Filter by Tag in Dawn Theme

Laurie_ONeill
Shopify Partner
59 0 18

I've been playing around with Dawn theme and am so confused because it doesn't seem to have any built in way to sort a collection by tag...the filter on the collection page only has the options of sorting by product type, price, vendor, and availability. Every Shopify theme I've ever worked with has the ability to sort products by tag built into it somewhere and this is a feature I need on every site I am working on as I need to be able to filter by custom categories such as 'Occasion', etc. Do I have to figure out how to code this in myself? Or am I just missing something? Thanks in advance!

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hardik355
Shopify Partner
184 16 24

Hi 

Sorry for facing issue. Dawn theme provide filter. Go to online store -> Navigation there is section filter you can add tag. I attached image. 

https://shopify.dev/themes/navigation-search/filtering

Screenshot from 2021-08-03 09-22-54.png

 

 

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Laurie_ONeill
Shopify Partner
59 0 18

Hi, Thank you for your reply. I see the filter part of the navigation section, but the only options I see there are to filter by availability, price, product type, vendor/brand, or product options. I do not see tag as a choice there! I have a gift store that I need to be able to filter by specific categories like Occasion, Party theme, etc. that I currently have been using tags for in my old theme. I've attached a screenshot of what I see on that page...I do not see a way to add filter by tag!

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hardik355
Shopify Partner
184 16 24

Hi 

 

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Laurie_ONeill
Shopify Partner
59 0 18

I'm sorry, I am still confused. I am using the version of Dawn that I got through my development store about a week ago, I'm not sure how to get a different version of it? And the screenshot and link you sent just show how to filter by price, product type, vendor, availability, and product options. Those are not what I am trying to filter by. I am trying to filter by the tags that I have added to the products, such as Occasion, party theme, etc. All previous themes have been able to filter by tags but I am still not seeing that option anywhere!

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bredowmax
Explorer
67 1 83

Hi @Laurie_ONeill, so yeah, above given information was inaccurate - Shopify seems to have silently killed off 'filter by tag' - at least in the way of being exposed to the UI. Tag filtering still exists but only by URL: https://shopify.dev/themes/navigation-search/filtering/tag-filtering

 

Personally, I'm hoping very much for filtering by Metafields (at least the true/false one) to launch soon, but in the meantime, it's frustrating to go into this with the mindset of "Shopify OS 2.0 is an upgrade" but then hitting several roadblocks where it's actually a downgrade.

Laurie_ONeill
Shopify Partner
59 0 18

THANK YOU for understanding what I was asking and acknowledging that this is a problem!! I guess this answers my question that I will go ahead and use Debut theme as a base instead of Dawn for the site I'm working on now...I was thinking newer was better, but definitely not if they are doing away with filtering by tag as that is pretty much the whole reason I chose Shopify many years ago to begin with as I have very complicated products with a lot of options that need tags to sort them out. Like you said, I hope they eventually add filter by metatag, that would solve the problem. Thanks so much for letting me know I'm not just missing something here!

TILTIL
New Member
2 0 2

One thing I don’t understand is how can I filter products by color if my products don’t have variants in color, only in size? I can’t add a color to a product to filter on without an option like add a tag/metafield?

seb87
Shopify Partner
10 0 5

I also play around with the Dawm Theme and it works great. The only problem I have was the missing feature about filter by tag or filter by metafields.

We sell wine and need the possibility to filter this by grape variety, winery or country. At the moment the shop looks like this: https://imgur.com/a/6KuLdsa

In our old theme and shop we use the Smart Product Filter & Search from Globo

https://imgur.com/a/ahJFvgo

The App and support is great but with install such a huge App we got a lot of problems. They need a lot of javascript and they use their own product liquid file to display the product in collection. So we have a lot of struggle with customize this template. I think it is not the best solution to have different product templates in different files.

https://imgur.com/a/bFnuv1x

i think it can't be in the interest of shopify to install such apps and thus destroy the whole performance of the new theme. especially not when i read such news here: https://ux.shopify.com/next-generation-theme-design-5aae94f6d44c

 

Ist there any method to customize the dawn theme and add this functionality in my theme? When it is possible to filter by url then we only need the javascript functionality.

https://imgur.com/a/pBpXPUh

 

 

 

 

mattnz
Tourist
7 0 11

I am in the same situation. Bit annoying