Alow site vistors can browse variations of disabled products
I have a site that 90% of its products are not for sale yet - but the company wants to allow site visitors to browse all the products and variations but just not to be able to add them to the cart.
I have disabled the products variations, but now the variations aren't available to browse via the drop down, so visitors can't see the range available.
At a point in the future the company wants to activate the products so people can add them to the cart.
What is the best method to achieve the above but allow a non-technical user to activate the products after I have handed the site over?
Should I modify the attributes logic somehow, or the Add to Cart form button, simply disabling it and changing the text?