured_product_default`.`entity_id` = `e`.`entity_id`) AND `at_inchoo_featured_product_default`.`store_id` = 0
    LEFT JOIN `catalog_product_entity` AS `at_inchoo_featured_product` ON (`at_inchoo_featured_product`.`entity_id` = `e`.`entity_id`) AND (`at_inchoo_featured_product`.`store_id` = 1)
    INNER JOIN `catalog_category_product_index` AS `cat_index` ON cat_index.product_id=e.entity_id AND cat_index.store_id=’1′ AND cat_index.visibility IN(2, 4) AND cat_index.category_id = ‘2’ WHERE ((IF(at_inchoo_featured_product.value_id > 0, at_inchoo_featured_product.inchoo_featured_product, at_inchoo_featured_product_default.inchoo_featured_product) = 1))”;i:1;s:5793:”#0 /home/www/web273/html/zamsato/lib/Varien/Db/Statement/Pdo/Mysql.php(110): Zend_Db_Statement_Pdo->_execute(Array)

    It says column missing. Who can help me to correct this? Your help is highly appreciated. Thank you very much. Daniel

  5. Hi,
    I will get the featured product by category.
    If a product in many categories, how can I do? please help me.


  6. Hello,

    Dont know if it is mentioned but here goes :
    i did it with the insert widget in the page editor

    after some coinsidence i found out that it is relevant that the featured products contain “search” for visibility

    i checked it off because i only use 2 products so nothing to search as well i removed search bar etc.

    maybe this is of some help to somebody


    1. You know how I said it was brilliant? I take it all back. Add a new Category and the whole thing disappears. No solution on the web.

    2. Had this problem, a category reindex fixed it, even though it wasn’t specifically called for

  7. hello
    Nice script FeaturedProducts..
    I have install it, clear cache, add 3 products to FeaturedProducts.

    But i can´t see it on the frontend…

    I use magento

  8. My Featured product images are showing the small image oppose to the base image and they aren’t centered within the block. How do I re-size and make the featured product images larger or use the base image and center them on my homepage?

  9. In Magento 1.8 no featured products would shown up on Homepage. So I changed tried to use the “insert widget” button, and that is working perfectly.

    Instead of {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing”}} use the following code to show on homepage:

    {{widget type=”featuredproducts/widget”}}

  10. Clicking on featured product categories generate a 404 error. Example: Fitness Supplements |
    Whey Isolate == We are sorry, but the page you are looking for cannot be found.

    URL Redirect Management has:
    Request Path Target Path
    whey-isolate-12 whey-isolate-9
    whey-isolate-11 whey-isolate-8
    whey-isolate-10 whey-isolate-7

    How can I resolve this issue?

  11. How to get featured products in the side bar?

    Want to be able to select how many items are shown one underneth another.
    The std code does not do this {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing”}}

    please help !!

  12. I installed and {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing”}} this code put in content area but no output in home page. pls help me

  13. Hello,
    I get this error in magento 1.8
    ‘Mage_Core_Exception’ with message ‘Invalid block type: Mage_”featuredproducts_Block_Listing”’ in /chroot/home/site/siyte.com/html/app/Mage.php:594

    Any idea what to do ?

  14. How to add some cell spacing on my home page?
    I tried changing to in my theme folders /templates/inchoo/featuredproducts/block_featured_products.phtml , but it didn’t create any spacing, no matter what I set the cell spacing value to. I have a 5 per row layout … Please help !!

  15. thanks for this module. Strange thing on front. I see all products featured or not, list and home
    magento with 4 products and only 2 are featured.
    attribute has been created, no error in admin. no idea…

  16. Hi,

    I have installed this extension successfully. After saving product as a featured product it will clear all tier prices of that product.

    Please help us on this.


  17. When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment
    is added I get three emails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove people from that service?

  18. I’ve put this {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing”}} in content area and extension is active.
    So far there is no error.

    But question is how to assign a category to this extension?

  19. Hi, could anyone please help change the block_featured_products.phtml from a table to an unordered list? I also want the first list item to have the class=”first” and the last to have the class=”last”.

    I have set the admin to show 5 per row.

    Any help is much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

  20. I have installed this based on the updated info (download the archive) I see Featured Products on the front end but it is not working. Actually none of my products are showing up on the website at all now.

  21. Thank You for writing this plugin! Here’s the issue that we are trying to resolve.

    Current Setup and Product Scope

    Product A -> Visible on Site 1 and Site 2
    Product B -> Visible on Site 1 and Site 2
    Product C -> Visible on Site 1
    Product D -> Visible on Site 1
    Product E -> Visible on Site 2
    Product F -> Visible on Site 2

    We are unable to setup featured products to show

    Products A, C, D on Site 1
    Products B, E, F on Site 2

    Using the Store ID filter and saving the settings. The results always end up being

    Products A, B, C, D on Site 1
    Products A, B, E, F on Site 2.

  22. The plugin is no longer available via the Magento Connect site 🙁

    I’ve used it on a couple of sites, and wanted to use it again, but due this restrictive Magento connect infrastructure which prevents just downloading of a plug in, I can’t use it again.

  23. Goles, any help that you can extend me?
    I am in kind of a fix, need help, posted the problem at stack overflow too, but no help so far

  24. Hello, Featured products is no longer available for downloading at Magento Commerce? We would like to install it to a client’s site.

  25. Hi, i was listing featurd products on homepage, and it was working fine till yesterday, now nothing is being loaded. and the following exception is thrown:

    exception 'Mage_Core_Exception' with message 'Invalid block type: Mage_Featuredproducts_Block_Listing' in C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-12.1\www\magento\app\Mage.php:594
    Stack trace:
    #0 C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-12.1\www\magento\app\code\core\Mage\Core\Model\Layout.php(495): Mage::throwException('Invalid block t...')
    #1 C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-12.1\www\magento\app\code\core\Mage\Core\Model\Layout.php(437): Mage_Core_Model_Layout->_getBlockInstance('featuredproduct...', Array)
    #2 C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-12.1\www\magento\app\code\core\Mage\Core\Model\Layout.php(472): Mage_Core_Model_Layout->createBlock('featuredproduct...', 'FeaturedProduct...')
    #3 C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-12.1\www\magento\app\code\core\Mage\Core\Model\Layout.php(239): Mage_Core_Model_Layout->addBlock('featuredproduct...', 'FeaturedProduct...')
    #4 C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-12.1\www\magento\app\code\core\Mage\Core\Model\Layout.php(205): Mage_Core_Model_Layout->_generateBlock(Object(Mage_Core_Model_Layout_Element), Object(Mage_Core_Model_Layout_Element))
    #5 C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-12.1\www\magento\app\code\core\Mage\Core\Model\Layout.php(210): Mage_Core_Model_Layout->generateBlocks(Object(Mage_Core_Model_Layout_Element))
    #6 C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-12.1\www\magento\app\code\core\Mage\Core\Controller\Varien\Action.php(344): Mage_Core_Model_Layout->generateBlocks()
    #7 C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-12.1\www\magento\app\code\core\Mage\Cms\Helper\Page.php(113): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Action->generateLayoutBlocks()
    #8 C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-12.1\www\magento\app\code\core\Mage\Cms\Helper\Page.php(52): Mage_Cms_Helper_Page->_renderPage(Object(Mage_Cms_IndexController), 'home')
    #9 C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-12.1\www\magento\app\code\core\Mage\Cms\controllers\IndexController.php(45): Mage_Cms_Helper_Page->renderPage(Object(Mage_Cms_IndexController), 'home')
    #10 C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-12.1\www\magento\app\code\core\Mage\Core\Controller\Varien\Action.php(419): Mage_Cms_IndexController->indexAction()
    #11 C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-12.1\www\magento\app\code\core\Mage\Core\Controller\Varien\Router\Standard.php(250): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Action->dispatch('index')
    #12 C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-12.1\www\magento\app\code\core\Mage\Core\Controller\Varien\Front.php(176): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Router_Standard->match(Object(Mage_Core_Controller_Request_Http))
    #13 C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-12.1\www\magento\app\code\core\Mage\Core\Model\App.php(354): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Front->dispatch()
    #14 C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-12.1\www\magento\app\Mage.php(683): Mage_Core_Model_App->run(Array)
    #15 C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-12.1\www\magento\index.php(87): Mage::run('', 'store')
    #16 {main}

    Any help would be appreciated

  26. Hi…
    every readers

    This Extension Work well for me ……
    and For You ..
    You can put following code in CMS Page

    {{block type=”featuredproducts/product_list” name=”featured_product_list” as=”featured_product_list” template=”inchoo/featuredproducts/list.phtml”}}

    Instead of CMS Page Code

    {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing”}}
    Provided by Inchoo
    and to thanks for Inchoo developers

  27. @darko, thanks for the info… i already manage to install the inchoo featured products..
    thanks again.

  28. Dear readers, I have to say that unfortunately, we stopped support on Featured products extension and also extension is removed from Magento Connect. I hope you will understand 🙂 If there will be some changes in the future about this, we will notify you here. Cheers.

  29. Hi guys…
    im trying to install the inchoo featured products and i already ready the instructions, but the problem is the link into magento connect for featured products is deleted.
    So how can i get the extension key? Please help me, is there a way to install it manually without the extension key?

  30. How can i download this extension? Please provide me the downloadable link or extension itself. I used the magento connect manager but it’s not working out for me.

  31. Hi Darko, really great site you guys have here. I always seem to end up here when searching for Magento based queries via Google.

    I can see you have covered a variety of issues regarding installation and I’m not sure if you’ll be able to help, but I thought it was worth a shot.

    Previously I was running version 1.2.3 however I wanted to update to gain the multi store functionality, so I removed the previous version and attempted to install. The installation seems to complete successfully, however after recaching and logging in I can not find the plugin in System > Configuration. The Inchoo section appears, but under Inchoo > General only Notes shows as an installed extension.

    I’m guessing there is some sort of conflict with the previous version, however as I uninstalled this beforehand I am not sure how?

    Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated. I would be more than prepared to pay a member of your team to take a look as you provide such a great free resource.

    Thanks a million.

  32. Hi,

    I have this plugin installed but somehow the “Add to cart” button is displayed over my text so it’s not under the text. Any idea how to solve this?

  33. I used your module in home of my webiste (magento multi-domain), I set featured product attribute, but the module display other products. What happend?

  34. hi,
    how to mass update? i try to import via csv with value ‘Yes’ on colomn ‘inchoo_featured_product’, but no success

  35. @David, as I can see from this log, this appears when somebody opens 404 page. Please take a look at your Magento 404 layout configuration to make sure that block featured products are not included there.

  36. Any clues why this error appears in my exception log every time the plug-in is triggered? Featured Products is working on the site just fine and we LOVE it! Running Mage CE 1.7 and Featured Product 2. I’ve re-installed the plugin using the .tgz file you kindly link to in an earlier reply, cleared cache, re-indexed, all that usual stuff… Any clues would be helpful.

    exception 'Mage_Core_Exception' with message 'Invalid block type: Mage_”featuredproducts_Block_Listing”' in /home/celebrat/public_html/app/Mage.php:594
    Stack trace:
    #0 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Layout.php(495): Mage::throwException('Invalid block t...')
    #1 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Layout.php(437): Mage_Core_Model_Layout->_getBlockInstance('???featuredprod...', Array)
    #2 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Email/Template/Filter.php(164): Mage_Core_Model_Layout->createBlock('???featuredprod...', NULL, Array)
    #3 [internal function]: Mage_Core_Model_Email_Template_Filter->blockDirective(Array)
    #4 /home/celebrat/public_html/lib/Varien/Filter/Template.php(134): call_user_func(Array, Array)
    #5 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Email/Template/Filter.php(502): Varien_Filter_Template->filter('<div class="pag...')
    #6 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Cms/Block/Page.php(100): Mage_Core_Model_Email_Template_Filter->filter('<div class="pag...')
    #7 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Abstract.php(863): Mage_Cms_Block_Page->_toHtml()
    #8 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Abstract.php(582): Mage_Core_Block_Abstract->toHtml()
    #9 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Abstract.php(522): Mage_Core_Block_Abstract->_getChildHtml('cms_page', true)
    #10 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Page/Block/Html/Wrapper.php(52): Mage_Core_Block_Abstract->getChildHtml('', true, true)
    #11 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Abstract.php(863): Mage_Page_Block_Html_Wrapper->_toHtml()
    #12 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Text/List.php(43): Mage_Core_Block_Abstract->toHtml()
    #13 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Abstract.php(863): Mage_Core_Block_Text_List->_toHtml()
    #14 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Abstract.php(582): Mage_Core_Block_Abstract->toHtml()
    #15 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Abstract.php(526): Mage_Core_Block_Abstract->_getChildHtml('content', true)
    #16 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/design/frontend/default/herbal_green/template/page/2columns-right.phtml(48): Mage_Core_Block_Abstract->getChildHtml('content')
    #17 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Template.php(241): include('/home/celebrat/...')
    #18 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Template.php(272): Mage_Core_Block_Template->fetchView('frontend/defaul...')
    #19 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Template.php(286): Mage_Core_Block_Template->renderView()
    #20 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Abstract.php(863): Mage_Core_Block_Template->_toHtml()
    #21 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Layout.php(555): Mage_Core_Block_Abstract->toHtml()
    #22 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Action.php(390): Mage_Core_Model_Layout->getOutput()
    #23 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Cms/Helper/Page.php(137): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Action->renderLayout()
    #24 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Cms/Helper/Page.php(52): Mage_Cms_Helper_Page->_renderPage(Object(Mage_Cms_IndexController), 'no-route')
    #25 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Cms/controllers/IndexController.php(75): Mage_Cms_Helper_Page->renderPage(Object(Mage_Cms_IndexController), 'no-route')
    #26 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Action.php(419): Mage_Cms_IndexController->noRouteAction()
    #27 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Router/Standard.php(250): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Action->dispatch('noRoute')
    #28 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Front.php(176): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Router_Standard->match(Object(Mage_Core_Controller_Request_Http))
    #29 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/App.php(354): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Front->dispatch()
    #30 /home/celebrat/public_html/app/Mage.php(683): Mage_Core_Model_App->run(Array)
    #31 /home/celebrat/public_html/index.php(87): Mage::run('', 'store')
    #32 {main}
  37. @GF, it’s the Quotation marks.

