It seem that in creating collections you can only have "Product Tag is equal to"
The system will not allow another condition of "Product Tag is not equal to"
Let's say I have Green Apples tagged as such and another product tag that is "Disabled Items"
Why can't I create a collection of
Green Apples, but not if Green Apples has a tag of "Disabled Items"
We have a lot of products, that from time to time we want to exclude from some Collections. It seems the conditional logic in Shopify is broken. How to fix?
Smart collections use inclusive logic - not exclusive. Even though you might want to have an exclusive rule, how you're seeing it is as intended. There's no bug.
Consider how you might approach this in the inclusive way. For example, perhaps the items you want to show have an "enabled" tag and those you don't want to include don't. Your collection setup would then be looking for "green apples" and "enabled".
I was confused by the showing of those options but not being able to use them as well, but notice that when you switch from "Product Tag" to a different variable that some of these other options become available. You may be able to come up with rules utilizing these other options ion correlation with product titles. I'm a noob, so feel free to ignore this. :)
Let's assume we have product type of Dresses. But we have different types of dresses, or dresses with different prints, etc. The ability to give dresses with African prints a tag, those with geometric shapes a tag, those that are blue a tag, etc. The ability to have a collection of Dresses, African Print Dresses and Geometric Print Dresses would be most valuable.
I can also offer my services to fix this bug as I'm a developer.
Hello there! Our app, Advanced Collections, has the feature of excluding tags from your smart collections -
With the app, you can create an advanced collection (which is basically just a Shopify custom collection controlled by the app) which syncs the products from one or more smart collections, while excluding those with certain tags you specify. As you add or update products in your shop, the advanced collections sync automatically according to the criteria chosen. The most common use case for our users is to apply a discount code to the advanced collection containing non-sale item (i.e. excluding any products tagged 'sale').
We have also recently added the feature of sorting existing collections by updated or publish date (Shopify only has the functionality of sorting by created date). There is a free trial of 7 days, do try it out. Thanks!