I have followed the steps of the very helpful solution on Add to cart for out of stock products
Now I can have products with the "Qty for Item's Status to Become Out of Stock" as “-1” instead of “0” whilst having “Stock Availability” as “In Stock”.
“-1” is my default config setting, but I have other products that have overidden this with a value of “0”.
This all seems great. I have run some successful test purchases and the “Qty” successfully changes to “-2” or “-1” in the Admin Panel as expected.
However, the problem I have is that “Stock Availability” does not change from “In Stock” to “Out of stock” when these “Qty for Item's Status to Become Out of Stock” thresholds are reached, meaning that the items continue to be orderable on the frontend. They should change to Out of stock. Please see screenshots.
I didn’t do step 7 of the referenced solution because I still want Magento to switch products to "Out of stock" on the backend and frontend, but perhaps I am confused here. Perhaps that code will somehow do what I want it to do but to be honest I am not sure how to apply it. I can see the code referred to in the list.phtml and view.phtml files, but an not sure what it is I am pasting. Do I paste all of it over part of the code, or just down to
__('Out of stock') ?>
What is the significance of the space between
__('Out of stock') ?> and
Can anyone help please, sorry for my ignorance!