I was designing the other night, and when I finished my work, the category displayed catalog price rules said “Regular Price: $XX.XX / Special Price: $XX.XX” in the theme, just like they do in the default themes. See the SECOND image below.
Today I was moving the development from my laptop to a separate box, and the prices on the page said “As low as: $XX.XX” instead. Figuring it was a problem with the migration, I went back and checked how the page looked on the laptop. Same thing. See the FIRST image below.
But see, the other day, when I finished working, it was how I wanted it: the special price line. So without anyone even accessing the page, much less modifying it, over the course of a few days, it seems like Magento decided to display it differently.
I couldn’t figure it out. I took a wild shot and went back to Catalog Price Rules and applied the rules again. Bingo. It looked right again.
So my question is simply, “What the hell?” Why does Magento seem like a living organism that gives me an unpredictable, super weird reaction about once a week?
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