    {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing”}} <—wrong

    {{block type="featuredproducts/listing"}} <–Correct

    See the difference? If not, just copy and paste the correct one.

  38. Hi

    My Magento template uses the code:

    {{block type=”catalog/product_list” category_id=”15″ template=”catalog/product/feature_product.phtml”}}

    to show the featured products but I don’t like it because it shows only the products in 1 category, not a selection.

    I tried replacing that code with: {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing”}}

    But then the featured products won’t show up (they are selected in back-end). Any idea why?


  39. Hi,

    I have this plugin installed but somehow the “Add to cart” button is displayed over my text so it’s not under the text. Any idea how to solve this?

  40. Darko, thanks for the plug and the help you provide with it.

    I’m trying it out right now to see if I can use it, can access the featured-products page but using {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing”}} inside a cms does not work so far. No trace of anything in the source code so I keep looking to find out why.

    One downside to this though, nothing specific to this plug-in I guess, is that when you click on a featured product, it “removes” it from its category.
    In the breadcrumb path, its is just related to the homepage and not the products category.
    Is there a way around it or is it just how Magento works ?

  41. How can i download this extension? Please provide me the downloadable link or extension itself. I used the magento connect manager but it’s not working out for me.

  42. i am using magento 1.7 and default theme and i manually entered
    {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing”}} this line of code but still am not getting any result..someone help me

  43. @Rifki, @Dan, there are sometimes some unexpected behaviors with Magento specially if you have some customized theme or extension. I would like to help you, but, unfortunately, i have to tell you that you have to hire some Magento developer that will take look at your source code and determine what causes this error, as for regular clean magento installation, this extension is working properly. It is too dangerous to give you any advice on how to handle this without looking in your installation’s source code. Hope you understand 🙂

  44. Still get this on the install

    I get this error after install in Connect on EE.

    Exception during cache and session cleaning: Error in file: “/home/magento/public_html/app/code/community/Inchoo/FeaturedProducts/sql/featuredproducts_setup/mysql4-install-1.0.1.php” – SQLSTATE[23000]: Integrity constraint violation: 1062 Duplicate entry ’14-General’ for key ‘UNQ_EAV_ATTRIBUTE_GROUP_ATTRIBUTE_SET_ID_ATTRIBUTE_GROUP_NAME’

  45. Featured products doesn’t show any image, even tough I have put 4 products per line it shows only a single product at a line. Can you please help me asap. Thanks.

  46. I only just started using magento but got it to work, thanks! By the way, the products from the widget seem to be too close together like there is no gap at all. Where do I edit this?

  47. for some reason, no layout or template files have been copied via the downloader?! so i cant move them to my these folder. Is there somewhere where i can download the files from this extension so i can upload them manually myself? many thanks!

  48. Yo Darko, thanks for the wake up call. My issue….. I had not copied this folder


    and all its contents to same location but in my theme ie


    . Thanks for ya help

  49. @Maarten, this feature is not currently possible with this extension version. We could possibly plan that for next release… (Of course, you can put {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing”}} three times but there are no way that you can separate products for each block … ) 🙂

  50. @Matt, please make sure that you copied layout file inchoofeaturedproduct.xml also in your theme folder/layout.
    Make sure that extension is enabled and that output of the extension is not disabled through admin/system/config.
    If nothing works, please hire developer to do that for you. 🙂

  51. I need to show 3 featured products with different titles. Like “game of the month” and “console of the month” and “weekly action”, how can I achieve that?

  52. Please help me. 3 hours and I just can’t get the homepage to show featured products. Running1.7.0.2. Installed latest version from Connect. (Deleted Files Prior as instructed). Pasted advised files (as suggested in connect) into my theme folder. This code is on my homepage:

    {{block type="featuredproducts/listing"}}

    Strangely, before upgrade /featured-products worked, now it doesn’t if that offers any clues. Homepage entry did not work prior to upgrade either.

    ANYONE, would much appreciate it

    Thank you

  53. Ok, the code disappeared, thanks Darko, but now it is not showing anything. I have turned all options to enable.

    1. @Bernard, did you copied inchoo featured theme into your own theme folder? I suppose you have theme different than base/default …

  54. hi, I’m having some trouble inserting the extension to my home page. I just insert the code (as showed in instruction above) but on the frontend of my home page, it just shows : {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing”}}.
    (just the code)

    What i’m I doing wrong?

    1. @Bernard, please just try to write this string manually in admin and not copy / paste. It is possible that quotes are not ok…

  55. Hello there,

    Firstly thanks a lot for this nice extension!!!

    After installing the extension I saw there is “enterprise” folder on app\design\frontend.I’m currently using “Magento ver.” community edison and I dun think that folder is nessesary..
    Is it nessasary?? If i’ll delete that folder does it make any issue??



    1. It is not an issue if you are on CE. This folder is adde to extension for EE Magento users. But it is not an issue to exist on your disk also, so it is not neccesary to delete it 🙂

  56. I’ve installed this extension on Magento and can view the stand alone page with the faetured product so it works fine.

    Please can you tell me how i go about displaying this block into a NON CMS page, for example cart.phtml


    1. @Mark, you should give that to your developer who support the site to implement by modifying templates and layout.

  57. I have moved everything inside the theme, otherwise the page would not appear. The problem is: the block does not want to work anywhere.

  58. Dear Mr @Chemek,
    It is obvious that something weird is happening at your server. To resolve this, you will need to have access to your php error logs to see what error is causing 500. After that you will need somebody to trace it and resolve the problem. I suggest you that you ask the company that gives you support fo your site to look at this. 🙂

  59. @Olga, I suppose that you maybe need to move “featured products” layout and template files in folder where your current theme is installed …

  60. Hi,
    Thank you very much for the extension!

    I have the same problem as Wyatt (17/11/2012), I wonder if you have suggested anything to him.

    Feature Products page is working, but I cannot enter any text in it. CMS block is not working, when I insert it to any other page.

    Kind regards

  61. This is what is happeing whe I go to System/configuration/Featured Products

    Server error
    The website encountered an error while retrieving http://datarus.se/index.php/admin/system_config/edit/section/featuredproducts/key/79a43567c385133420a1fb0cb9f5873a/. It may be down for maintenance or configured incorrectly.
    Here are some suggestions:
    Reload this webpage later.
    HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error): An unexpected condition was encountered while the server was attempting to fulfill the request.

    Its like the page doesnt want to open,.. some permission error or something..

    1. @Chemek, nobody can see your error because it is under your admin protected area. Please paste error code here. 🙂

  62. In block_featured_products.phtml
    there is a line

    <img class="product-img" src="<?php echo $this->helper('catalog/image')->init($_product, 'small_image')->resize($image_size, $image_size) ?>" alt="<?php echo $this->htmlEscape($_product->getName()) ?>" />

    i need to get the base image instead of the small_image. how do i accomplish that?


    1. @Pat, if you go to administration in Catalog -> Attributes -> Manage Attributes you will see attribute codes for images: small_image, image, gallery, so choose what you need and replace “small_image” in current code with for example: “image”.

  63. This extension is working great.But i need to display only 3 featured products on my home page could yopu please help me over this

    1. @surekha, if you have this version (Featured products 2.0) installed, it is simple to configure:
      From admin panel navigate to System->Configuration, locate “Inchoo”->Featured products on the left menu.
      When you click on “Featured Products”, you will have section “CMS Page widget” on the center of the screen and just use “Number Of Items in Main Block” to configure No items shown. And just save configuration (maybe to refresh the cache after that). Hope this helps 🙂

  64. Great extension, thank you very much!

    Can someone please tell me. Is there a way to specify within the blocks how many items are displayed.

    e.g. i want a home page block with 3 items displayed and a seperate CMS page with 20 items displayed

    i have tried the below but it doesn’t seem to work

    {{block type="featuredproducts/listing" template="catalog/product/new-fuc.phtml" productsCount="6"}}
  65. I have tried to install the new version (2.0), but I get the following error:

    CONNECT ERROR: Package ‘Inchoo_FeaturedProducts’ is invalid
    ‘./app/code/community/Inchoo/FeaturedProducts/Block/Adminhtml/Edit/Grid.php’ already exists

    What to do?

    1. @Dennie, it seems that you already have older version installed and you will need to delete all old files first in order to successfully install new one. First backup your current filesystem on web server. Then connect through FTP and delete extension files manually:
      1. Locate app/code/community/Inchoo folder and delete FeaturedProducts and Notes folder from there.
      2. Locate app/design/frontend/default/default/layout folder and delete inchoofeaturedproducts.xml from there
      3. Locate app/design/frontend/default/default/template/inchoo folder and delete featuredproducts folder from there
      4. Locate app/etc/modules folder and delete Inchoo_FeaturedProducts.xml and Inchoo_Notes.xml from there
      5. Locate skin/adminhtml/default/default/images and delete inchoo folder from there.
      6. Locate app/design/frontend/enterprise/default/layout folder and delete inchoofeaturedproducts.xml from there
      7. Locate app/design/frontend/enterprise/default/template/inchoo folder and delete featuredproducts folder from there

      That should be it. After that you should be able to install 2.0 version. Please just DO NOT forget to make BACKUP of your files before deleting any of them :-).

  66. After installing this extension, i cannot login to admin panel. i got this error

    Mage registry key “_singleton/inchoo_notes/feed_updates” already exists

    #0 /home/barut/public_html/hediye/app/Mage.php(222): Mage::throwException(‘Mage registry k…’)
    #1 /home/barut/public_html/hediye/app/Mage.php(476): Mage::register(‘_singleton/inch…’, false)
    #2 /home/barut/public_html/hediye/includes/src/__default.php(20995): Mage::getSingleton(‘inchoo_notes/fe…’)
    #3 /home/barut/public_html/hediye/app/Mage.php(447): Mage_Core_Model_App->dispatchEvent(‘controller_acti…’, Array)
    #4 /home/barut/public_html/hediye/includes/src/__default.php(13663): Mage::dispatchEvent(‘controller_acti…’, Array)
    #5 /home/barut/public_html/hediye/includes/src/Mage_Adminhtml_Controller_Action.php(160): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Action->preDispatch()
    #6 /home/barut/public_html/hediye/includes/src/__default.php(13543): Mage_Adminhtml_Controller_Action->preDispatch()
    #7 /home/barut/public_html/hediye/includes/src/__default.php(17899): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Action->dispatch(‘login’)
    #8 /home/barut/public_html/hediye/includes/src/__default.php(17456): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Router_Standard->match(Object(Mage_Core_Controller_Request_Http))
    #9 /home/barut/public_html/hediye/includes/src/__default.php(20033): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Front->dispatch()
    #10 /home/barut/public_html/hediye/app/Mage.php(683): Mage_Core_Model_App->run(Array)
    #11 /home/barut/public_html/hediye/index.php(87): Mage::run(”, ‘store’)
    #12 {main}

    any solution?

  67. Ah no – seems like the escaping is due to your blog system – hopefully you can see what the issue is though!? It does prevent the example from being implemented correctly until the quotes are re-typed in the Content’s source code.

  68. Nice extension – many thanks
    You need to sort out the quotes in step 3 above though –
    {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing”}}

    They are not true double quotes – so come out like this:
    {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing”}}

    This is what you need I think:
    {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing”}}


  69. Hi Guys, this is a great module.

    One slight issue, I have put the static block into the middle of home page, but how do i center the block….at the moment it seems to left align. I am have 4 products per row and 2 rows.


  70. I got it working in by moving the inchoo folders template and layout from default into my theme folders.

  71. I can’t seem to get any products to show. I have the extension installed, I have added a product to my featured products. When I go to /featured-products I just get a page that has no content. So the rewrite is working, just no products showing. I am using a custom theme, do I need to move some files around?

    Thanks for your extension!

  72. In my browser, copying and pasting

    {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing”}}

    led to Magento text editor escaping the quotes. I had to manually type this to get it to work. I do not know if it’s the text encoding for my browser or the HTML on this page.

