Is there a Shopify theme or template that allows AUTHOR (I sell books)

Is there a Shopify theme or template that allows AUTHOR (I sell books)

Don_Bursell
Excursionist
23 0 4

My Shopify site has been going really well (donsmagicandbooks.com), but some buyers want to search by author, and I have yet to find a way to have that as a separate line item, and be able to TITLE that line as "Author".

 

Any feedback?  Any thoughts?

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suyash1
Shopify Partner
9529 1190 1528

@Don_Bursell - do you have any metafield functionality in your theme?

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Don_Bursell
Excursionist
23 0 4

Yes, but I’m not sure how to use that, though I learn quickly. 

Don_Bursell
Excursionist
23 0 4
I have over 4000 books, all with authors.
Don_Bursell
Excursionist
23 0 4
I have 4000 books from about 3000 different authors.

There is a box for the name of product (TITLE).
I want to find a theme that allows a secondary line, that I could title AUTHOR.

Cristina_92
Shopify Partner
55 0 17

Hi @Don_Bursell !

 

Could you find a solution to your question?

 

I use vendor or tags (with the help of custom liquid code) to show  authors.

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Don_Bursell
Excursionist
23 0 4

I have not found a solution, mainly because I haven't any knowledge about how to create custom liquid code.  I already use VENDOR to keep track of where I purchase my stock, and tags I already use to define various categories (45 so far) that each book can be found under.

 

For keeping track of stock, it would be so much easier if there were a tie, like TITLE, PRICE, etc., that is for AUTHOR.

Cristina_92
Shopify Partner
55 0 17

@Don_Bursell , maybe you can use then product type field.

 

I tried now and here is the result:

Screenshot from 2023-11-13 17-30-47.png

 

Go to Online Store -> Customize -> Choose any product -> click Add block -> choose Custom liquid. Add this code:

 

 

{% if product.type != '' %}
<b>Author:</b>
  {{ product.type | link_to_type }}
{% endif %}

 

 

ISBNExpress: Books Importer - import books by ISBN into your bookstore.
Boxi: Bundle Box Builder - create custom box builders.
Don_Bursell
Excursionist
23 0 4

See the attached screenshot.  I tried what you suggested, but each item shows "Author Unknown" when I go that route.Screenshot 2023-11-13 at 2.10.32 PM.jpg

Cristina_92
Shopify Partner
55 0 17

I see what you mean. My suggestion was to use the product type to show the authors. But I noticed that you're already using that field.

 

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Unfortunately, I don't know of any other options.

ISBNExpress: Books Importer - import books by ISBN into your bookstore.
Boxi: Bundle Box Builder - create custom box builders.