Shopify with Gempages - show Image via metafield - shopify

We would like to have custom content on our product pages that is defined (referenced) from within custom product metafields (e.g. product.metafields.custom.lifestyle_image_1). This is already possible using custom liquid code (including resize) as follows:
{% if product.metafields.custom.lifestyle_image_1 != blank %}
{{ product.metafields.custom.lifestyle_image_1 | img_url: '512x768' | img_tag }}
{% endif %}
The downside is that the image does not render within gempages making it difficult to design your page.
Does anyone know how to get gempages to render images referenced in product metafields perhaps using the Image or Product element?


How To display title, image etc. from product meta field of type product?

I'm trying to display the products I saved in a meta field on my product detail page like this:
<h2>Cross Selling goes here</h2>
{{ product.metafields.custom.styled_with }}
... but all I get it is:
How can I render these products? I want to access the product title, image etc.
I'm using the Dawn Theme.
Do I need to run a query or something?
Thanks in advance!
I tried this line of code
{{ product.metafields.custom.styled_with }}
and I expected that I would have access to the product information directly (product title etc.)
I solved this by adding .value
{% for recommended_product in product.metafields.custom.styled_with.value %}
{{ recommended_product.title }}
{% endfor %}

Show products on article

How can I show a list of products (like a recipe) on a article page.
Can you give me some guidance on what should i use to achieve that behavior?
How can i link those products dynamically to the article?
Getting the products once we know what they are
There are two ways to bring up products on an arbitrary page in Shopify:
1) Using all_products[handle]
Using the product handle to get the product from the all_products global object.
{% assign ingredient = all_products['lavender-oil'] %}
This works well for small numbers of products, but for large numbers of products it may cause delays in page-loading times. We are also limited to only 20 (I think) calls to all_products per page, so this wouldn't work for recipes with a ton of ingredients in them.
2) Using a collection
Use a collection that contains only the products required. You can reference any arbitrary collection if you know the collection's handle. When making collections, you can also sort products manually to control the order that they appear in when you loop through it. Collections can contain an arbitrary number of products, and I believe the default pagination will give you is either the first 20 or 50 products if you don't specify any other limit. If required you can adjust the number of products served to as high as 1000 by wrapping your collection-product loop with paginate tags (though that upper limit is definitely not recommended for performance reasons)
{% assign ingredients = collections['love-potion-number-9'] %}
{% for product in ingredients.products %}
<h2>{{ }}!!</h2>
{% endfor %}
The downside for both of these is that you can't write Liquid code inside your article content in Shopify, so this ingredients section would need to be written as a snippet or a section in your theme files and included in your article template used for these recipes.
This leads me to consider the next issue - you would want to include a concept of quantity with the ingredients, and so far neither of the above give us that. So now, the hard part:
Getting that information into a Liquid snippet/section in the first place
There are a few different ways that I can think of offhand that would help you out here. No one is perfect, unfortunately.
Using Metafields
Metafields are a great tool available in Shopify, but unfortunately Shopify doesn't make them easy to use [1].
Once you have a metafield-editing tool, come up with a naming structure for the 'namespace' and 'key' values. For example, you might create the following metafields for the recipe you provided. (Note: How these would be entered will depend on what metafield-editing tool you're using)
namespace: 'ingredients', // We'll use this as the 'box' that holds all our ingredients
key: 'juniper-berry-oil', // This will be the product handle for the product in question
value: '2 drops' // The quantity used for the recipe
namespace: 'ingredients',
key: 'rosemary-ct-camphor-oil',
value: '1 drop'
namespace: 'ingredients',
key: 'cypress-oil',
value: '1 drop'
... (etc) ...
Then, in your theme file where you are creating your ingredient list, you would have code that looks something like this:
{% assign ingredients = article.metafields.ingredients %}
{% for ingredient in ingredients %}
{% assign handle = ingredient.first %}
{% assign amount = ingredient.last %}
{% assign product = all_products[handle] %}
<!-- HTML code here -->
{% endfor %}
Using Tags and Products
If you create a tag-naming scheme, you can loop through those and use them to build your ingredient list. For example, if you give the article a number of tags in the form ingredient_[product-handle]_[amount], you would be able to reference them as:
{% for tag in article.tags %}
{% if tag contains 'ingredient' %}
{% assign breakdown = tag | split: '_' %}
{% assign handle = breakdown[1] %}
{% assign product = all_products[handle] %}
{% assign amount = breakdown | last %}
<!-- HTML Code -->
{% endif %}
{% endfor %}
The downside to this method is that there's no easy way to reorder the tags if done this way - using a collection will give you better control of that.
Getting recipe amounts into a Collection loop
The easiest way to reference a collection would be to have a collection with the same handle as the article - then you can reference the collection and its products as:
{% assign ingredients = collections[article.handle] %}
{% for product in ingredients.products %}
<!-- HTML Code here -->
{% endfor %}
This has the advantage of letting you easily sort the ingredients by setting the collection to have a Manual sorting method, but the corresponding downside is that there's no obvious place to put the quantity information.
One way to get that information in would be to use either tags or metafields - metafields would have the advantage of being able to directly access the quantity for the product - if using the naming convention above in the metafields part of this answer, you could use:
{% assign ingredients = collections[article.handle] %}
{% for product in ingredients.products %}
{% assign amount = article.metafields.ingredients[product.handle] %}
<!-- HTML Code here -->
{% endfor %}
If using tags, you would need a format that could be split up like in the tag section and loop through all your tags each time to find the one for your product. If your tags were set up as ingredient_[product-handle]_[amount]
If using tags, you would need a format that could be split up like in the tag section and loop through all your tags each time to find the one for your product. If your tags were set up as the example above:
{% for tag in article.tags %}
{% if tag contains 'ingredient' and tag contains product.handle %}
{% assign amount = tag | split: '_' | last %}
{% endif %}
<!-- HTML Code -->
{% endfor %}
Hopefully this helps you get going!
[1] Using Metafields: There are several possible solutions for editing metafields in Shopify - my personal preference is the 'Shopify FD' extension for Chrome, but the recent updates to the Shopify admin screens are interfering with this extension's ability to load & show its metafield panels on some pages. I know that product pages still work, but some pages (like collections) don't anymore.
There are also a number of apps available for your store to edit metafields - I haven't used any of them, so I can't speak to their value, but you can view the list here:
If you have a coding background, you can also create and update metafields yourself by sending the right data to Shopify's Admin API - see the documentation at if you want to try doing it yourself.
Here is a sure to succeed recipe. Write your Article. It will have a handle, unique to it. Save that in your head, clipboard, etc. Now create a manual collection. Give it the same handle. Now you can reference an empty collection by the Liquid:
What if you now filled that collection with the products in your recipe? Eureka. Genial! You can then list them in a simple Liquid for next loop like this:
{% for product in collection['some-handle-to-an-article'] %}
{{ product.title }}
{% endfor %}
Or you could be a smarty pants and gather the handles of the products manually yourself. Store them in a metafield resource assigned to the article. For example, a string like 'a-blah,b-blahblah,c-zigo-von-goober' and then use Liquid to find that metafield in the article template. Split that string by commas. Now use the most excellent all_products like this:
{% assign fizzbuzz = all_products['a-blah'] %}
{{ fizzbuzz.title }}
And there are many more creative options. Shopify Liquid is ripe for play like this. No limits, except on all_products at 20... you cannot go more than that.

