I imported my website from Squarespace to Shopify; therefore, it created the exact same publish date for everything that was imported.
I want to use Sort Collections > by Newest but that does not work because they all have the same publish date.
I cannot go in and duplicate/recreate hundreds of new products one-by-one to alter the publishing dates. That is not practical and would take days.
Q. What is the method for changing the publishing dates on individual products?
Hi, @shanekeller! Welcome to the platform and thanks for dropping by the Community Forums here to ask your question!
To edit more than one product's availability/future publish date you can do this through bulk editing. I've gone ahead and made a quick video from my testing store to show you how that works:
Alternatively, you can also use an app from the Shopify app store. Matrixify is known to be able to bulk update published dates for products as well.
I'd like to also bring up that there is an
all products/collections page attributed to your store. You have control over what you wan to show up there as well. You can use this guide here to help you control your collection page there. It's a good idea if you have some closed collection items that you only want some people to see or if you have items you don't want to show up in the list of all products, etc. Keeps your site clean, avoids prying competitors from seeing what you have for exclusive items, and your business integrity stays intact at all times.
Renars here from Matrixify app, thank you for mentioning us!
The collection sorting for migrated Products is a known issue in Shopify.
You sure can use the Matrixify app to bulk update your Product Published At dates.
However - there are a few issues with this in Shopify:
That being said - there are still workarounds for this:
I hope that this could work for you. If you have any questions or issues along the way - please reach out to our support directly.