I created a configurable product and neglected to check off "main website" for it, I then proceeded to create associated simple products, but this product didn't show up in its categories. I then added the configurable product to "main website", and then created more associated simple products which resulted in the product showing up in categories. I can't figure out how to get those simple products I created before adding the configurable product to "main website" to show up on the front end. I went through them all and added them to the same website, and made sure they have inventory, and cleared the cache and indexes. Any idea what I'm missing to make them show up on the frontend?
Any insight is appreciated, thanks!