Re: Manual Sorting of A Collection

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Why does my manually sorted collection revert to alphabetical order?

wendy_sease
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I've manually sorted many collections in my store. I have one collection that I have manually sorted and resorted at least 6 times now and after anywhere from 30 minutes to 12 hours it always go back to a an alphabetical sorting. This doesn't happen in other collections I have. Why would this happen to one particular collection. The collection has over 900 items in it. I set it for manual sorting. I reorder products and it does it and I can see that it is correctly done on the front end but it always go

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Ollie
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Hey @wendy_sease.

 

Thanks for the quick response and letting us know.

 

Looking into the Expression theme, I noticed that the theme does support product filtering and sorting for collections. If you can confirm that the collection sort is set to manual using your Shopify Admin but it is displaying incorrectly on the online store - it could be due to the coding of the theme.

 

As I was looking into the theme, I did notice that this is a third-party theme that is designed and supported by Clean Canvas.

 

05-42-62046-1863

 

Since we are a bit unfamiliar with the style of coding that is being used throughout the theme, it would be best to direct this inquiry to their theme support. I came across their Contact Us page and wanted to provide it. They would be in the best position to provide you with additional support and insight to have the collection page products manually sorted.

 

Let me know if you have any questions.

Ollie | Social Care @ Shopify 
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Ollie
Shopify Staff
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Hey @wendy_sease.

 

Thanks for reaching out.

 

I appreciate the context that you have shared with us as that is very helpful! Could you let us know which theme you are using?

 

If you are unsure about which theme is live on your online store, you can navigate to the Theme Editor and select the three dots appearing towards the top left of the page. I took a screenshot from my test store to show you the section I am referring to:

 

05-43-11829-50880

 

Looking forward to your response.

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wendy_sease
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Ollie-

My theme is Expression. 

Wendy

Ollie
Shopify Staff
2485 456 414

This is an accepted solution.

Hey @wendy_sease.

 

Thanks for the quick response and letting us know.

 

Looking into the Expression theme, I noticed that the theme does support product filtering and sorting for collections. If you can confirm that the collection sort is set to manual using your Shopify Admin but it is displaying incorrectly on the online store - it could be due to the coding of the theme.

 

As I was looking into the theme, I did notice that this is a third-party theme that is designed and supported by Clean Canvas.

 

05-42-62046-1863

 

Since we are a bit unfamiliar with the style of coding that is being used throughout the theme, it would be best to direct this inquiry to their theme support. I came across their Contact Us page and wanted to provide it. They would be in the best position to provide you with additional support and insight to have the collection page products manually sorted.

 

Let me know if you have any questions.

Ollie | Social Care @ Shopify 
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Will_Broderick
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This is an old post, so I assume the issue has been resolved, but it's being surfaced through search engines so I want to add a comment.

 

This is my approach from a theme support perspective:

 

The chances of the original theme causing this issue is nil. It is not possible.

The problem will be caused by Shopify, an app, or custom code.

 

In terms of tracking down the cause, the first thing I'd want to know is if this is a back-end or front-end issue.

 

If the collection's sort order changes in the collection-edit admin page, then that's a back-end Shopify issue. Themes can't change how your collection is configured, they can only present what is set up in Shopify. Only Shopify itself & apps can change your collection the way it appears in the admin side.

If this is the case, and your collection sort order is changing in Shopify's admin pages, then you'll need to run through any apps you have installed that could rearrange/re-sync your products and talk to their support teams. Shopify's support may also be able to help.

 

If the collection looks fine, and the issue is purely with how it displays on the storefront, then the most likely cause of this issue is any app installed for filtering & search. These often fully replace the collection page product grid with their own display logic.

If an app is used for this purpose, you can talk to the app's support team about this issue.

 

If it's a front-end issue, and no apps are being used, then the next thing to do would be to check if the same issue occurs in a free theme (like Dawn). This will determine if the issue is caused by a bug in Shopify's Online Store.

 

If it's a front-end issue, and it looks fine in Dawn, the next step is checking an unmodified version of the theme (Expression), which can be installed from the Theme Store. This is an attempt to rule out custom code added to the theme. If it still fails in an unmodified copy of the theme, then you can talk to the theme's support team for more advice.

 

These are the steps we'd go through if you contacted our theme's support team, and hopefully this might save someone some time finding the right person to talk to (and solve the problem) if they run into the same issue.

Will - from those Clean Canvas folks