Display featured products through custom loop in woocommerce on template page
I would like to display 6 featured products from my woocommerce store on my home-page.php template. After some researched I found that the right way to do this was through a custom loop,( I do not wish to use shortcodes because I would like to add additional classes for styling etc. ) I also found that the key that woocommerce uses for the featured products is '_featured'. I put together the code below to display any products that I chose to be featured products in my store, but it doesn't work... Any help is appreciated.
<?php $args = array( 'post_type' => 'product', 'stock' => 1, 'showposts' => 6, 'orderby' => 'date', 'order' => 'DESC' , 'meta_query' => array( array( 'key' => '_featured', 'value' => 0, 'compare' => '>', 'type' => 'numeric' ) ) ); $loop = new WP_Query( $args ); while ( $loop->have_posts() ) : $loop->the_post(); global $product; ?> <li> <?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="65px" height="115px" />'; ?> <h3><?php the_title(); ?></h3> <?php echo $product->get_price_html(); woocommerce_template_loop_add_to_cart( $loop->post, $product ); ?> </li> <?php endwhile; wp_reset_query(); ?>