Custom Liquid Templates

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Excursionist
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I have been playing around with mephisto the past couple of days and all I can say is that if Shopify had the option of using custom liquid templates for individual pages, blog posts, and products, I can't even begin to imagine how much more powerful it could be. What was the reasoning behind leaving this out of/not implementing this into Shopify?
Dan - http://www.xtremechargers.com
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Tourist
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http://mephistoblog.com/2007/3/9/mephisto-shopify

Is this what you mean? A website + shopify system. Looks promising!

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Excursionist
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Not exactly. With mephisto, when you create a new article or page, you can also select a template that the page will use. The template is for designing the layout of the content. Shopify only uses one layout for pages, one layout for products, etc.

Just think of the possibilities if when creating a new product or content page, you could choose a specific template to display the content. That would be powerful.

The website+shopify has already been implemented as the blog post you referenced mentions What they did here is design the blog(mephisto) and shopify to look the same and made the navigation between the two seamless.

Dan - http://www.xtremechargers.com
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We are actually planning this for a long time now..
a bit different from the way mephisto implemented it but the feature is on the drawing board.

I wrote liquid and it pains me greatly that there are third party projects out there which out-liquid shopify ;)

Tobias Lütke - Shopify CEO // http://twitter.com/tobi
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Excursionist
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I wrote liquid and it pains me greatly that there are third party projects out there which out-liquid shopify ;)

Hehe. I wasn’t aware of that. I assumed that it was part of liquid.

Great to see it has been discussed. This would truely be a great addition to Shopify. No more if/else or case statements to show different layouts according to page. Some of my liquid files are getting quite long!

Dan - http://www.xtremechargers.com
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