Selected products can be featured on your store's homepage by setting the Featured attribute to Yes on the Product in the AspDotNetStorefront admin console. Go to Products > Manage Products, click a Product Name to edit.
There are a number of store Settings that can be adjusted to change the behavior and display:
The number of columns on the home page featured items. 4 is the default value.
Enter the number of featured items that you want to display on your home page. Set this number to 0 in order to disable the featured items on the home page.
Whether or not to show the add to cart form for featured products on the home page. Only simple products will be able to add to the cart. Complex products will show a 'Details' button.
Whether or not to show the price on the home page featured products.
New in v10 - we have paid attention to products that cannot easily be purchased from the home page, and yet have been selected as a featured product AND "FeaturedProducts.ShowAddToCartForm" is set to TRUE. In particular, this is true for Products with required text options, and products which have a conditional 'show buy button'. We don't remove them - instead we elegantly replace the 'buy' button with a 'details' link and send the shopper to the product page for more information.
It remains true that 'requires registration to view' products should not be used for featured products.