Change default number of products in Magento Admin Panel – Catalog – Manage Products page

This is a nice little trick I just learned on how to change the default number of products in your Magento Admin Panel – Catalog – Manage Products page to what ever you want. If you are a Magento eCommerce user you know that on install the default is set to 20 products. If you are like me you have way more products on your site than 20, then this is not ideal.

This is how to change the default to 30, 50, 100, 200.

Go to your “/app/code/core/Mage/Adminhtml/Block/Catalog/Product/Grid.php”
or it could be: “/app/code/core/Mage/Adminhtml/Catalog/Product/Grid.php” depending on your version of Magento.

Search the file for a line of code that reads:


Once you find it, paste the below code on the line beneath it:


Change the number (e.g.”100″) to either 30, 50, 100, or 200 depending on your preference.
Upload the file to your server.

That’s it!!

I hope this helps.

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  • Thomas

    Thank you very much for sharing this solution, it helps a lot!

    • Shawn Hayes

      No problem!! Let us know if you need help with anything else.

  • pankaj

    it did not worked for me

    • Shawn Hayes

      Hi Pankaj,

      If you give me some more details I may be able to help.
      Let me know.


  • Pete

    Thanks – awesome tip, the 20 limit was driving me crazy and I would have had no idea where to look to fix this.

    • Shawn Hayes

      Thanks Pete. I am glad this helped. Let us know if you need anything in the future.

  • NATE S

    Does this also apply the new default number to the Manage Categories > Category Products page? I’m looking to use this (assuming it works) in conjunction with a product positioning “drag and drop” extension to quickly edit product positioning, rather than typing 1 by 1 in text fields.

    • Shawn Hayes

      Sorry, I haven’t tested that. I have mostly been developing in WooCommerce lately so I haven’t been poking around much in Magento.

  • Ameya

    Thank you for the wonderful tips. It offers store owners to control store features, functions, content and appearance of their online store.So it is most popular in #Ecommerce Website Development. magento developer in india

  • Chucksters

    Works perfectly. So glad I found this…. 20 items is not enough for a big shop!

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