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.
Yep, this is the only way I thought too. I don't get why a basic functionality isn't implemented in this very used ecommerce.
I just ran into this, migrated 2000 products from Volusion only to find out that my collections are way out of order, I can't believe Shopify doesn't offer a simple way to fix this, Volusion, which is a much inferior platform IMO has a date that can be easily changed or imported and that date determines the order in which products are displayed in Collections (Volusion calls them Categories). With this said, I paid for Matrixify (excellent app by the way) and I am currently in the process of exporting everything, I hope it works for me. As for sorting, very easy to do with Excel, I was able to download a products file from Volusion, matched the Skus to those shown in the Matrixify export and then took the row from Volusion called "Display Date" and copied/pasted to a new row on the Matrixify file, then sorted everything based on that row showing oldest date first and newest date last, I am going to try an import and hope it works.
@Lilith Is there any plan for Shopify to fix this terrible issue? At the very least, let the "created at" date be edited. I have the same issue as other folks with migrating and my products not sorting by date correctly. I have been waiting a long time for this to be solved by Shopify. I do have the Matrixify app, but the "created at" field is not importable to Shopify, so that is not a solution. I do not want to manually order all of my collections - I want them to be sorted by new to old. I also want my customers to be able to sort products that way.
Honestly, I can't believe with all the latest updates Shopify would not also address this problem.
Can you tell us if it is in any plan to fix?
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