Deleting certain Pages I cannot access on Shopify or through developer

New Member
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A guru told me these were non accessible search pages. I asked the developers and they couldn't figure it out. I want to delete these collections but I have no way of accessing from the Shopify Pages/Collections menu: 

https://marcomarcounderwear.com/collections/types?q=swim

https://marcomarcounderwear.com/collections/types?q=Leggings

https://marcomarcounderwear.com/collections/types?q=Dog%20Tags

https://marcomarcounderwear.com/collections/types?q=Phone%20Cases

https://marcomarcounderwear.com/collections/types?q=Shirts

If I cannot delete them from our website I would like to know if I can change the meta description on them. Can someone please guide me. thank for your time.

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Shopify Partner
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Edit each of the products on these pages and remove them from the relevant "category". So remove all the swim products from the "Swim" category.

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New Member
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But what if I want to put them back in the Swim category? I'm very confused. I mostly wanna delete these collections permanently.

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Shopify Partner
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They aren't collections, they're categories.

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New Member
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How do I edit these pages if Shopify doesn't even have them editable. I'm still stuck. I run an e-commerce crawl and I just want the categories gone. I took out the "swim" from the products but they still show up on the website.

 

https://marcomarcounderwear.com/collections/types?q=swim

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Shopify Partner
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I don't think you've taken out the category swim. It's still listed on the product page.
https://marcomarcounderwear.com/products/bevel-swim-briefs-teal

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Shopify Partner
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Make sure you don't have any "tags" or product "types"

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Tourist
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Just had a quick look at this, and it looks like a collection that has a url like https://marcomarcounderwear.com/collections/types?q=swim is essentially a dynamic search query within shopify that creates a collection based on a products type, in this case any product of type "swim".

Note this is different to the collection that shopify creates automatically for products of each 'type' which would be https://marcomarcounderwear.com/collections/swim in your case, this can be found and hidden or deleted in the collections system. Queries are hard to delete because in effect they are pages that are being created each time someone requests that page. 

Within the "online store" menu if you go to Themes, and Edit html/css under templates you should find search.liquid if you really wanted to you might be able to put an "if statement" in there that basically tell shopify not to return results for queries on collection searches, but it might have unforseen consequences.

Couple of questions, firstly do you know how are people getting to that page? i'm assuming you don't have links to it and that people arn't getting to it through the search function. Secondly why do you want to delete the collection?

 

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Shopify Expert
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You are able to use Liquid to detect dynamic collections that use the type or vendor parameter. Either of those views won't have a collection handle. 

{% if collection.handle == blank %}
  I am a vendor or type view
{% endif %}

Once you know it's a vendor or type you can choose to alter the content shown, or opt to add a noindex meta tag.

 

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