Create collections not visible on the online store

17 0 4


I wanted to know if it is possible to create a collection that is not visible to the public?

A)If I create a collection for a vendor as a way to track inventory , but the products in that inventory collection  are not available for customers, can I make one not visible to customers? Does the collection availability dictate this? If I say that it is not available for online store, when I preview the page will I still be able to see products?

B) in the csv file that you can import products on it has both “status” where you can set to active/ draft, and “published” where you can put true/false. What is the difference between published =false , and status-draft?

C) if I create this hidden (from the public) collection, and I put products to be not-published,and/or draft status in this collection, will the products show up when I preview the collection page? Do products have to be active to go into a collection?



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17 0 4

Hello @KetanKumar ,

Thanks for letting me know,

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