I have a live website, and am building an updated version in parallel in the theme library. I've hit a snag which I think should be an easy fix. I have one product that is live, and want to add 2 more products to the home page, with buttons to click to the product pages. I have already created the 2 new products under the product menu. When I try to select one of the products to add to a template for the home page - they do not show up... therefore, although I have created the product pages (draft) - I can't select them to build my updated version.
Could it be that the product must be active to select and add to templates? I hope not - because then it is prematurely visible on the site (before I finish building the updated website version).