Site access - Create a members-only store

TyW
Community Manager
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You can create a members-only store by showing a login or register page when customers navigate to your website. To make your store accessible only to registered customers, you need to edit your Customer accounts settings in the admin, and add some Liquid code to your theme.

 

Note: If you want only certain pages to be members-only, then you need to install an access management app from the Shopify App Store.

 

Enable customer accounts

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Checkout.
  2. In the Customer accounts section, click Accounts are required:

    members-01.jpg

  3. Click Save.

Edit your theme.liquid file

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Online Store > Themes.
  2. Find the theme you want to edit, and then click Actions > Edit code.
  3. In the Layout directory, click theme.liquid.
  4. Find the opening <head> tag in the code. On a new line below the opening <head> tag, paste the following code:

    {% unless customer %}
    {% if template contains 'customers' or request.path == "/challenge" %}
    {% assign send_to_login = false %}
    {% else %}
    {% assign send_to_login = true %}
    {% endif %}
    {% endunless %}{% if send_to_login %}
    <meta content="0; url=/account/login?checkout_url=/" http-equiv="refresh" />
    {% else %}
  5. Find the closing </body> tag in the code. On a new line below the closing </body> tag, paste the following code:

    {% endif %}
  6. Click Save.

Change the page that logged-in customers are redirected to (optional)

Customers that log in are automatically redirected to the home page of the shop. You can edit where customers are redirected by editing the meta refresh tag URL in the code you just pasted.

  1. Find the following <meta> tag in the file:

    <meta content="0; url=/account/login?checkout_url=/" http-equiv="refresh" />
  2. Add the URL path you'd like to use just after checkout_url=/. For example, if you want your logged-in customers to go to your catalog page when they navigate to your site, add collections/all to the URL path. Your code should look like this:

    <meta content="0; url=/account/login?checkout_url=/collections/all" http-equiv="refresh" />
  3. Click Save.

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Replies 42 (42)
CedricLBK
New Member
2 0 0

Hey there,

thank you for the short tutorial, works just fine. Now i need to find a solution so that anyone who registers needs to be activated by an admin first in order to see the shop. Any suggestions? Also, i'd like to add more forms to the registration process, maybe split it up into 3 pages because it's pretty much information. Also, is there a way to add a file upload option while registering? I need some documents from my customers before they're allowed to see the shop.

Have a nice day :)

Voltage_Matt
Shopify Expert
36 0 21

Cedric,

You could use some basic liquid to only allow customers who have been tagged "Approved" access to the store. As for more forms/fields for registration the best solution we use is an app called customer fields: https://apps.shopify.com/customr 

CedricLBK
New Member
2 0 0

Thanks for your response Matt.

I already found exactly what i was looking for in this addon: https://apps.shopify.com/advanced-registration

Unfortunately, it is not available during shopify test phase which is sad. Is there any way to test it, without having to get a plan first?



Voltage_Matt
Shopify Expert
36 0 21

Only some apps allow testing in a dev environment, seems like that one does not. I know the one I suggested will allow you to test it out. 

shopshoesbyty1
New Member
1 0 0

I would like to know how to lock a collection only for logged in customers to see.

martinhalik
Excursionist
32 0 16

That's different topic, but you will find a tutorial how to do that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tsm8gkSK-o

Adrienne27
Tourist
7 0 0
I followed these steps looks great works well. But I have a question. The only thing that I want to change is that when people push the log in as guest button it redirects them back to the log in page. How can I wright the code so that when people push the log in as guest button they will then be sent to the front page of my website instead of the log in page.

This is my website.
motleymuseart.com

Thank you so much for helping.
martinhalik
Excursionist
32 0 16

Then you probably want to have a login page as homepage and no members-only store.

julient
Tourist
18 0 3

Hi TyW, 

Thanks a lot for all this, I did the edits and it works perfect, the only issue is once the user has logged in, he is redirected to the My account page, while I have replaced the checkout URL with my homepage URL. This is weird, could you help me maybe? 

My website is listd.ae and the password is listd 

I attach the code below: 

 

<head>
{% unless customer %}
{% if template contains 'customers' %}
{% assign send_to_login = false %}
{% else %}
{% assign send_to_login = true %}
{% endif %}
{% endunless %}

{% if send_to_login and request.path != "/challenge" %}
<meta content="0; url=/account/login?checkout_url=listd.ae/" http-equiv="refresh" />
{% else %}

 

 

Thanks a lot! 

lamettav
New Member
1 0 0

Hey all! Great tutorial. I have a little question (I might have overlooked and didn t see the answer already)
How can I have one page excluded from the only logged in customers can see content?
Like I want to display log in only when someone does not have an account yet but want to redirect "Create account" to an alternate page. 
Can I somehow exclude the needed URL in the header part? 
Hope you understand what I mean 😅

Thank you already!