We want to be able to take orders for products that are "out of stock" in Magento. I have enabled backorders in
System > Config > Inventory, but the "Add to basket" button is still hidden for any products marked as "out of stock" (thus the backorder can't be taken).
For backorders to work properly, do products with stock quantity of 0 need to be marked as "in stock"? I don't want to have to remove the
catalog/product/view/addtocart.phtml because that would be hardcoding something that should be configurable from the admin panel.
Have tested this on Magento 1.7 and 1.9, both with the same results.