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How Long Do New Items Stay New


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Instead of thinking of it as "new", think of it as "most recent" - a far more accurate term as it does indeed list the 9 (or whatever) products you added most recently, even if it was two years ago.

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Hmm. I wonder if this is something that should be addressed. I don't know how laws might apply to online advertising, if at all. But as I understand US law for packaging and in-store (physical stores) advertising, the word "new" can only be used for the first 6 months a product is available.

Rule #1: Without exception, backup your database and files before making any changes to your files or database.

Rule #2: Make sure there are no exceptions to Rule #1.

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There are numerous contribs to change this.

A simple solution is to change the text to something like: Featured Items

or Selected Items, and then change what actual products get displayed.


Personally, I have mine set so that it changes randomly on every index.php page load. To do this, you will need to edit your includes/modules.new_products.php


search for: order by p.products_date_added desc

and change to: order by rand() desc


you need to make the change twice, it's in 2 places, and both are near the top of the file within the very first 'if' statement.


to change the text on the box header, edit: includes/languages/english/index.php



define('TABLE_HEADING_NEW_PRODUCTS', 'New Products For %s');


replace 'New Products For %s'

with something else that makes sense for you.

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