What is an app's "Preferences URL" used for?

ClementG
Shopify Partner
660 0 127

I noticed in my app's settings a field called "Preferences URL".

What is it used for?

Busfox
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
619 48 94

Hi there,

If your app has a preferences or settings page, enter the url of that page in this field and I believe it shows up in the admin under the app. Here's what it looks like:

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ClementG
Shopify Partner
660 0 127

I see. I wasn't aware of that.

Not too sure why I would use this though.

It seems to me it could be accomplished by simply having a Preferences page within the app itself?

 

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Busfox
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
619 48 94

It's all up to preference (no pun intended). Having a link to a preference page within the app itself is also an option.

ClementG
Shopify Partner
660 0 127

I see. Thanks

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michael-helium
Shopify Expert
183 1 107

When you add the "Preferences URL" to your app setup page it adds a button for the merchant to "Edit preferences." 

This is what the merchant will see if they go to the About page from Shopify Admin > Apps > Your app: 

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Michael | Business Development @ Helium
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