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I'm using plugin Woocommerce to do shop online.

I have many categories for example shoes, clothes and so on. How can I display the products of specific category?

I see such product loops of on the sample page, but I only want show the products of a specific category in my index.php.

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You need to create a new loop for that. Here's the code I use for displaying products from a specific category on the home page:

<ul class="products">
        $args = array( 'post_type' => 'product', 'posts_per_page' => 1, 'product_cat' => 'shoes', 'orderby' => 'rand' );
        $loop = new WP_Query( $args );
        while ( $loop->have_posts() ) : $loop->the_post(); global $product; ?>


                <li class="product">    

                    <a href="<?php echo get_permalink( $loop->post->ID ) ?>" title="<?php echo esc_attr($loop->post->post_title ? $loop->post->post_title : $loop->post->ID); ?>">

                        <?php woocommerce_show_product_sale_flash( $post, $product ); ?>

                        <?php if (has_post_thumbnail( $loop->post->ID )) echo get_the_post_thumbnail($loop->post->ID, 'shop_catalog'); else echo '<img src="'.woocommerce_placeholder_img_src().'" alt="Placeholder" width="300px" height="300px" />'; ?>

                        <h3><?php the_title(); ?></h3>

                        <span class="price"><?php echo $product->get_price_html(); ?></span>                    


                    <?php woocommerce_template_loop_add_to_cart( $loop->post, $product ); ?>


    <?php endwhile; ?>
    <?php wp_reset_query(); ?>
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thanks Dwaser much. I've done. that code has worked :D –  Van Tong Oct 5 '12 at 16:13
@VanTong Then mark this answer as the answer: click the checkmark on the left side. –  toscho Oct 7 '12 at 4:37
Hi Dwaser,I want ask more. If in archive page, I want show all new product. and When I choose specific Category It will show product of that category. Example I have 2 category Category A and Category B,When I choose A, it will show product of A, and choose B it will show product of B. Please tell me loops. thanks. –  Van Tong Oct 26 '12 at 12:22
hot show message if there is no products? –  Muhammad Bilal Feb 5 at 23:42
@dwaser Hi, deos the product_cat argument accept an int category id, ie: 40 instead of 'shoes' ? if not, how to make it accept an int category id ? thanks –  Malloc May 6 at 18:15

There is another way:

You can assign the "Shop" page as default home page. Now all the products will displayed to the home page. I mean index.php.

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Another possible solution would be following what @toscho described in his answer on the following question:

How to use a specific category archive index as the site front page?

He is suggesting to create a front-page.php template which uses the according category template. Besides that he has a solution to prevent duplicate content, which is something you (should) want.

The answer is for a different use case, but it will get you almost there. Of course it is necessary to adapt that. For this some knowledge about templates is needed:

Woocommerce - Template Structure
Wordpress - Template Hierarchy

Because the woocommerce product categories - named: product_cat - are a custom taxonomie the following section applies to them:

Wordpress - Template Hierarchy - Custom Taxonomies

The template files in the woocommerce structure are taxonomy-product_cat.php and/or - because the first one is just locating this one - archive-product.php.

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Try this

    echo $product->get_categories(
        ', ',
        '<span class="posted_in">' . _n( 'Category:', 'Categories:',
        sizeof( get_the_terms( $post->ID, 'product_cat' ) ),
        'woocommerce' ) . ' ',
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Can you elaborate on how and why this would solve the OP's problem? –  Johannes Pille Sep 17 '13 at 8:38
This is a handy piece of code, if you just want to show the categories of a product. But for one, this is a 100% copy of the code inside the meta.php and besides that it is not a solution/answer to the question asked. –  ialocin Sep 17 '13 at 10:12

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