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I have set some of my products as new. Set From Date and To date Jan 1 /2008 - Dec 31/2008 and I just cannot get the New products to display on the right side of the home page or anywhere else. Everything like compare products, recently viewed display fine. I played around with new.phtml and just put some debug statements before the 1st if statement, the the debug statement did did not display. Then I actually added a block to the catalog.xml and now I see the DEBUG statement on the sidebar, but still no NEW PRODUCTS. I have checked the OS system date and it is in fact today. The date on the ADMIN header screen confirmed that it is today’s date.
My theme is a copy of the demo store default.
Magento version: 1.0
Server OS: Ubuntu 8.04 on VMWare Server
Client: Firefox on Mac OSX Leopard. Tried from Windows and same thing.