  73. I get this error after install in Connect on EE.

    Exception during cache and session cleaning: Error in file: “/home/magento/public_html/app/code/community/Inchoo/FeaturedProducts/sql/featuredproducts_setup/mysql4-install-1.0.1.php” – SQLSTATE[23000]: Integrity constraint violation: 1062 Duplicate entry ’14-General’ for key ‘UNQ_EAV_ATTRIBUTE_GROUP_ATTRIBUTE_SET_ID_ATTRIBUTE_GROUP_NAME’

  74. @Jakob, I am not promising anything, but as soon as we catch some time between projects, we will possibly try to improve the extension so please, stay tuned on this article for updates.
    @NCrypted, You welcome, I hope you succeeded to configure the extension. 🙂

  75. @darko @ivan
    thanks for the solutions guys! i’m using the new_from_date attributes, because we need the products to disaperead from the collection after – lets say – 2 weeks automatically.

    i tried to use the new_from_date attribute as my featured attribute but it didn’t work…

    if you are able to produce an update including the new products function, i could post here a very nice bootstrap tab-slider template i’m working on 🙂 – as an evolution of the categorized featured products…

    greetings jakob

  76. @Jakob

    Additionally, as a helper for your new products we provided you to filter “featured products” by ID range. Hope that this functionality will be helpful for your needs as temp solution!

  77. @Jakob, thanks for the comment! I will try to include this as default functionality in some of the next versions of extension. For now, you could maybe define your new products as Featured and use them. 🙂

  78. Hi there! first of all: this extension works great (on 1.7) and helps allot…
    I even would love to use the same widget for new products because of the possibility to echo product blocks sorted by category…is it possible to include new products, too?

    thanks allot,
    jakob from berlin

  79. @NCrypted, this extension is showing chosen products on homepage. Please use above article and also link on Magento connect to read instructions about installation and configuration. 🙂

  80. Can you please suggest me Magento is provide facility to show special products on home page and if yes then please tell me step to do it. I am new user of Magento.

  81. Extension Featured product revamped and improved! Version 2.0 is available for Magento CE 1.6 , 1.7 and EE 1.11, 1.12. on Magento connect. This article also updated and answered some common questions! 🙂

  82. I can’t get the block to show up on the home page, or anywhere else.

    I have the extension installed well enough, and going to the page /featured-products works fine, so I know it’s nearly working. I just can’t get the block to show up. I’m using Any help with the block code would be much appreciated. Thanks!

  83. The featured products extension was working fine on my site, community 1.7 installation, now the products don’t show up on the homepage anymore. Nothing changed, other than adding some products and attributes. Any ideas? Or anyone had a similar problem?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

  84. Remember when using this extension with a theme other than the default you need to move the files from default/default/template/inchoo into yourtheme/default/inchoo

    Also for me at least I had to chage the file path in the wysiwg from “inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml” to “inchoo/featuredproducts/block_featured_products.phtml”

    Now have it working in 1.7 CE.

    @inchoo great work!

  85. all i get is

    404 Error

    Page not found.

    when accessing any items in menu from congiruation -> inchoo..

    using hellowired theme…
    do we copy the template files to



    as in


    or as in


  86. @Ravi:
    I think you can modify this by doing this:

    First find the block declaration that contains this: (on line 16 of inchoofeaturedproducts.xml by default)


    Then add this just below that line:

    <action method="setColumnCount"><columns>4</columns></action> <!-- set your own number -->

    This SHOULD take care of it, but if not, you can probably use this line inside your list.phtml file:

    $this->setColumnCount( 4 );

    I am not actually using this extension on any sites anymore, so the file lines and/or names may be slightly different than yours if you have done any customization. Just make sure you are setting $_columnCount inside the right area (grid mode or list mode).

    Hope this helps.

  87. Hi Matt,

    Thanks for replying and providing suggestion.

    I have checked file and found that there is no such static numbers to make columns in a row, but
    there is code

    $_columnCount = $this->getColumnCount();

    So for now i just assigns a static value 4 to this, but how can we setup it with admin manageable.

    Or in admin from where this variable is controlled?.

    Any help is appreciated.


  88. @Roland:
    Try using CSS to manage the space between them. Margin and padding can work wonders!

    @T Hughes:
    If formatting it as currency doesn’t work, try looking in the backend and make sure you have your prices and price tiers set up correctly. Magento will not display price tiers that are higher than the “price” attribute shows. This could be causing your problem.

    Not sure what you are asking. If you can give more details, I will be glad to try and help.

    Look in your code at the part that says

    for( $i; $i % 3 != 0; $i++ )

    (or something similar) – this is the part that dictates how many go into an individual row. All this means is that if the count of products in the row divided by 3 has a remainder (meaning it is not a number that is equally divisible by 3) then echo the product. If you change the 3, it will change the number shown in each row. Keep in mind, though, that you will need to change all of the references to “% 3” to whatever you need your number of columns to be.

    Hopefully these suggestions help you all and others!

  89. Hi I am using this extension successfully on my site with 1.7 version.

    I tried to show 2 rows with 4 products in each row in admin, but how there is only two options total products and total rows to show.

    But how can i set number of columns in each row?

    Please help me.

    Thanks in advance.

  90. hi,

    thanks for this extension . how can design for featured product. can u please tell which i can edit

  91. Hi,

    when I try to go do feature products page I got this error:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined method Inchoo_FeaturedProducts_Helper_Data::getPageLabel() in /home/w28999/domains/my_domain.com/public_html/app/design/frontend/maxtheme/default/template/inchoo/featuredproducts/view.phtml on line 11

  92. I have a problem with price of Featured items above £1000 displaying on home page.

    e.g. an item priced at £1,499.99 is showing as £1 on the home page???

    Change this line maybe:


  93. I sell curtains, blinds, and fabrics from my web shop. I can’t use Featured Products to advertise any fabrics or custom-made products because the visitor to the site has to choose at least one custom option for these products.

    I can add the products, but when the visitor clicks on the product the main image doesn’t show. Does anybody know a way around this?

    Thanks in advance! =)

  94. Can somebody tell me how to translate this extension? The method shown on first page is not working. Any details (verified) will be appreciated, thanks in advance.

  95. Hey, I used the

    {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing” }}

    in the content as above, but for the styling, i found the template file which was 2 collumns wide and wrong styling, and copied in from the template file for the ‘new products’ template which was 3 columns wide with site styling.
    Now, the Featured Products, at the top of the page, look like the ‘New Products’ below it.

  96. hi,’
    I will been using the Featured Products extension with Magento Version 1.1.3 The products are not horizontal aligned in the center and the horizontal spaces between the products are not equal.

  97. I’ve been using the Featured Products extension with Magento 1.4.1 and we’re in the process of upgrading to 1.7.

    Looking on MagentoConnect it does not indicate that its compatible with 1.7. Can you let me know if it will work with 1.7?

  98. Is there a patch out for this module (which used to work well but is broken is 1.7)? I would rather implement an official patch or upgrade then troubleshoot with messy code. Please advise.

  99. inchoo,
    thank for the extension. Please, kindly, add a ‘usage section’ to the readme to save some unexperienced users some trouble (i spend some time reading all comments, troubleshooting typos an path problems regarding your posted usage of the “block display”. My suggestion is:

     1. Mark Articles as featured in the designated interface:
      BE: admin menu: Catalog > Featured Products
     2. You can view featured products page on url: www.yourstore.com/featured-products/
     3. You can add a block to a CMS Page (e.g. Home Page) this way:
      {{block type="featuredproducts/listing" template="inchoo/featuredproducts/block_featured_products.phtml"}}
      or using your own theme-template file:
      {{block type="featuredproducts/product_list" name="featured_product" as="featured_product_list" template="catalog/product/list.phtml"}}

    Thank you very much for your time and effort.

  100. Hello, first of all thanks for this great extension. I have got this working. But just one thing. The special price is not being updated properly in the homepage. Upon the expiry date, the price should return to normal price. But I have to do it manually in the homepage. The price showing correctly in the product page after expiry date.

  101. I fix problem can’t load next page or change item display per page in magento 1.6.2.

    Change function __construct file grid.php with this code

    public function __construct() {

    Hope this help…

  102. Hi, all.

    i put this code {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing” template=”inchoo/featuredproducts/block_featured_products.phtml”}} and i cant see in the home page.

    but de page featured-produts it ok!

    what i do wrong?.

    sorry to my english….


  103. Hi,

    Wow – Thanks for the quick response!

    I am currently getting null

    $video1 = $_product->getData(‘videoEmbedCode’);
    echo var_dump ($video1);
    $video_2 = $_product->getVideoEmbedCode();
    echo var_dump ($video2);

    I have check the attribute code, value, visible on product view page frontend
    I have also only have 1 item with videoEmbedCode which has a value of

    I think its something to do with adding it to the object. I think its the code on the listing.php page where it needs to be added to the collection.

    Approx line 47


    SO that it looks like

    ->addAttributeToFilter(‘inchoo_featured_product’, 1, ‘left’)

    But when I do that I get an error.

    Any ideas would be highly appreciated

  104. Hi

    Is there a way to include the category-path in the url as well (frontpage block).

    At the moment the url looks like this:

    I’d like to have it more like this:

    I’ve been trying to change the file located in:

    <a href="getProductUrl() ?>…

    does anyone know hot to optimize that?

    thank you

  105. @Sammi:
    If you look in block_featured_products.phtml, you should see this code around line 12:

    <?php $i=0;$row=0; foreach ($_products->getItems() as $_product): ?>

    As long as you do it between that foreach tag and it’s closing tag on line 45, you can use $_product.

    In your case, locate where you want it to be in the html and then use:

    <?php $_product->getVideoembedcode(); ?>

    OR (if that doesn’t work):

    <?php $_product->getData('videoembedcode'); ?>

    Hope this helps.

  106. I love the module, is it possible to add an attribute text or textarea and for it to show up on the block added to the front page. For it to be called using $_product->getAttribute();

    For example a video html code attribute called ‘videoembedcode’. To call it using $_product->getVideoEmbedCode(); Like when you do it on the product page.

    What code do I need to add?

  107. Hi all,

    Although I really like this extension it’s not working for me. I have Magento installed. I added block_featured_products.phtml to app/design/frontend/default/theme/inchoo. In the backend it’s working and if I go to http://aquathuis.enigma-webdesign.nl/featured-products/ I see the featured products. I added {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing” template=”inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml”}} to my homepage but still nothing… what am I doing wrong?

  108. Hello,
    Your module rocks. but there is one problem with me.It somtimes shows the products and sometime not. What I did is to disable and enable the product to make it visible on the front-end.
    Any idea why is it so


  109. i need to display featured product based on category …is it possible how to get the product collection based on category…please help me

  110. Hi all,

    I’ve installed this plugin into my magento version and this really looks good. The only thing that is not shown, is the add to cart button. Does anyone has a solution for this?

    Thank you in advance!

  111. Hi,

    This extension work like a charm for me! thx alot, but I need to adding radio buttons on admin html, somebody know where I can place the code?

    I think I should place the code on:
    but I don’t know in which function I should place the radio button.

    any ideas?

  112. Hi, I’ve installed your extension for featured products. It’s in my App>community folder but not showing in admin..any ideas why?

  113. Hello I have a strange behaviour:
    looking at code I have found that
    $_products = $this->getProductCollection()
    returns me an empty collection even if there are featured products.

    If I change this to something like
    $_products = Mage::getResourceModel(‘catalog/product_collection’)->addAttributeToSelect(array(‘name’))->addFieldToFilter(‘inchoo_featured_product’, array(‘eq’ => ‘1’));
    it returns me the featured products.

    Anyone could explain me why the default plugin code $this->getProductCollection() fails?

  114. Is there any way I can install this extension twice and have two separate “featured products” blocks? I would like to have one block for seasonal products and one for special deals. Thanks

  115. I tried everything, nothing worked until I double checked the file structure on the server and found that in my case one thing was missing – the /featuredproducts/ folder.

    So I changed the original code (note the corrected quotes)

    {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing” template=”inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml”}}


    {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing” template=”inchoo/featuredproducts/block_featured_products.phtml”}}

    and it did work for me.

  116. I installed on, checked featured products, but I am getting error 404 in configuration-inchoo pages. Is there anything I can do to make this work for me?

  117. Hi,

    I found your fantastic featured plugin for magento.
    There’s only one thing I can not get fixed.
    The products are not horizontal aligned in the center and the horizontal spaces between the products are not equal.
    You can check it at http://www.antroposofischepoppen.nl/

    Running on Magento
    Is this a known errror? Do you know how to fix it?

    Thanks !

  118. If you are having trouble with it showing on the home page use this, worked for me. ver 1.6.1

    {{block type=\”featuredproducts/product_list\” name=\”featured_product\” as=\”featured_product_list\” template=\”catalog/product/list.phtml\” }}

  119. Hi,
    Just added this extension to V1.5.1 but having a few issues.
    On the front end the products do appear but the image size coming up is the full image size not the tumb nail size set as 80×80, can you help fix this issue?

    Also in the admin section once I select a product to be featured and save it, it adds it to the featured product but removes the Std VAT to No VAT, how to fix this issue?

    pls help ASAP, as this is on a live site.

  120. I have this working just fine with however if my partner changes the selected featured products on his computer, nothing saves. On my computer everything works fine. Please help.

