Is there a way to hide a product sitewide?

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Is there a way to hide a product sitewide, but still make it viewable and purchasable by visiting a direct link to the product?

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Easiest way I could think of would be if you just removed it from all collections, while keeping it available on your sales channel.

 

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Hey, @mctenold

Tira hee, from Shopify.

Thanks for the question and thanks @alexmarse for your suggestion. This will work. Collections categorize your products on your online store. 

You can hide these products from your collections and still make them available on your sales channels, you will still be able to share the URL of the product with anyone.

If you need to grab the URL of the product to share with someone, you can login into your Shopify Admin, click on Products, and click on the product you wish to get the URL for. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and under the Search engine listing preview, you will see a URL there that you can copy and share as you would like. 

Here’s what this looks like from my test store:

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There are two types of collections: Manual and Automated. Manual Collections need products to be added and removed from them manually. 

If you have this kind of collection, you can follow these steps:

  1. Login to your Shopify Admin
  2. Click on Products > Collections
  3. Click on the collection you wish to edit 
  4. Under the Products section, you’ll see a list of the products already added to the collection
  5. Click on the “X” next to the product you want to remove

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6. The product page will auto save and your product won’t be visible through that collection. 

Check out the steps listed in our help doc here: Remove products from manual collections.

Removing products from an Automated Collection is different as products are automatically added to these collections based on the product conditions. To remove these products, you will need to go to the product and remove the conditions that match the collection. To find out what conditions your collection has, you can follow steps 1 - 3 from above, and instead of “Products” you will see a section called, “Conditions” for Step 4. After taking a look at your conditions, you can go to your product and remove those conditions. 

Check out our help doc on how to change an Automated Collection here: Change the contents of an automated collection

Let me know if this helps you accomplish what you want to achieve.

Tira | Social Care @ Shopify
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thanks @Tira this helps me as well! Although, how do you keep it from showing up in search?

Thanks

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Hey, @lisankelly

Thanks for reaching out. I understand that you want to hide your product page from search engine results. Is that correct?

If that’s what you want to do, then I recommend following our help doc on Hiding a page from search engines that explains how you can customize your liquid code in your theme’s theme.liquid file to hide a page from search engines. You’ll need to locate the page handle of your product (it is the text that is located after your domain name or myshopify.com URL) and replace the page-handle-you-want-to-exclude part of the code of step #5 to the handle of the page you would like to hide. For example, if my store domain is: mycooleststore.com and my product page was called "Cool thing" then my URL might look like this: mycooleststore.com/products/cool-thing. The cool-thing would be my page handle. I recommend making sure that the page handle that you want to hide isn't similar to other page handles on your store, as these will all be hidden as well. To edit your page handles, you can login to your Shopify Admin and navigate to the collection or page you wish to edit, under the "Search Engine" section, you'll find the URL & Handle. Check out our dev doc on object handles of what this looks like here

Has your collection page always been showing in search results? What is inspiring you to change this?

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