I've been trying to add a block with a short list of new products on the right column of a two column home page using the RWD theme on Magento 220.127.116.11.
If I go to the page layout XML, I see a section for the right hand column that currently shows recently viewed and compared products:
<reference name="right"> <action method="insert"><alias>right.reports.product.viewed</alias></action> <action method="insert"><alias>right.reports.product.compared</alias></action> </reference>-->
I tried adding a product block in this section similar to the following:
<block type="catalog/product_new" name="home.catalog.product.new" alias="product_new" template="catalog/product/new.phtml" after="cms_page"> <action method="addPriceBlockType"><type>bundle</type><block>bundle/catalog_product_price</block><template>bundle/catalog/product/price.phtml</template></action> <action method="setColumnCount"><columns>1</columns></action> <action method="setProductsCount"><count>5</count></action> </block>
But it would not display anything. I also have a feeling this is more geared towards main column display with big thumbnails.
Is there a product.report type that will display new products in a neat little list like the recently viewed and compared products? That's what I really want. The main column is taken up with a static intro and a big list of categories, so I really want to show the new products on the right hand column.
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Thanks that did the trick. Do you know where I could possibly customize the templates available in the Layout Updates area? I want the photos and text version, but I want to mess with it.