I have already searched everywhere for the answer but found loads of outdated/incomplete and non working answers so thought I would ask here myself.

I simply want to add my newest products onto my homepage so that when you click on a product it takes you to its page where you can buy it.

What would be the best and most simple way to go about this? thanks

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Cms->Pages, enter in your cms home page. Now add

{{block type="catalog/product_new" column_count="2" products_count="5" name="home.catalog.product.new" alias="product_homepage" template="catalog/product/new.phtml"}} 

in Content tab and save.

Now, when you will mark a product as "New"(From product details you will set Set Product as New from Date and Set Product as New to Date) it will appear on homepage in catalog/product/new.phtml template.

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  • I just noticed that on CMS>content you can add a new products widget, that worked but it says 'new products' and I have no idea how to change the title text – Oli Tuck Mar 4 '16 at 18:44
  • When I put anything in {{ }} in my content box it just displays as text – Oli Tuck Mar 4 '16 at 18:50
  • You can change or translate the "'new products" text, in one of your csv translation under locale folder. For example, you can enter in locale/en_US folder and open the Mage_Core.csv. In this file you can change the text like that: 'new products','Your desired text' – Alex Constantinescu Mar 4 '16 at 18:54
  • if my answer helped you, please mark it as answered – Alex Constantinescu Mar 5 '16 at 11:59

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