  121. to all who want to uninstall: run extension manager and uninstall the extension here. but theres one entry left in the database. table “eav_attribute”. find “inchoo” and delete the row. you are done!

  122. Great work, Thanks a lot! Works fine in, but how can I truncate the product name in the “block_featured_products” ?
    My Names are too long, so I need to shorten it.
    Can someone please help?

  123. I know why it does not work for some people, and is a stupid thing.

    Watch out for the ” when you paste the code in the home content:

    {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing” template=”inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml”}}

    Magento transforms your commas to a diferent sign (like a italic comma o something like). You only have to retype ” manually the four commas and It works fine. 😉

    Excuse my english

  124. Hi Matt,

    I found that I can alter the number of items per row through the admin panel. It is currently set to 5 but it is not creating a new row for items more than 5.


  125. Hi Matt,

    Thanks for the response; however, what exactly should I change? I have been playing around with that portion of the code but nothing seems to be happening. If I want 5 items per row and 4 rows, what should I alter?

    Thank you,

  126. I forgot to add that you can edit that part of the code by going to app/design/frontend/enterprise/default/template/inchoo/featuredproducts/block_featured_products.phtml

  127. I am pretty sure you can set the number of products per row by altering this line of code:

    <?php $i++; if($i==$this->getItemsPerRow()): ?>

    You can set


    to whatever you want the number of items in a row to be and it should create a new row automatically after it reaches that number. I ended up using a custom solution when this one didn’t work, but that is essentially the same code that I changed to get 2 rows of 4 items each in the one that I used.

    Hope that helps!!

  128. Working well on 1.6. Has anyone set it up to span multiple rows?

    Currently I have it set up for 5 products per row, how can I get it to create a new row if there are more than 5 featured products?

    Thank you for the great extension!

  129. I think i solved the home page thing. I uninstalled some extensions, like 10 of them which i didn’t use anymore, mostly related to cms pages and now this module works

  130. Having the same issue with not being able to show the featured products on the Home page.

    Tried rewriting the code manually in the home page’s content area but no success.

    using magento 1.4.2

  131. I get a 403 error “You don’t have permission to access…Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request..

    This happens when I try to save a product as featured, I’m using
    Any help? Thanks

  132. Running on 1.5.1. Whenever I add an item with tier pricing to the featured products list it deletes tiered pricing. I’ve noticed a few other people have had this same problem, any resolution or thoughts?

  133. [quote]
    After i tranfer to another server. This extension stop working.

    The problem wad that some URL KEY’s was blank, so the product don’t show on extension

  134. To anyone having trouble getting the block_featured_products to display, HERE IS THE SOLUTION:

    Insert into your desired reference (e.g. ‘content’ ):

    <block type="featuredproducts/listing" name="featured_product_list" as="featured_product_list" template="inchoo/featuredproducts/block_featured_products.phtml" />

    If you put it in ‘content’ (which is in ‘page.xml’), then the block will be displayed with the


    code in your phtml files.

    If you want to put it inside a custom reference, it will work fine, just remember to create the reference first. and display as normal (refer to https://inchoo.net/ecommerce/magento/custom-reference-structural-block/ for info on how to create a new reference).

    Problem solved. ^_^

  135. don’t show on ver

    /featured-products/ are showing items, but don’t show on homepage with provided code.

    blank. looks like problem in syntax

  136. hi i am getting in my home page problem. i gave my website url so pls check it once and how to add my products and header banner in my home pls give me an suggestion

  137. Great extension, i love it

    the only problem is that when i save a product from the products->featured production screen all the attributes from the products are set to the default value. Is there a way to fix this ?

  138. If you’re getting a 404 error on the configuration page in Magento version, be sure to clear cache, log out of the admin, and then login again. This fixed it for me. (Making changes to adminhtml.xml did not seem to work.)

  139. my home page content like:

    {{block type=”catalog/navigation” template=”catalog/navigation/vert_nav.phtml”}}

    {{block type=”catalog/product” template=”catalog/product/new.phtml”}}

    Best Selling Products

    {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing” template=”inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml”}}

    but feature product and new product not showing, but var nav is showing. product which are set as feature and new , all are enable, in stock. please help, I am using basic theme.magento version 1.6. please help. its urgent.

  140. Kris, how did you get it to work on 1.6? I have tried everything up to your comment. Thanks in advance.

  141. @Surajit

    I’m runnig it on 1.6 and it works brilliantly (apart from the CSS issues I’m having which don’t relate to the Magento version)


  142. Hello

    i am new in magento
    i want to show my some categories in home page

    i try so much thing but not done so plz give me some guidance as soon as possible

    Thank You

  143. Hi,

    Fantastic extension, thanks. It works a treat but there are some cosmetic tweaks I’d like to implement (spacing out the products and hiding the ‘Add to Basket’ buttons) but I’m having real problems with applying CSS, most settings just get ignored, any ideas?



  144. hi, is this compatible with 1.6? I have just upgraded the core and lost functionality with your extension..

    can you let me know?


  145. try reindexing your data… worked for me. Though I didn’t have a 404 error I just couldn’t see any of the featured products on my home page.

  146. how can i remove the little navigation above the products? in my case the button “home” here appears. i can’t find anything in block_featured_products.phtml..

  147. I installed it on and it works fine at backend but for I can’t see the Featured Product block on Frontend. What do I need to do to make it appear on Frontend?

  148. Make you log out of admin after installing the module and this should fix the 404 error.

    Also, don’t copy paste the code from the blog post as it will put smart quotes instead of straight quotes, causing it to fail.

    Last, make sure you copy the template files to your custom template folder if you’re using one, make sure your products have images, are in stock and enabled.

  149. Same here, doesn’t work with 1.5.1.
    Tried Rodrigo’s solution.
    Still error 404 !
    Anybody can help ?

  150. Doesn’t work with 1.5.1 and the solution of Rodrigo didn’t work. Always error 404.. What can I do 🙁 ? Anybody an idea?

  151. Is there a way to retrieve the larger resolution picture instead of “small_image”? tried to change to “image” but didn’t work

    src="<?php echo $this->helper('catalog/image')->init($_product, 'small_image')->resize(285, 150) ?>"
  152. I’m using Magento 1.5.1 and have a problem where the featured products disappear when I import product data into Magento. The porducts are still checked as featured but they are just not showing in the frontend.

    Any solutions would be gratefully received.

  153. I noticed on magento connect that you have the enterprise version listed as a free module too. When I downloaded it in Magento connect, it ended up being the same version as the community edition. Is that correct or is the link not set correctly?

  154. @Rodrigo:
    app/code/community/Inchoo/FeaturedProducts/etc/adminhtml.xml <= pasted your code in:
    not working, blank page when going into configuration / Backend…

  155. Hello,

    I`m sorry about my last post, it`s incomplete.

    To fix the 404 Page error at Admin you have to create adminhtml.xml at app/code/community/Inchoo/FeaturedProduct/etc/ and add this:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
              <featuredproduct translate="title">
                <title>Featured Products</title>
                        <featuredproducts translate="title" module="featuredproducts">
                          <title>Featured Products</title>

    I hope this helps.

  156. Rodrigo,

    do we have to create the folder FeaturedProduct/etc/

    it does not exist already…

    what is the full path?

  157. To fix the 404 Page error at Admin you have to create adminhtml.xml at FeaturedProduct/etc/ and add this:

    Featured Products

    Featured Products

  158. I just installed this in and when I go to config>featured products I get a 404 page error.

    What did I do wrong? Has anyone got it to work in yet?

    I am using multiple stores with and without multiple websites.

  159. Hi, I installed this extension on my local pc through Magento connect. But after installing it nicely, I do not see any featured product. Please guide me besides installation, what other steps I need to do and where shall i see featured products. thanks a lot

  160. @cobay in http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/Inchoo/extension/2513/featured-products/reviews#reviews

    My Admin Config is as in the following.
    System > Configuration > Catalog > Flat Catalog Category is set to “YES”.
    System > Configuration > Catalog > Flat Catalog Product is set to “YES”.

    Featured Product Filterring on magento v1.4.1.1 is NOT work with conditions as above.

    After Cliicking Admin panel > Catalog > Featured Product, I checked a few products on list.
    but, Products in featured product block of main page is all displayed other products beside selecting one.

    [My Debugging Code]
    The addAttributeToFilter(‘inchoo_featured_product’, 1, ‘left’) method in app/code/community/Inchoo/FeaturedProducted/Block/Listing.php is not filterable.

    Of course, “inchoo_featured_product” attribute in admin panel > catalog > manage attribute is exists. but, the method isn’t filter.

    Isn’t it supposed to be showed up on screen only the product specified ?
    Isn’t it worked on flat catalog mode ?

    I have changed admin-configuraion as below.
    System > Configuration > Catalog > Flat Catalog Category is set to “NO”.
    System > Configuration > Catalog > Flat Catalog Product is set to “NO”.


    1) go to: Catalog -> attributes inchoo_featured_product

    2) and change value: used in product listing to “yes” save attribute

    3) refresh “Product Flat Data index” (I’ve had to try twice )

    look your store 🙂

  161. Never mind my question about displaying the product’s category as the name. The product name was not displaying and I added some code to do that instead.

  162. Does this work in as i had to install v2 and it said it didn’t support it but it installed, it didn’t create the directories – all i found was the templates one not created dunno about others and its not showing up when enabled and products added to the homepage, any reason? I used this successfully for

  163. hi there, an excellent extension indeed. products are perfectly showing up on home front. but i m running in to a problem..(lack of my knowledge ) when i go to configuration ->featured products.. its 404 Error , i didn’t understand what i did wrong in here… i am using version ..

  164. Still loving your extension!
    If I wanted to add the manufacturer name (from the attribute Manufacturer) to the Featured Products display (above the price block), could I accomplish this by editing block_featured_products.phtml or would there be more to it? (My PHP skills are not that strong…)
    Thank you!

  165. I installed your Featured Products module in Magento 1.5, but when I assign Random in Sort By in Main Block, every products are shown randomly, not only the featured.
    When I use Last added everything is fine.
    What happens?

  166. Running the featured products plugin on my home page and i love it except for the fact that i cant get the product to show up in a grid to even out spacing. Can someone please help I have looked through the comments and can’t find a direct answer. Again how do you set you featured products so that they are in columns and rows spaced evenly. Thanks!!

  167. I have 1.5 and it works for me as long as I place the files in my theme folder instead of having them in the default folder which they are installed.

    Thanks Guys!

  168. Hello,

    Thanks for the useful extension! 🙂
    I have installed and it works fine with 1.4.2. I would like to change the size of the thumbnail displayed on the frontpage.
    How do I go about to do it? Thank you!

  169. Hello,

    Your product work fine on 1.4.2, but i notice a bug with tier price. When i select in the Feature product a product and save, the extension kill the tiers price.

    Have you an idea why ?

    Thank you

  170. In reply to the 404 for System->Configuration->Featured products in Magento 1.5 (Simon Greer 10-3-2011).

    Clear cache and log out of the admin. Log in back again and gone is the 404 !


  171. Hello!

    First of all thanks a lot for this great extension!

    I got it up and running on two Magento 1.4.1 websites.
    Now i implemented the extension on 1.4.2

    But now it just shows four random products and not only the featured ones…. So all my products are featured! And i got no clue how to solve it.

    Please help me out!

    Thanx a lot in advance!


  172. Hi, I’m having the same problem as Hridaya – I’m using 1.5, and it works perfectly, but the featured products section in the admin config goes to a 404. Does anyone know how to resolve this?


  173. Hi I want to move this from the homepage to appear on everypage, so move it to header.phtml but in a specific place as i have other code i want to go below it but how do i do it?


  174. Thanks for the tip m4t but I still have problems about it…

    I’ve added in config.xml inside


    this code

                            <featuredproducts translate="title" module="featuredproducts">
                                <title>Featured Products</title>

    And the checbox appeared inside the groups permissions page. I could check or uncheck the value and it’s saved by Magento.

    But when a user login in the admin area he still cannot see the button Featured Products inside Catalog.

    What am I missing?

    PS: in all recent modules this instruction are not inside config.xml but in adminhtml.xml

  175. You don’t need a fix, you’ve to add the url in permissions management.

    Open another core module config.xml and see examples: looking for



    			<cpa ...

    These 2 configurations do the trick! 😉

  176. Hello, I have a couple of users with access to backend and I have categorized them in groups.

    When I edit the permissions about a group I cannot see the “Featured products” checkbox in the enable/disable tree, so I cannot give access to featured products page to them.

    Anyone has a fix for it?

  177. Many Magentoers are looking for an alternative to the since v1.4 deprecated FEATURED PRODUCTS BY CATEGORY cms block.

    You can achive this however by using the INCHOO FEATURED PRODUCTS extension with some slight adjustments .

    1) copy the inchoo block_featured_products.phtml module to your own theme folder at app/design/frontend/default/my-theme/template/inchoo/

    2) add a category filter to the template:

    <?php $category = Mage::getModel('catalog/category')->load(CATEGORY-ID); ?>

    In above line CATEGORY-ID should be replaced with the number that represents the category that you wish to filter (can be found when editing a category in the backend)

    3) change the following line of code:

    <?php if (($_products = $this->getProductCollection()) && $_products->getSize()): ?>


    <?php if (($_products = $this->getProductCollection()->addCategoryFilter($category)) && $_products->getSize()): ?>

    4) rename the template to include the category you want to filter. Ie. block_featured_products_category1.phtml

    5) insert following code block to CMS page – often the homepage-

    {{block type="featuredproducts/listing" template="inchoo/block_featured_products_category1.phtml"}}

    And you’re set!

