Toby Allen Toby Allen - 2 months ago 18
PHP Question

Is it possible to make a Category page the homepage in magento?

I would like to display a catergory page as my homepage rather than a CMS page as it seems to be difficult to get a CMS page to properly display items.

I have gone to

Url rewrite Management

and created a url-rewrite for a category

Then gone to

System|Configuration|Web|Default Pages|

and changed

Default Web URL

to my new url-rewrite from cms but I get a 404 error when I go to the root of my site. Is there a way to redirect the root to a category rather than a CMS page?


You can just add this to any CMS page (substitute the category ID that you want to display - you can find that in Admin->Catalog->Manage categories):

 {{block type="catalog/product_list" category_id="8" template="catalog/product/list.phtml"}}