Magento Commerce, 1.14.x

Magento 1.x Software Support Notice
For Magento Commerce 1, Magento is providing software support through June 2020. Depending on your Magento Commerce 1 version, software support may include both quality fixes and security patches. Please review our Magento Software Lifecycle Policy to see how your version of Magento Commerce 1 is supported.

Category List on Home Page

By default, Magento uses a CMS page for the home page. A common addition to the home page is to use the Widget tool to display a list of new products. You can also add a markup tag to the home page code to display a list of products from a specific category.

Home Page with Category Listing

If later you want to restore your previous home page, simply remove the comment tags from the original code, and comment out the markup tag. If you don’t plan to ever use the original code, it can be deleted from the page.