    You can repeat this at many times as you want, enabling you to show featured products from different categories in different blocks at your homepage.
    Off course you first have to make them featured in the backend with the INCHOO FEATURED PRODUCTS EXTENSION .

    Hope this will help someone just like INCHOO saved me a bunch of time that I could use to make this up.


  178. Hey all,

    I am trying to align my prices and buttons on the featured products block. To achieve this I wish to add 2 bits of code.

    1. Create a new div tag to wrap the product name…

    #myCo-product-grid-name { height: 65px; }

    2. To

    <div id="myCo-product-grid-name"><h5><a href="<?php echo $_product->getProductUrl() ?>" title="<?php echo $this->htmlEscape($_product->getName()) ?>"><?php echo $this->htmlEscape($_product->getName()) ></a></h5></div>

    This is all from the following link:

    Where do I need to add this code?
    Can someone please point me to the file and line I need to add it to.


  179. Oh another note, I have two follow up questions I hope someone can help.

    1) How can I get the image frame with the Featured Products on the home page. I notice mine is missing.

    2) How can I resize the featured product images?

  180. I finally got it to work. I totally forgot to add the codes in the home page. Sorry, I’m a noobie. =)

  181. This installed fine and it shows in the backend but my products will show in the frontend. Feature item is set to true on the backend.

  182. Thanks for a great work.
    I have installed your ext on the test site and it worked great, and even modified the block a bit (mag v
    But when I installed it on the productions site, I got empty space between header and footer of the admin, meaning there is blank space where the ext content suppose to be. Have checked permissions and even changed and tested them – nada. The only difference between the 2 site is that one that has the problem has a CDN (one pick ext.) and secured admin.
    Any ideas?

  183. @Tomas Thank for your reply, althought the ownership now is apache, it is still not appears. Any other idea? 🙁

  184. @Steve Since your permission on all directories (assuming files too?) has 775 permission, my wild guess is that your web server is not owner of those files and directories set to 775. sftp user or ssh user, root or someone similar might have been used to set those permissions, so I guess you should change ownership to apache user. Please someone correct me if I’m wrong.

  185. Hello, great module!

    It was working great for me but suddenly dissappeared from home page. The only thing i have change is the folder permissions to 755 for all folders. Do you have any idea where is the issue?


  186. @idris: you could edit the Featured Products block template file that you could find in: /app/design/frontend/*/*/template/inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml

  187. i have installed this extension its working fine… but i need to modify the button name and i have to add a new column for special price… how can i do it

  188. I installed it on Magento 1.4, and it works perfectly until I turn flat catalog products on.

    Is there a chance to get this extension working with flat catalog products.

  189. Can someone please tell me how to manually & fully uninstall this extension?

    I am using flat catalog products which is not compatible with this extension.

    Uninstalling the extension via MagentoConnect doesn’t seem to do the trick. The admin panel still displays ‘Featured Products’ in the dropdown menu under ‘Catalog’.

    Running Magento

  190. Encountering some “buggy” issues in

    (1) Using the Block: How do you get the selected Catalog >> Featured Products to show up in the block? All I can get is the New or Random to show.

    (2) On the http://www.toggle.co.nz/featured-products/ page I get my entire catalog being pulled through.

    I’m thinking this may because I tried to do a manual install, as the Magento Connect continued to fail (got no response to previous post). However, in the Admin panel the selected 30 products are all setup.

    Any ideas?

  191. Does anyone have the original source code, as my Magento Connect fails:

    ERROR: failed to mkdir /var/www/toggle.co.nz/skin/adminhtml/default/default/images/inchoo

    I’ve changed all the file permissions, but still no joy. Even made the directory for it, but it does not pick this up.

    Using Mage


  192. @nafnaf1000

    – Have you checked from administration backend that in the product edit page the “featured” fileld is correctly set to false/true?
    – In magmi have you enabled the reindex plugin? Otherwise after an import you have to reindex the product manually.
    – If you create a product from backend (a new one, not imported) and you set its “featured” field, the product appears in your homepage accordingly to the setting?

  193. @Riccardo

    Thank you for your reply.

    So maybe you can help me understand something. Why are all new imported item coming to the home page ????? when they are NOT featured???

  194. @nafnaf1000: I’m using this extension with magmi and it’s working fine 🙂
    I’ve added in the imported .csv a column called “inchoo_featured_product” where its value could be 1 or 0 (as number, so he could see it as boolean).

  195. Hey, this is a nice extension but is not working for me as all item are being marked as featured when I import my item through with magmi…

    How do I remove all of this Extensions files and from database so I can install it later.


  196. Will someone tell me please where is the “Featured Products” css file? How do I adjust font type, size and color (mostly concerned with color), so that the Inchoo default blue font matches my sites’ overall design? I tried to play with boxes.css file, but no luck. I use a custom made template, not a generic one (but that should not matter, I suppose).

    Thanks in advance!

  197. Does it work on Magento
    I’ve inserted {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing” template=”inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml”}} on my page but nothing is displayed.

  198. Hi,
    If I put a simple product which is not visible in the catalog into the featured products, it’s status will become visible in the catalog and its configurable attribute will be changed.
    The reason my simple product is hidden is that its part of a configurable product….
    Any way around that?

  199. Hello everyone,

    is there a possibility to show the “Shop-By” Block within my Featured-Products when I’ve selected 3columns.phtml?


  200. Hey,

    This seems like the right module for our site! We need a featured products function that can be separated into different store views. However, when I try to edit a specific store view in the tool provided with the module I get an error (admin area). Anybody else having this problem? Need acute help.

    Thanks in advance,


  201. I like the extension, but I wanted the table cells to all be the same size, so I made this tweak – in /app/design/frontend/default/default/template/inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml
    on line 21, where it says [code][/code]
    I changed it to [code]<td width="getItemsPerRow(); ?>%” >[‘code’]
    This automatically sets each column to a fixed % based on the number of rows. May not work with odd sizes and decimals, but I use 5 and it sets it to 20% like a charm!

  202. If you’re using 1.4 and they don’t show up in your front page then you might be missing the files in your correct theme folders.

    The extension installs the files in the app/design/frontend/default/default/ folders and not necesarily in your theme folders.
    So for instance if you use a theme that’s installed in app/design/frontend/base/*yourtheme*/ where *yourtheme* is the name of the theme you’re using such as theme041 or some other thing like that then you need to do this:

    copy the follwing files:


    copy those files to your


    where *yourtheme* is the name of the theme you’re using such as theme041 or some other thing like that.

    Open app/design/frontend/base/*yourtheme*/layout/inchoofeaturedproducts.xml and change:
    2columns-left.phtml to whichever you are using. The options are: 1column.phtml, 2columns-left.phtml, 2columns-right.phtml and 3columns.phtml

    System->Configuration->Design->Layout->Design->Custom Layout window select the right theme like for instance base-theme041 if your theme is named theme041
    Select the number of colums in the custom layout grop menu and paste the following inside the window:

    type over the ” quotation signs manually to make sure they’re the simple ” ones and not the opening and closing ones

  203. I’ve installed the extension. I set some product correctly and i put the code with che correct bracket in the content of the homepage.
    Using the debug (displaying path and name of the block) i can see that it load the module, but it doesn’t show any product.
    Any idea?

  204. I installed this extension. ^^

    It’s very helpful for me. ^^

    In my shop, featured products is displayed before new products block.

    I want to display new products block at first.
    featured products : later..

    I moved the code of featured to custom desgin with change.
    ex. {{ –> <

    but it shows only error.
    how can I get what I want ? ^^
    thanks.. ^^

    Contents :
    {{block type="featuredproducts/listing" template="inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml"}

    Custom design :



  205. Thanks to everyone for all the help. I was able to set up Featured Products the way I wanted to! Thanks!

    Quick question… When is the “Featured Products css file? How do I adjust font type, size and color (mainly color)? I tried to play with boxes.css file but no luck. I use a custom made template, not a generic one.

  206. Hi,
    I have problems as follows in my live server,But when i try to configure in my local everything work fine:
    – admin works fine
    – direct url to /featured-products not working
    – {{block …}} in home page or any other not generating any html

    I have searched form google full day i cant able to get the solution,Please help me if any one knows.

    Thanks in Advance

  207. Hi there

    I’m trying to style the block so that it fits in nicely on the frontpage of my website. I’d like to know where the code is generated from? I need to change things like thumbnail size, which attributes appear and what extra code is generated to style correctly.

    Superb extension by the way, thanks for the hard work.


  208. Hello,
    I like your extension . it would be great if I could have a from / date option – so I would not have to remember to “un-feature” the products.

    thank you!!

  209. Hi,

    I have installed the module via magento connect but wen t back into my admin panel and cannot find featured products under catalogue?

  210. Hello,
    I’m using Magento and am getting the same problem as Carol Blevins had:

    “Invalid Attribute: inchoo_featured_product” when I try to go to Catalog->Featured Products

    It looks like the attribute doesn’t get created for me. I tried re-installing, logging in logging out, re-saving the admin role, re-indexing everything.

    So I tried creating the attribute myself, using the attribute settings Domagoj Potkoc mentioned, and I can now get to Catalog->Featured Products, but inchoo_featured_products doesn’t show up as an attribute for my products…. so I can’t set anything to be a featured product…

    Anyone know what’s going on?

  211. Hello, is there another way of installing besides through magento connect, when I try to install the extension it goes to “Please wait, preparing for updates…” then the screen goes black and it won’t do anything, then if try to navigate away from the page I get this message:

    “Are you sure you want to navigate away from this page?

    There are PEAR processes running.
    If you will close the window or navigate away from the page, installation will be interrupted.

    Press OK to continue, or Cancel to stay on the current page.”

    Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.

  212. When a template for the category is set differently then the base template, featured product does not load the category template when you first click on the featured product on the front page. It loads the base template.

    Only if I first go to the product through the menu, and I go back to the front page and click on the featured product, does it load the correct template.

    Also, the breadcrumb paths show Home/product instead of Home/category/product.

    How to fix so that the correct template for the category is used?

  213. @TTC, experienced the same issue by default the module templates will be installed under /app/design/frontend/default/default/template/Inchoo

    I fixed this by making a copy of … template/Inchoo into my other view folder … /default2/default/template/Inchoo

  214. Great module – Exactly what most people are after.

    Few install issues with

    1) SQL Error (Foreign Key Restraint) on install from Magento Connect.
    2) Having to enable Product Listing view on Attribute
    3) WordPress code paste adding non-unincoded characters on double quotes. I’ve experienced this before with code from you guys.
    4) Admin configuration empty (log out log back in fix)
    5) The template itself is pretty vanilla – why not just include pre-existing grid or list layouts by default, with this code commented for anyone wanting to customize?

    Either way – I was able to add featured products for a client in less than an hour of work. Always top-notch stuff fella’s!

  215. As shmk asked:

    I’m using you’re plugin and it works nicely as administrator.

    But I’m trying to add a user role that could manage your page “Featured Products”. In the “Role Resources” subpage inside the Role Information” page I could see the menu voice “Featured Products” inside System -> Configuration but the “Featured Prodcuts” inside Catalog is missing.

    Is my install broken? Is it a bug? Is there a fix?

  216. I tried to manually transfer this extension into a magento testsite but the featured product submenu wont appear, also in configuration.. but it appears in “disable module ouput”… I copied the extension and put it in app>code>local and the Inchoo_FeaturedProducts.xml in the app>etc>modules… Is there something lacking?

  217. Don’t copy the block right away, this is a wordpress so it makes ” out of “. looks the same, but isn’t

    Copy the Block in an editor of your choice and edit the ” to ” and it works like charm.

  218. I have a same case with kenny
    i pasted the code

    {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing” template=”inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml”}}

    into home – content
    i can view the product in “featured-products”
    but it doesn’t show in home page,
    i am using

    this extension is good, just not work

    thanks a lot

  219. Yes you should be able to. In your admin area go to Catalog > Manage Products. Find the product you want to add from whatever category and edit it to set as Featured Product. There should be a Featured Product dropdown option on every product under the general tab.

    Hope this helps!

  220. hi vinny,

    thanks for reply, my requirement is that i want to make different link of each category for example:
    feature product from computer (link 1)
    feature product from cell phone (link 2) etc….

    can i do that

    muzafar ali

  221. Michael,

    a simple way to do that is by changing the layout of the products page. In order to do that, go to Catalog > Manage Categories. If you wish to change the layout of all pages, click on Default Category then on the Custom Design Tab. Select the layout you want from the Page layout drop down. The 2 columns with right bar layout usually work well.

  222. Muzafar, try creating a new category with the products you want to display. Alternatively, you can manually select the products from each category you wish to display. To do that, navigate to Catalog > Manage Products, select the product you want and under the general tab should be a drop down for “Featured Product” select YES.

