This is Max from the Shopify Team.
The easiest way to approach this is by creating collections and linking them within drop down menus. Check out this help doc to Set up drop-down menus in your online store.
Collections are simply groups of products. You can name and arrange them accordingly. There are two types of collections that you can create:
Manual collections - specific products that you choose.
Automated collections - uses selection conditions to automatically include matching products.
You're then able to create a hierarchy based on the items within your collections. For example, from broadest to narrowest Shop All > Apparel > Women's > Women's tops. Each step is a different collection and some products would and should be repeated in multiple collections.
The Debut theme can easily have dropdowns added. The preview of this theme shows an example of the look of a dropdown under Catalog:
If you're looking for a more sophisticated step down or search than the regular dropdown menu format, I'd suggest looking into some apps like these to help with filtering and menus.
If you need any more clarification, please let us know!
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Sunny here from the Shopify Guru team and I'd be happy to assist.
Creating a subset of collections is a really great way to organize a shop to make for an easy shopping experience. As an example, you can have a collection called "Living Room", and within that collection you have sub-collections such as, Furniture, Accessories, Lighting etc. Does this sound similar to what you're looking to achieve?
If so, we have this helpful guide that teaches you how to create a subset of collections on a custom page by editing your theme code. The guide will walk you through the step-by-step instructions to set that up within your shop. However, the guide itself is fairly advanced and is not supported by Shopify. Although I don't have much experience with coding, I've successfully set up sub-collections on my own shop and would be happy to lend a hand if you need!
As a side note if you haven't already, I would recommend creating a multi-level dropdown menu that displays your subset collections in menu format that would look something like this:
Various themes on our theme store include the multi-level menu feature, including Debut, but if you're using an older version of the theme, you'll either need to update to a newer version or use an app. Below are two of our most popular menu apps from the App Store:
Buddha Mega Menu
Globo Mega Menu
Let me know if you have any specific questions about the guide I shared or if you get stuck along the way. I'd be happy to help.
Sunny | Shopify Guru
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I'm Lizzy, one of the Gurus on the support team at Shopify.
I found this video from Categories Uncomplicated which walks you through installation of the app. The screencast here is using a slightly older version of the Shopify admin, so I've also included some instructions below to help find the areas you're looking for.
First of all, to get to the code editor you'll want to go to Online Store>Themes>Actions(on the theme you'd like to edit)>Edit Code. Once you're in the editor you'll see several folders on the left hand side. In Debut, the file you're looking for is called collection-template.liquid and it is located inside the Sections folder.
Now that you've found the correct file you'll just need to choose where you'd like to paste the snippet from the app's instructions. You can play around with the placement to make sure that you've added it into the correct place. There is a preview option at the top of the page that will update when you save changes to show you what your edits are adjusting.
Before making any changes to the theme code I always like to suggest duplicating your theme. You can do this by going to Online Store>Actions>Duplicate. Just in case.
From watching the video I linked above, it looks like there are a few more steps to completing the set up of the app. Following those should get the categories appearing for you. The developers of this app offer support, and their contact information is available on their app page. If after watching the video the app still isn't functioning as expected, they would be the best team to help you get it up and running.
Let me know if that helps get you started and please don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have about what I've said.
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I am trying to create sub collections in the "debut" theme.
What I am trying to do is this, from my home page of my shopify store to show all my featured collections.
I want to show three featured collections Men, Women and children.
By clicking on the men collection you are brought to a page showing all the different men collections I have (T-shirts, Sweaters, Pants, etc) Then you can select where you would like to view for example clicking t-shirt would show you all the different mens t-shirts in stock .
by clicking on the womens collections you are brought to a page showing all the different womens collections I have (Dresses, Skirts, Pants, Shirts, etc) By clicking on the pants collections you are shown all the different womens pants in stock.
by clicking on the childrens collection you are brought to a page showing all the different childrens collections I have (cloths, toys, books etc) by clicking on one of these collections you are shown all the products within this collection.
I've tried using the uncomplicated-categories app for this but I can't seem to figure out where to past the code into my collections.liquid. (If someone can make this work for me, or guide me through installation I will also pay $40 paypal)
I'm offering $40 PayPal to whoever can help me accomplish what I am trying to do! We can use skype/phone call/discordgg so I can better explain what I am trying to accomplish!
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If you want to save yourself a lot of time, just use the ByteStand app to import your products. It will even keep everything in sync after the import - inventory changes, price changes, etc.
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