This is probably easier to do than I realize but I can't seem to figure it out and haven't found anyone else who has asked the question so here it is...
Is there a way to create an additional catalog page BUT it only contains products which don't show up anywhere else on the site? Additionally, I don't want it to appear as a tab on my site. I just want it to be a direct link.
I would like to start selling products that are a bit like an "easter egg" to my fans on social media. I will drop the link with limited-run unique merchandise but only those who find it can access these items.
Thank you all in advance for your help!
if you really want a lot of control with an admin-ui, you coud try Locksmith.
You could also set up a collection that's not linked to from anywhere on the page and make this collection listing page your "exclusive products" listing. The only thing you'd have to make sure is, that the exclusive products are also excluded from the search as well as any blocks that you might use to show products throughout the site. This article explains how to hide your products from search result, using metafields. (The mentioned Chrome extension isn't available anymore, but you can really use any other metafields editor app instead to accomplish the same thing.)
Hope this helps!
@MuleFishing this depends entirely on the configuration of your page and what components you're using. If you use modules that won't let you filter (or rather exclude) products by category, you'll have to do custom work. Honestly, I'd try and ee how far Locksmith can take you. That seems to be the most promising path to me …
From personal experience, I'd just emphasize to follow Mario's instructions to make sure search engines don't pick up the link. Otherwise, you'll start getting orders from randoms that came across the link online. You'll also find that people post the link to forums, social media etc...and things will generally become a nightmare. There's all sorts of workarounds but it's a royal pita.