  223. I am using this o show one colum of featured products in the left side bar

    how can I make it not show on the product details page though?

    any help appreciated

  224. Hi,

    Very good extension, i want to show features product by category not over all store product, this feature available in this extenstion, if not then please guide how i do that,

  225. Hi,

    Verry nice extension, but i have a problem.
    In admin, when i check a product and i click on Save Featured Product the product not appear checked. In local that it is work verry good.
    Can you help me?

  226. @kenny and @Hendrik

    I’m using M1.4.1 and this extension works like a charm. Like the others stated, you should have this in your page (CMS > Pages > Content): {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing” template=”inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml”}}

    Also, take a look at the code of what you copied (click on HTML in the editor). It could be, and I’m guessing it is, that some non-vissible code has been copied as well. That messes up everything, possibly. So make sure you get rid of that too, before you save the page.

    Good luck.

  227. Hi, I have had the module installed and working for some time now, however I have found that when I use the search box on my store it only searches the Featured Products and not the whole stores catalog. Any ideas why this might be?


  228. Hi, thank you for your great extension. I would love to install this functionality but I couldn’t get my connect manager to work. Is there an offline copy to download for manual installation?

    Look forward to your favorable reply.


  229. Thanks for making this available – it’s been a big help. Have adapted it for variations (other attributes) as well.

    Our site is fairly simple, the module work fine.

  230. Hi, thanks for this great extension! It is exactly what I was looking for.

    I am trying to align the “add to cart” buttons horizontally since their position changes according to how long product description is. I have tried many different css classes and rules but still can’t get them to align. Does anyone have suggestions on how I cant get those buttons to align?

    Thanks in advance

  231. I’m using Magento v 1.4.1. Backend functionality works great but when I try to show the featured products on my homepage nothing shows up.
    Any ideas?

  232. Dear all..hope if someone could help

    i have inlucde this line of code in the content of my homepage.. but the featured product doesnt show

    {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing” template=”inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml”}}

    the feature product setting is correct..just it doest show. but the direct url is working


  233. When I click Catalog > Featured Products I get:

    Exception printing is disabled by default for security reasons.

    Error log record number: 1229555769165

    Anyone know why and what do I need to do to solve it?

  234. Also, if you don’t see the “inchoo_featured_product” attribute or if “Catalog, Feature Products” don’t work after install, you should try reset the file attributes (755 on folders, 644 on files) on the server. There’s a magento script for that. Some servers like mine don’t like 777 attributes (for security reasons they say). On install, everything in the inchoo folder is set 777 so that’s why it may not be working for you as well.

    Once that’s set, all the options and the inchoo_featured_product attribute was added automatically.

  235. Ok, someone really needs to re-write the How To in this thing… took me like 45 minutes just to figure why it’s not working.

    First of all, if you’re quite new to this magento thing, it does not help to just say “put it in Home page content”. Naturally, the example looked like a html code so I was putting it in the HTML view. You need to put the code in the non-code view.

    Second, the author who wrote the example used non standard quotes. If you look closely, the quotes are slanted. Those will not work when you copy and paste into your CMS page. You must retype the quotes manually. Or better yet, don’t copy and paste the code. Type the whole thing in manually! That finally worked for me.

    Hope this helps someone out.

  236. Hi,

    I just installed this extension on magento 1.4, but I had to manually add the “inchoo_featured_product” attribute, and add the Matt’s core hacking. Besides that, everything is running ok, except for one thing: I have a lot of products that are hidden, i.e., they are configure to no be seen individually. Sometimes I indadvertedly click and add them as featured product, and after that their status change from not visible to visible.

    How can I prevent the extension from changing the visibility status of my products?

    thank you!

  237. Great extension. However, for whichever reasons I’d like to uninstall it. Are there any data tables or specifics that I’d need to eliminate? I see other people have inquired in this thread with no apparent response.

    Thanks in advance!

  238. Hello there
    I am trying to short ot a problem of the inchoo and the problem is that i am not able to see the products in frontend, i have tried with everthing from scratch, for that i have created the blocks and i have also callled other files too but i am not able to see the products in frontend, i have wasted whole day for this and no result.
    It seems that below code is not working for me from view.phmtl of the inchoo template folder
    getChildHtml(‘featured_product_list’); ?>

    please try to give me some solutions .


  239. Good module.
    After installation, mywebsite.com/featured-products can be visited sucessfully, but it can’t be displayed in Home page while i have added “{{block type=”featuredproducts/listing” template=”inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml”}}
    ” into my home page content.

  240. I have a product that costs for example 11.13€…when i go to my admin > featured products and select my product by clicking in it’s checkbox, after saving my product price resets to 0.00€…

    can’t figure it out..

    i hope that anyone can help me out…

  241. clockwork i would be very appreciated if you’d helped me in one more thing….

    when i’m selecting the featured products in my admin menu, after saving i’ve noticed that all the prices that belong to those selected featured products are substituted by 0.00…

    don’t know what’s happening….

    thank you again

  242. clockworkgeek ty! Worked perfectly! It’s nice to see that some people still help!

    Thank you once again

  243. Ok the code formatting is screwy after all, here is another attempt, kindly replace curly braces with angle brackets.

        {featuredproduct translate="title"}
          {title}Featured Product{/title}
  244. Like many others I too had a problem with the menu not showing for other roles, the option for it is missing in permissions.
    My fix was to edit “/app/code/community/Inchoo/FeaturedProducts/etc/config.xml”, near the bottom find the bit that reads “acl – resources – admin – children – system” and after the last “system” add the following…

          Featured Product

    (I don’t trust the code formatting on these comments but fingers crossed you will be able to see)

    Lastly clear the cache, log out and back in then check the permissions again.

  245. Hi there!

    I was wondering if anyone on this forum had already fixed the display of featured products in role resources. The only way i could find was giving full access to my client as administrator and i don’t want that…

    well have guys found a fix for this issue?? I can’t seem to resolve this!

    Thanks anyway and congratulations for the mod!!!


    I found that featured products does not work when these are enabled in System -> Configuration -> Catalog

    Use Flat Catalog Category
    Use Flat Catalog Product

  247. Can I download this extension in .zip file?

    I did have Featured products working perfectly, until I installed Yireo’s Delete any order Mod. Now it shows all items in the featured products box, I want to install again to see if any files clash. Thanks

  248. Hi, first of all. If you have added the block of code to the homepage (or any CMS page), but nothing is showing you MUST REPLACE THE QUOTES. It was mentioned a few times already.

    Even copying directly from the website, it uses a double quote that is not recognized, rendering the block type declaration useless.

    Now, the issue that I am having is different.

    I am simply trying to call the featured products from inside of template/catalog/product/list/upsell.phtml.

    For example, if there are no upsells defined, show the featured products…

    I have tried lots of different xml references and configurations, but I cannot seem to get it to work.

    Thanks in advance for your help.


  249. Hi!

    First of all thanks to inchoo for the great extension!

    However there were few problems(not exactly bugs) which i figured out, i am sharing hoping it may help someone

    1) Extension was not working on any cms page because i copy pasted the code provided by inchoo and there seems to be some problem with the double quotes (which were copied with code as they may have been modified by wordpress).

    Solution : Delete all the quotes in ((block …}} code and manually replace them by double quotes.

    2) I resized the images according to my dimensions, to do that go to inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml

    3) I had a default value set for name attribute of my products so whenever i selected a featured product, this extension renamed that product to my default value. To avoid this remove the default value of the attribute.

    4) Their was no room for air between the images so again go to inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml and enclose a div around product and set the margin to 10 px

    Hopefully this helps!


  250. Hi,
    Its a very helpful extension , but i need tool bar just underneath the featured products list as same as products list of any categories.

  251. this product is SUPER buggy in 1.4. Particularly, when going to admin->Featured Products and trying to check off which products are featured, it only saves at random. Sometimes they will remain featured, sometimes they won’t.

  252. After installing the extension and before adding featured products I’d definitely recommend following Matte’s comment from Feb 11th.

    I was having a lot of trouble with an attribute being set to “null” after adding featured products. After making his recommended change it seems to be going very smoothly now. Thanks Matte!

  253. Everything on the public site is working perfectly. But when I go to Configuration > Featured Products, I get an error saying it cannot find Inchoo/FeaturedProducts/Model/System/Config/Source/Displaytype.php.

    I checked another magento store using this extension, and that file isn’t there either but the admin page is fine on that domain.

    Any ideas why it’s asking for something that doesn’t need to be there?

  254. I try to install on and i’m using a non default interface and theme.
    On backend all works fine, but in frontend I’m not able to display featured product grid…

    Any suggestion?

  255. Hi, I’m getting the following error when trying to add products to Featured Products via Catalog > Featured Products

    Any ideas? Thanks

    Fatal error: Call to a member function getStore() on a non-object in /home/vhosts/gafasdesol.com/httpdocs/app/code/local/MageWorx/SeoSuite/Model/Catalog/Product/Attribute/Backend/Urlkey.php on line 53

  256. I was having the same issue as some with the whole catalog showing up on the featured products page but I fixed this by changing the attribute inchoo_featured_product attribute “Used in product listing” to yes.

  257. Users that are having trouble with this: If you copy and paste {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing” template=”inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml”}} exactly from this site the quotation marks do not copy correctly. You need to manually replace them once you paste the code into your CMS page.

  258. First off, thanks for the great extension.

    I’ve just upgraded a dev site from Magento to After the upgrade I cannot access the admin area of Featured Products. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling the extension. I’ve made sure caches are cleared afterward and tried logging out and back in.

    Nothing seems to get me past “access denied”. I was using an older version of this extension before so my featured products are still showing up on the home page.

    Any additional thoughts on what I can try?

  259. Nice work, But i need to be small modification of Feature product page
    now i can see only 3 item per row, basically in my other catalog page view 4 product/row

    How i can fix featured product 4 item/row …

    some one help me its grate

  260. how to add this {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing” template=”inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml”}} in home page. when i add this block in my home page but can not display featured products.

  261. hi how to set this extension in my template.because when i install this extension, its automatically set in default template.

  262. I’m getting this error in the exception.log:
    exception ‘Mage_Core_Exception’ with message ‘Invalid block type: Mage_”featuredproducts_Block_Listing”’ in /home/sarisqac/public_html/valuextra.com/app/Mage.php:407

    I”d like to uninstall the extension. Is there guide on how that can be done? Thanks.

  263. This is a great module, it just doens’t work in 1.4.1 which is a shame. after 2 hours of searching, I can’t find a way of showing products on a home page of the site, none of the old shortcodes works.

    its a bit odd like!

  264. just installed it and the admin seems ok
    but i got problem in both the {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing” template=”inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml”}} and /featured-products not show anything (already add some products and make extension visible =.=). When i check the source code of the page it likes not generate any code at all.

    got any idea?

  265. I had some products not showing up in featured products, and some that would. I changed some of the inventory settings to make sure everything was listed in stock, and it worked fine.

  266. Hi, Thank you for the extension! It works very nicely but I am also only able to view 4 products on my homepage. Is there a fix for this?

    Thank you again

  267. @Roy:

    Would you kindly tell me where where in the data base I would go to fix the 4 product limit problem? Thank you very much in advance!

  268. Happy to say that I could fix the only 4 product problem in the home page. Now I know why show only 4 page in homepage, it is because the layout is table based and more than 4 products will break the layout since it has no paging. Once you take out the limit and modify it using “OL” “LI” or even div, this works perfectly.


  269. Toni ..you said in your earlier post that your developer had to modify the code to show 5 products in HOME PAGE and yes I could show 5 products on the HOME page but I have to show 12 products in HOME PAGE and no matter what it is not coming. All products does appear in featured pages ( ) and here I see multiple people saying the same thing, and I wonder why ?

  270. @Roy, not true, you can show more than 4 products, we did it on one store and it works out of the box.

  271. Yes this extension does not work as specified. You will only be able to see 4 products no matter what. Please use with caution, I find it is better just to use a category, hide it and then show in home page ..it is then not necessary to fix anything.

  272. the solution to the “only 4 showing” can be fixed in block_featured_products.phtml

    =4): continue; endif; ?>
    =5): continue; endif; ?>




    I only needed 5 to show up in my case so you might have to mess around with the int’s to get more..


  273. I want to include this in a different section of the home page, so I changed {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing” template=”inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml”}} to this:
    and put it in the XML of my home page.

    It shows up in the correct area, but it also shows up a second time after the tag. Any idea why?

  274. try again with changes

    ***getItems() as $_product): ?>***
    ***=4): continue; endif; ?>***

    ***getColumnCount(); $_columnCount=8; ?>***
    ***getItems() as $_product): ?>***

  275. @Matte,

    I was having same issue and finally came up with a solution by looking at the standard grid layout. I am by no means a developer so there could be a better way to do this.

    **** Replaced ****

    getItems() as $_product): ?>
    =4): continue; endif; ?>

    **** with this *****

    getColumnCount(); $_columnCount=8; ?>
    getItems() as $_product): ?>

    I have 4 columns but not sure why I needed put 8 it just keep doing half the number. I did fix the css as well to make it line up a bit better.

    See how it goes.

  276. @Matte,

    I’d love to, but I didn’t do it, it was one of our developers, if they catch some time, I’m sure they’ll drop by here to post a line or two on where to modify the number of products in a block.