How to fetch product metafields in cart.js Shopify

How do I get product meta fields in Shopify store cart.js response?
Currently, In cart.js not providing any details of product metafields.
You have many possible hack.
The one I would recommend if you are using CartJS is
In your product page, print the product metafield in the HTML
<div class="product-page" data-metafield="{{product.metafield.namespace.value}}">
When product is added, simply add the metafield as a line item property
var properties = {metafield : $('.product-page').data('metafield')};
CartJS.addItem(variantId, 1 ,properties);
The metafield is now accessible at CartJS.cart.items[i].properties[metafield] !
** You can do this by adding the following step**
Add the below code in product form
{% for field in product.metafields.namespace%}
<input required class="required hidden" id="customID" type="hidden" value='{{ field | last }}' name="properties[metafields[{{ field | first }}]]">
{% endfor %}
it will add in your cart object you can access it by
{% for field in %}
{{ field | first }}: {{ field | last }}
{% endfor %}
Metafields are available client-side via Liquid. You do not need cartJS to fetch them. You can render the product metafields of interest into your own data structure of choice, and use the as you wish anyway you want.
You could also build out a StorefrontAPI based system and try GraphQL if you're really keen.
You can access the metafield using item.product.metafields.your-namespace.your-key.
You can get the metafields content of the appropriate products, collections, orders by assigning it to a variable in the liquid file.
In the product-template.liquid, you can use
{% assign var_meta = page.metafields.meta_namespace %}
// You can use the Shopify docs to understand how you create Metafields
{% assign key = 'meta_key' %}
{% assign key_val_meta = meta_namespace.meta_key %}
Access the variable
If you assign unique values to the metafield, you could use it to get the exact information you can input that information in your cart.js function.
{%- if item.product.metafields.my_fields.minimum_order_quantity != blank -%}
{{ item.product.metafields.my_fields.minimum_order_quantity }}
{%- endif -%}
Use this code and show data on cart page

Shopify - hidden properties['...'] in /cart/add form are visible in shopping cart

Inside <form action="/cart/add"> I am using
<input type="hidden" name="properties[myId]" />
to add some technical ID's to the product which I then read using a hook when the product is purchased. It is all working fine except that my hidden inputs are visible in the cart (and it doesn't look very good). Is there a way to add properties which do not appear in the product description in the shopping cart but are still part of the item properties?
Placing an underscore at the beginning of the name hides the property: <input type="hidden" name="properties[_myId]" />
Note: while this is true for most themes I have seen some themes where this is not respected... to be used with caution.
Add them to cart attributes. Use attributes[myId] instead of properties[myId]
More details - Get more information on your cart page with cart attributes
EDIT: This answer is wrong. As Francois' answer has shown, it is possible to have hidden properties without making the merchant edit their liquid code.
If you look at your "cart.liquid", there should be some code in there like this:
{% for p in %}
{% endfor %}
If you want to store some information in a line item's properties without it being visible on the cart page, you need to edit the liquid code to keep it from being output. One way to do this is to remember the names of the properties that need to be hidden, and stop them from being output with an if or unless:
{% for p in %}
{% unless p.first == 'hidden_prop_1' or p.first == 'hidden_prop_2' %}
{% endunless %}
{% endfor %}

Multiple linklists on shopify categories (sidebar)

Yet another shopify question. I have a sidebar on shop/collections page
Which shows links to my main collecions: men/woman/kinds ect.
Yet I have another collection list based on product tags:
Winter/Autumn/Casual/Business etc
How do I get to display them on the sidebar? Meaning how can I put several linklists as categories link lists?
Thanks in advance
In a collection page, you have access to all the tags (unique) that the products have. You can use these tags to see if the belong to any collection and then display them. The code is as follows:
{% for tag in collection.all_tags %}
{% assign c_collection = collections[tag] %} // c_collection is used so the current display page's collection doesn't get disturbed
{% if c_collection.title != '' %}
{{ tag | link_to: c_collection.url,c_collection.title }} // not sure about this, but you can use proper html as well here
{% endif %}
{% endfor %}