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Discovery of ‘NEW’ product feature! I am in ecstasy!!! 
 
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I have seen the ‘new.phtml’ file in the Catalog/Product, and have always thought it’s used somewhere already; lately I have done quite a bit of customization on Catalog section, and everytime I also dutifully open up the new.phtml to take a look when a new block of code is added/modified somewhere in the list.html, it just never occur to me it’s a Pear Princess waiting for me to discovery - naughty Magento team, why you never say it when we were crying out loud for this feature so many times!

Just now I was thinking OK now I have the Featured Products placed in the homepage working beautifully (big thanks to Dan_w), how do I extend it to add a New product feature, then for a deity holiness second, my light bulb turned on with a ‘new.phtml’ - my first reaction was rush out to see if there is a ‘new.php’ in the code/core/Mage/Catalog/Block/Proudct. Indeed there she is! She was there, eagerly waiting for me to kiss her, turns her into princess in the last 8 months (is this long?!).

She then gave me this magic spell, tell me to place it in the CMS homepage:
{{block type="catalog/product_new" name="home.catalog.product.new" alias="product_new" template="catalog/product/new.phtml"}}

“wait...”, before I rush out, she said I must tell her Magento subject to remember the ‘Set Product as New from Date’ and ‘Set Product as New to Date’.

 
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Ahyay, my new found princess refuses to be seen when I put her in Configurable. 
Is this how it should be?

 
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oh oh i just don’t catch the point… wake up please…
could you explain in a more comprehensible way ?

oh, i am interested if u can tell me links to make featured products?
and maybe u know something about block type definition…

 
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Yoke Lee - 11 May 2008 09:30 PM

wake up please…

Not sure if this is your english that’s not coming over well, but Yoke, your coming over quite rude in many of your posts.

 
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Yoke Lee - 11 May 2008 09:30 PM

oh oh i just don’t catch the point… wake up please…
could you explain in a more comprehensible way ?

oh, i am interested if u can tell me links to make featured products?
and maybe u know something about block type definition…

You type this into one of your pages (such as your home page) in the CMS tab in the back-end.

{{block type="catalog/product_new" name="home.catalog.product.new" alias="product_new" template="catalog/product/new.phtml"}}

You need atleast one item to have set “Set product as New From Date” for it to show up though.

 
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Malaysian in the block,

 
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Thats sweet. Thanks a lot.

 
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