  277. Glad to know, Toni!

    Can you explain me how to set number of products? I tried everything, but no success… :'(

  278. @Matte,

    The number of products in the block can be easily modified, we implemented featured products with 5 products in a block yesterday.

  279. I studied this module in last week and I can say it’s very useful and well done, but there are 2 significative bugs:
    – Featured products interface in Magento Admin is awesome, but loses info like tier prices, status, grouped and bundle data… At the end I disabled this panel, I prefer change ‘Featured product’ attribute using Magento product interface, that works like a charm;
    – number of products limited to 4 in the block… well, I can’t explain this behaviour… I tried every hack in admin or code… nothing! I really appreciate every idea to solve that problem….

  280. ok, I’m very new to Magento.. but I’ve followed the instructions for instaling via magento connect. It tells me the extension is installed but I don’t have the menu picks indicated nor do I have a app/code/community/Inchoo/ directory.

    The file is downloaded and uncompressed in downloader/pearlib/download/inchoo_FeaturedProducts-1.0.1 … and I have a package xml, what do I need to do to install it from here?

    Thanks from a nubie…

  281. Same problems as many above:
    – admin works fine
    – direct url to /featured-products fineç
    – {{block …}} in home page or any other not generating any html

    using default theme and out of box v1.3.2.4.
    with 1 menu extension installed and its {{block…}} working fine.

  282. Ok, I got it!

    Open /app/code/community/Inchoo/FeaturedProducts/controllers/Adminhtml/FeaturedController.php and in SaveAction() add:


    just before $product->save();

    Now it works like a charm… 😉

  283. Ok, found the bug!

    Using Catalog -> Featured products, if I un-assign a product, its status change to ‘Unselected’, so it disappear from store. I’m trying to solve the trouble, in case I share my solution…

  284. Well…now I understand last comments.. There’s something wrong with this extension!

    It works first time, then featured products…PUFF! Disappeared….and now it seems broken….

    Someone who solved this behaviour…?

  285. i have done absolutly everything to get this extension to work, and im really tired. I dont understand why it wont work. I have selected 3 feautered products and i have entered the code in homepage and the featured products wont show, please help

  286. I believe I found a major bug. Every single product that I assigned to be featured and then un-assigned them, it caused the tier pricing on all those products to disappear. The rest are fine.

    I’m not sure how to get them back without re-entering them manually. Any quick solution to this dilemma. Appreciated.

  287. I have edited this line in the phtml file: =4): continue; endif; ?>

    I can change to a higher number, but then they are shown in 1 row.

    No matter what i try – only 4 products is shown if i use Admin to set the number.


  288. I really like this product, but as many others i can’t get more than 4 products on my page. I have set it to show 10, but it doesn’t work and have have not found any answers on this topic.

  289. oooops, tags got stripped:

    ?php else: ?
    No products
    ?php endif; ?

    But with the pointy brackets where they should be.

  290. I’m having the same problem with the block (not the page thats fine) showing any products and it’s because the if statement in the featured block page is returning false.

    At the end of the if statement i changed it to this:

    No products

    and the No products string is displayed.

    Can anyone help?

  291. I actually just got this fixed by doing the following:

    1. Writing exactly this code into the content block of the homepage (to ensure no formatting issues with the quotation marks that made the example in the original post not work).

    2. In the “Custom Design” section I specifically selected my theme rather than leaving it set to “default”. I also made sure I copied the inchoo files in the default layout and template folders over to those in my specific theme.

    Hope this helps those of you who’ve had problems getting this to work when embedded in the homepage or other sections.

  292. Looks like a great extension but I also cannot get the block to embed anywhere. The featured-products page works fine but the block does not show up on my homepage or anywhere else with the code example given: {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing” template=”inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml”}}

    This is very frustrating and renders useless what otherwise appears to be a great free extension.

  293. I had the same problem as Lohn. I wanted to better control the heading of the block. Here is my fix, I hope Inchoo adopt it and update this extension.

    In the file template/inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml replace:
    $this->__(‘Sale of the day’)
    with this:

  294. Same problem here – config page is blank for me. Latest version of the free Magento, using Firefox on a mac – firebug shows that column empty

  295. The extension is perfect! But i read the comments and a lot of people are having problems trying to display the products in two rows. The extension is working good with me, but on the configuration i put to show 12 products, but only display 4. I tried to put the code inside the box tag (like <table width="740px" border="0"…) but don't worked too.
    You can check on: http://www.cornerstore.pessoal.ws/loja/

    Someone can help me?

    Sorry my english i'm from brazil.


  296. The /featured-products works for me, but the block inserted into the CMS does not, unless it’s on the homepage. If I insert it in any other page, it doesn’t show. I’ve set the product attributes to featured=yes and assigned them through Configuration > Catalog > Featured Prodcuts, refreshed the cache, but no luck.

    Any idea why?

  297. I want to repost this bug, because probably is passed unnoticed…

    I’m trying to add a user role that could manage your page “Featured Products”.
    In the “Role Resources” subpage inside the Role Information” page I could see the menu voice “Featured Products” inside System -> Configuration but the “Featured Prodcuts” inside Catalog is missing.

  298. Hi,

    I would love to use your extension.

    However, I run into some problems here.

    Installed the extension and it shows up in my backend. I can configure it and select products i want to be “Featured”. I also have a working listing of the featured products here: http://www.cardgameshop.com/featured-products/

    But. If I paste the code to call the block on any page on my store it does not show up. Nothing happens.

    So that is problem 1.

    What i want is to be able to display one product out of these featured product in my left sidebar. I want to have a Sale of the Day and be able to display it in the left sidebar on the top.

    Is there any way I can do this? I would be very happy if you can help me out with this problem!

    Thanks in advance.

    BTW: great website, good tips!

  299. I had the same hing happen when I viewed it in ie7. If you are viewing in ie7 then try firefox and it will work

  300. After installing this component, if I go to configuration>Featured Products, I just get a blank screen. No config options.

    Any idea why?

  301. Hi.. I am new to magento (not new to programming)… I am getting an error when I try to add featured products to my home page of the website. I went into manage pages >> home page >> custom design and added but when I refresh I get a cannot find files message. “inchoo” installed in my components folder but not sure what to do.

  302. I have a problem…
    Activating “flat catalog products” this extension doesn’t works any more, it retrieves all product and not only the “featured products”.

    Any hints on how to solve this?
    I have a good performance increase with “flat catalog products” so I really prefer to use it 🙂

  303. I’m on a roll with the goofs. I’m not michu, but “michuyewup” on magento forums if you would like the code. I also tried to contact you via your store contact, rob. I sent you my email address through the contact form.

  304. All the code didn’t make it through rob. I don’t know how to post the code. I’m michu on the magento forums if you’d like to message me for it.

  305. Having multiple stores to contend with, I gave up on this one for now. I decided to go the category route by making a category in each store called “featured products” and place the following code on my home pages

    {{block type=”catalog/product_list” category_id=”363″ name=”home.catalog.product.new” alias=”product_homepage” template=”catalog/product/featured-products.phtml”}}.

    with the category id equalling the cat id of the created category.

    I also created /app/design/frontend/default/default/template/catalog/product/featured-products.phtml :

    getLoadedProductCollection() ?>
    count()): ?>
    __(‘There are no products matching the selection.’) ?>

    $storeId = Mage::app()->getStore()->getId();
    __(‘New Arrivals Just Added to ‘) ?>
    getStore()->getName(); ?>
    count() ?>

    getColumnCount()*/; ?>

    <a href="getProductUrl() ?>” title=”htmlEscape($_product->getName()) ?>”>
    <img class="product-image" src="helper(‘catalog/image’)->init($_product, ‘small_image’)->resize(135, 135); ?>” width=”135″ height=”135″ alt=”htmlEscape($_product->getName()) ?>” />

    <a class="product-name" href="getProductUrl() ?>” title=”htmlEscape($_product->getName()) ?>)”>htmlEscape($_product->getName()) ?>
    getReviewsSummaryHtml($_product, ‘short’) ?>



    This work-around works for me until inchoo adds the capability to administer multiple stores.

  306. Hi,

    I run multiple stores within magento, how would i add featured products to several stores from my administration panel?
    ( It does not seem that this future is built in ).


  307. how can I “centralize” the feature product, right now I have put 3 items to be display but the 3 products is left aligned

  308. Sorry, rob. All mine that I had ever set as featured were blank. Once I set it to “enabled”, it worked, but if I set a non-featured product as featured, I had to re-enable the status. My friend has since removed the module due to this and not filtering on stores, but after she sees the alternatives, she may give me another try with this one allowing I am able to fix the status problem and the ability to filter on stores.

    Good luck!

    And thanks to inchoo for putting this mod out for the community!

  309. thanks Amy. where do you go to enable the status from NULL to enable? All my products in Featured are set “enabled” but still not showing. Mmm
    ciao, Rob

  310. I found the problem. The extension sets all product’s status to NULL. After I go back and enable all the chosen products, it works. Bug that needs fixing for my friend to use it. She’ll forget to enable them.

  311. Hi Amy

    May be you could define “Featured Products” as your home page in

    System > Configuration > default Page


  312. 10 products added, 0 show with {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing” template=”inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml”}} nor /featured-products.

    Cache off.

    It’s the blank white box on the home page.

  313. I’m using you’re plugin and it works nicely as administrator.

    But I’m trying to add a user role that could manage your page “Featured Products”. In the “Role Resources” subpage inside the Role Information” page I could see the menu voice “Featured Products” inside System -> Configuration but the “Featured Prodcuts” inside Catalog is missing.

    Is my install broken? Is it a bug? Is there a fix?

  314. i’m working with my own theme. Not with default theme.



    may be the path is not good ?

  315. this somehow doesn’t seem to work for me

    {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing” template=”inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml”}}


    ciao, Rob

  316. Thanks Rob

    For french reader :
    Catalogue > Attributs > Gérer les Attributs

    Cliquer sur inchoo_featured_product

    Dans “Proprietés du Front Office” mettre le sélecteur “Utilisé dans la liste de produits” sur “Oui”

    Another question :
    i must simply copy and paste
    {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing” template=”inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml”}}

    in CMS>Gestion des pages>home

    General overview Tab -> Content

    Thats OK ?

    Kind Regards

  317. Hi, looks great at first, but can’t get it to work. Followed all of the different directions above mentioned, but still no luck at all. Works fine on http://dev.bhaktistore.com/featured-products/ but not on Homepage and that’s what I need it for.

    Home CMS has this code in content field:

    {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing” template=”inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml”}}

    What am I doing wrong?
    Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Rob 😉

  318. Hi,
    Am i a dumber?

    I don”t found ” set attribute option of “inchoo_featured_product”: “Used in product listing” to YES in admin section of magento”.

    Wich one?

    Is it Systeme -> Configuration -> Catalogue -> Featured Products ?

    Kind regards

  319. Rebooted the server and now get the ‘error submission’ window with the same error showing, but there may be a little more relevant info this time?

    Error in file: “/var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/app/code/community/Inchoo/FeaturedProducts/sql/featuredproducts_setup/mysql4-install-1.0.1.php” – SQLSTATE[23000]: Integrity constraint violation: 1062 Duplicate entry ’30-General’ for key 2
    #0 /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Resource/Setup.php(292): Mage::exception(‘Mage_Core’, ‘Error in file: …’)
    #1 /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Resource/Setup.php(167): Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Setup->_modifyResourceDb(‘install’, ”, ‘1.0.1’)
    #2 /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Resource/Setup.php(155): Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Setup->_installResourceDb(‘1.0.1’)
    #3 /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Resource/Setup.php(121): Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Setup->applyUpdates()
    #4 /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Config.php(263): Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Setup::applyAllUpdates()
    #5 /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/App.php(263): Mage_Core_Model_Config->init(Array)
    #6 /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/app/Mage.php(434): Mage_Core_Model_App->init(”, ‘store’, Array)
    #7 /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/app/Mage.php(455): Mage::app(”, ‘store’, Array)
    #8 /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/index.php(65): Mage::run()
    #9 {main}

  320. I just installed this extension and it’s killed my site 🙁

    Both front and back-end error out with the following:

    Zend_Db_Statement_Exception Object
    [message:protected] => SQLSTATE[23000]: Integrity constraint violation: 1062 Duplicate entry ’30-General’ for key 2
    [string:private] =>
    [code:protected] => 0
    [file:protected] => /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/lib/Zend/Db/Statement/Pdo.php
    [line:protected] => 238
    [trace:private] => Array
    [0] => Array
    [file] => /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/lib/Zend/Db/Statement.php
    [line] => 283
    [function] => _execute
    [class] => Zend_Db_Statement_Pdo
    [type] => ->
    [args] => Array
    [0] => Array
    [0] => 30
    [1] => General
    [2] => 1
    [3] => 9



    [1] => Array
    [file] => /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/lib/Zend/Db/Adapter/Abstract.php
    [line] => 457
    [function] => execute
    [class] => Zend_Db_Statement
    [type] => ->
    [args] => Array
    [0] => Array
    [0] => 30
    [1] => General
    [2] => 1
    [3] => 9



