This tutorial shows how to change number of new/specials products on Home page.
To change number of new products on Home page in Magento, first login to your admin area and go to CMS -> Pages -> Home.
Click on the Design tab.
In Page Layout -> Layout Update XML section you will see
where 4 stands for the number of products to be displayed.
Change this number to the one you need and click Save Page.
To change number of specials products on Home page in Magento, go to CMS -> Widgets -> Specials in your admin.
Select Widget Options tab and change the number in Number of Products to Display. Click Save.
You may also need to clear the cache to see the changes.
Feel free to check the detailed video tutorial below: