Magento Shows No Product and Categeory

Magento E-Commerce Community Edition
It took me 20 minutes to figure out why the products and categories don't show up on the front page of the Magento e-commerce store.

  • The product has to be in stock, enabled and has positive inventory quantity.
  • Make sure the category is under the "Default Category"

It's important to make sure every configuration values is set correctly. Magento is a powerful e-commerce system. Without setting the values and configuration right, the site won't function correctly.