    [2] => Array
    [file] => /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/lib/Zend/Db/Adapter/Pdo/Abstract.php
    [line] => 230
    [function] => query
    [class] => Zend_Db_Adapter_Abstract
    [type] => ->
    [args] => Array
    [0] => INSERT INTO `eav_attribute_group` (`attribute_set_id`, `attribute_group_name`, `default_id`, `sort_order`) VALUES (?, ?, ?, ?)
    [1] => Array
    [0] => 30
    [1] => General
    [2] => 1
    [3] => 9



    [3] => Array
    [file] => /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/lib/Varien/Db/Adapter/Pdo/Mysql.php
    [line] => 281
    [function] => query
    [class] => Zend_Db_Adapter_Pdo_Abstract
    [type] => ->
    [args] => Array
    [0] => INSERT INTO `eav_attribute_group` (`attribute_set_id`, `attribute_group_name`, `default_id`, `sort_order`) VALUES (?, ?, ?, ?)
    [1] => Array
    [0] => 30
    [1] => General
    [2] => 1
    [3] => 9



    [4] => Array
    [file] => /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/lib/Zend/Db/Adapter/Abstract.php
    [line] => 535
    [function] => query
    [class] => Varien_Db_Adapter_Pdo_Mysql
    [type] => ->
    [args] => Array
    [0] => INSERT INTO `eav_attribute_group` (`attribute_set_id`, `attribute_group_name`, `default_id`, `sort_order`) VALUES (?, ?, ?, ?)
    [1] => Array
    [0] => 30
    [1] => General
    [2] => 1
    [3] => 9



    [5] => Array
    [file] => /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/app/code/core/Mage/Eav/Model/Entity/Setup.php
    [line] => 391
    [function] => insert
    [class] => Zend_Db_Adapter_Abstract
    [type] => ->
    [args] => Array
    [0] => eav_attribute_group
    [1] => Array
    [attribute_set_id] => 30
    [attribute_group_name] => General
    [default_id] => 1
    [sort_order] => 9



    [6] => Array
    [file] => /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/app/code/core/Mage/Eav/Model/Entity/Setup.php
    [line] => 579
    [function] => addAttributeGroup
    [class] => Mage_Eav_Model_Entity_Setup
    [type] => ->
    [args] => Array
    [0] => 4
    [1] => 30
    [2] => General


    [7] => Array
    [file] => /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/app/code/community/Inchoo/FeaturedProducts/sql/featuredproducts_setup/mysql4-install-1.0.1.php
    [line] => 36
    [function] => addAttribute
    [class] => Mage_Eav_Model_Entity_Setup
    [type] => ->
    [args] => Array
    [0] => catalog_product
    [1] => inchoo_featured_product
    [2] => Array
    [group] => General
    [type] => int
    [backend] =>
    [frontend] =>
    [label] => Featured product
    [input] => boolean
    [class] =>
    [source] =>
    [global] => 1
    [visible] => 1
    [required] =>
    [user_defined] => 1
    [default] => 0
    [searchable] =>
    [filterable] =>
    [comparable] =>
    [visible_on_front] =>
    [unique] =>
    [apply_to] => simple,configurable,virtual,bundle,downloadable
    [is_configurable] =>



    [8] => Array
    [file] => /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Resource/Setup.php
    [line] => 274
    [args] => Array
    [0] => /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/app/code/community/Inchoo/FeaturedProducts/sql/featuredproducts_setup/mysql4-install-1.0.1.php

    [function] => include

    [9] => Array
    [file] => /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Resource/Setup.php
    [line] => 167
    [function] => _modifyResourceDb
    [class] => Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Setup
    [type] => ->
    [args] => Array
    [0] => install
    [1] =>
    [2] => 1.0.1


    [10] => Array
    [file] => /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Resource/Setup.php
    [line] => 155
    [function] => _installResourceDb
    [class] => Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Setup
    [type] => ->
    [args] => Array
    [0] => 1.0.1


    [11] => Array
    [file] => /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Resource/Setup.php
    [line] => 121
    [function] => applyUpdates
    [class] => Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Setup
    [type] => ->
    [args] => Array


    [12] => Array
    [file] => /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Config.php
    [line] => 263
    [function] => applyAllUpdates
    [class] => Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Setup
    [type] => ::
    [args] => Array


    [13] => Array
    [file] => /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/App.php
    [line] => 263
    [function] => init
    [class] => Mage_Core_Model_Config
    [type] => ->
    [args] => Array
    [0] => Array



    [14] => Array
    [file] => /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/app/Mage.php
    [line] => 434
    [function] => init
    [class] => Mage_Core_Model_App
    [type] => ->
    [args] => Array
    [0] =>
    [1] => store
    [2] => Array



    [15] => Array
    [file] => /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/app/Mage.php
    [line] => 455
    [function] => app
    [class] => Mage
    [type] => ::
    [args] => Array
    [0] =>
    [1] => store
    [2] => Array



    [16] => Array
    [file] => /var/www/vhosts/sinfulthrills.com/httpdocs/index.php
    [line] => 65
    [function] => run
    [class] => Mage
    [type] => ::
    [args] => Array




    I’m trying to reinstall from db backup but running into problems with that too so I’m in a pretty sad mess here – anyone have and ideas whaty went wrong?


  321. Nice works man,

    My Featured Products block in home page are not taken the css, the products are displaying without the css, my featured-products/ page its working fine, any idea?

  322. Update to post above.

    Looks like it lost the “” in the comment about the CMS. It should read:

    However when I add {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing” template=”inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml”}} to the CMS homepage just below the second “” at the bottom of the page, nothing is displayed when I refresh the page.

  323. First thank you for developing this extention.

    I’ve installed it on my local server and have http://www.yourstore.com/featured-products/ work great.

    However when I add {{block type=”featuredproducts/listing” template=”inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml”}} to the CMS homepage just below the second at the bottom of the page, nothing is displayed when I refresh the page.

    BTW I do have the cache turned off and I’m using Magento ver.

    Any help you can provide would be most appreciated.


  324. Guys, thanks for offering to make such a high-demand product for free.

    I tested it before doing an install. Unfortunately, I’m now having issues. I deleted the inchoo attribute, but I can no longer view my configurable products. For some reason, it seems to be draining significant memory to the point it won’t load.

    Is there anything remaining I would need to uninstall? Is there something else I’m missing?

    Thanks and I appreciate your hard work.

  325. The tags are missing in my previous post:


    This commenting tool does not accept angle brackets…

  326. Someone asked how to translate this component. Translation is not integrated in this component at the time writing. Therefore, you have to add it yourself:
    1. Go to /app/code/community/Inchoo/FeaturedProducts/etc/config.xml and add this code inside the -tag:


    2. Go to /app/locale// and add a file named Inchoo_FeaturedProducts.csv. Look at the other csv-files in this directory. You will easily figure out how to write such a translation file.

    3. Now to the stressful part. The original text strings are (mostly) spread over the phtml-files in the directory /app/design/frontend//default/template/inchoo. You’ll have to look at these files and decide which string to translate.

    You can do the same for the admin pages. In step 1, copy the xml string to the -tag.

  327. Exception caught:

    Warning: popen() has been disabled for security reasons in /home/maccare/public_html/Shop/downloader/pearlib/php/OS/Guess.php on line 247

    anyone can help? Installation failed

  328. Regards from Germany

    Nice extension, but it doesnt seem to work like it should do for me.
    I marked like 8 products as featured, set “Number Of Items in Main Block” to 8, but it never shows more than 4 products in front-page block.

    Any further informations whats maybe going wrong. I have read that some users have similar problems.

    BTW My Magento Release is

  329. It seems that there are some compatibility issues with the ModularRouters extension (magento-community/LKC_ModularRouters).

  330. Hm… I’m not able to access the admin url after installing this extension. I’m getting a 404 error…

  331. I tried installing your featured product extension and it worked perfectly but my problem is that that i own multiple stores run by single Magento installation. I tried http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/2639 extension and it worked for me. I can create multiple stores and every store can have different featured products.

    Anyways, that was my case. Keep it up and keep amazing us with such great extensions.


  332. /featured-products is now working (forgot to copy layout/inchoofeaturedproducts.xml to the right template path).

    home page still shows only 4 products… any idea?

  333. Nice extension, but it doesnt seem to work like it should do for me.
    I marked like 10 products as featured, set “Number Of Items in Main Block” to 5, but it never shows more than 4 products in front-page block. 5th table cell is empty ( ). what can i do?

    /featured-products doesnt shows any products. col-main is completely empty. anyone got an idea whats wrong?
    ( )

  334. Hi, installing the extension went flawless, but if I click on the featured product to display the detail page, I see the the blue default theme, not my onw theme? Anyway to fix this?

    Thanks in advance, Tom

  335. Everythings working fine on the extension but is it possible to add a new image type to the interface ?
    We have a client that needs to use a png image to display the featured products on their homepage and we need to be able to tell the extension which file to use.

    Kind regards

  336. Sorry to repeat.. and soyy if it’s a dumb question…

    I want to translate in admin the label “Featured Products”: how can I do it?

  337. Hi, tnx for the add on, installation went fine, its just that on the front page i get this message: “There are no products matching the selection”. I have played around with all the options, but i cant get a selected product to appear under the features heading.
    What could be the problem.
    tnx in advance

  338. I’ve being tediously trying to figure out why the module isn’t functioning properly – as our store version of magento is – at once it was working wonderfully – however it just stop working and so forth no products is showing on the homepage

  339. Hi! First of all thanks for this extension, save me a lot of time!

    But some problems:
    – I set 8 products in admin but at frontpage only appears one row, just 4 products. I analyse the code and I don´t know why this happens!
    – The html is not validate, in Firefox and IE all right, but if I activate compatibility mode (IE) the row overflow the layout!

    Help me to solve this please.

  340. For Lane:
    You have to style this box and maybe change teplate file: “template/inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml”

    1. Number of featured products you can set in admin section, go to:
    “System > Configuration > Featured products (tab)” and set “Number Of Items in Main Block”.

    If I do this, the products do not wrap to the next line.

  341. Hi Carol

    Mention attribute is auto-created and you do not need to manually create it.

    Attribute settings you can see, go to:
    “app\code\community\Inchoo\FeaturedProducts\sql\featuredproducts_setup\mysql4-install-1.0.1.php” and open this file

    I tested on default installation of Magento and all working perfectly.

    Maybe you use some extension which is in conflict with our extension. Please, send me link of your site and I will take a look.


  342. Question again 🙂

    1. Number of featured products you can set in admin section, go to:
    “System > Configuration > Featured products (tab)” and set “Number Of Items in Main Block”.

    If I do this, the products do not wrap to the next line.

  343. I have installed this extension (Magento I get the following error: Invalid attribute name: inchoo_featured_product

    Is this attribute auto-created when installing the extension or do I need to manually create it?

    I manually created it and things ran fine but when I unticked some items I added as featured and went to save it the tick marks did not clear off. If you could shoot me the settings for that attribute it would be appreciated.


  344. Good module.

    What I’d really love to see is the ability to have anny number of featured product blocks – each with their own list of products. That would be a truly powerful tool – allowing the creation of complex home pages, SEO landing pages, featured products per category, and the like.

  345. Hi Arshad

    1. Number of featured products you can set in admin section, go to:
    “System > Configuration > Featured products (tab)” and set “Number Of Items in Main Block”.

    2. You have to edit magento tepmplate file “….template/inchoo/block_featured_products.phtml” and you can remove “add to cart button”


  346. Thanks a lot for this wonderful extension.

    I want to customize few things

    1) On homepage when i add block it shows 4 products so how can i add four more products in new row? so total products would be 8 in two rows.

    2) How can i remove add to cart button and other details as needed?

    Looking forward for your reply!

  347. I had no problem installing with Magento Connect, Version
    When I go to Catalog, Featured Products. I get 404 Error. Page not found.
    Any Ideas.

  348. Hi,

    Thanks for this great extension, it works almost great. I found one problem, when I save a product as featured, the new date from and new date to attributes are cleared, and we cannot see the products anymore in the New products list!!!!

    Could you please help me on this issue?


  349. I have installed this extension and followed the comment here about going into the attribute and setting it to Yes to make it visible. I went to one of my products and set it to Featured. But I cannot see the featured product displaying on my front page. I only see the Best Selling products which I want to remove eventually. Any ideas?

  350. First off, EXCELLENT product!

    Now I have a question… on the forth col of the “Featured Prod” on my home page, the product name is running a bit into the pages right column. Where would I adjust this?

    Thank You,

  351. It’s very nice module, it’s easy to install and use. I can get the /featured-products/ url work out of box. The issue I had is the configuration, System->Configuration->Catalog->Featured Products, I got ‘Access denied’ error. Any idea? I use

  352. Sorry, there is no bug, you only have to set attribute option of “inchoo_featured_product”: “Used in product listing” to YES in admin section of magento.

  353. Hello, thank you for this extension but it’s very buggy on my magneto installation ( using flat catalog and categories).
    What I’ve done :
    – Set up configuration to show 3 items in Main Block
    – Selected 3 products
    – Cleared all cache and rebuild every index
    What happens:
    – millesima.asia/featured-products/ shows every products
    – Block called in home page show 3 products bu not the one I selected !!!

    Is there anything I can do ?
    Thank you for your help.

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