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Magento 1.4 Themes Design by Richard Carter

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Displaying products on the homepage

Before we get in to greater detail in theming your Magento store, it will be useful to add products to your store's homepage. By default, your Magento installation will not display products on your website's homepage, but static content that is populated through Magentos' Content Management System (CMS). We want our store's customers to see a selection of featured products from our store. To do this, you will have to go through the following steps:

  1. Adding a root category called 'Featured'.
  2. Adding one or more products to this category.
  3. Updating your store's layout to reflect this on the homepage.

Adding the featured category

Log in to your store's administration panel and navigate to Catalog | Manage Categories:

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