I have researched throughout the forums here and am just looking to make sure I have my head around this.
I am trying to help with a major overhaul of an existing live shopify store that will require changes to the theme, the way product/inventory is managed via several apps, and changes to how "products" and "collections" function accordingly.
I have access to the store's backend, but implementing a solution that modifies inventory control in a live environment could be catastrophic.
What I WANT to do:
From the best of my research, this is what I am finding:
I have consulted many discussion forums trying to find a solution to this. This article informed much of this: https://community.shopify.com/c/Shopify-Design/How-to-transfer-redesign-to-a-live-store/td-p/422331/... .
What am I missing? This seems like a very blatant miss, but over the half decade I've been working within the shopify environment this seems like par for the course.
Without further guidance here, it seems like my only option is to:
The above just seems, well, absurd.
Thank you in advance for any help on this!