How can I individually add ingredients to my products?

Gabimoore19
Tourist
5 0 1

Hello... I have products that all have unique ingredients and when trying to add them it would make them all the same like a default. How can I add the ingredients to my products without this happening?

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Mac
Shopify Staff
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Hi, @Gabimoore19!

Thanks for reaching out in our Community forums and for sharing your concern, I’d be happy to help.

 

You mentioned that you are running into issues when adding an ingredients list to each item, as the list appears to be duplicating for all of your products. I'd love to gather more context regarding this so that I can point you in the right direction. Which theme are you using? Are you able to walk me through your workflow that leads to this error? For instance, are you editing the description of your products when adding your lists, or making the changes directly on your themes code? 

 

Looking forward to your response! 

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Gabimoore19
Tourist
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Hi Mac, 

 

I am using the Sense Theme. I am trying to add the ingredients and the "How to use" description under products. It does the same thing for any product details I am adding thru the website editor. 

 

Mac
Shopify Staff
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Hi again, @Gabimoore19!

Thank you for the clarification. 

 

Editing your ingredients and How to use descriptions tabs is possible by following a few steps. Firstly, you will want to head over to your theme editor and create a template to customize how your content is displayed.

 

To do this, you will want to head over to one of your product pages, click on Default Product > find Products in the dropdown menu > click Create Template. From there, you can name the template and make any customizations to the Ingredients or How to use sections. After it's published, assign it in the Shopify admin by heading over to the product page and activating the corresponding theme template. 

 

After this is done, you will be able to manage and assign all of your templates to your products, allowing you to have different sections on each page. Feel free to check out our Template guide that goes into more detail. 

 

Kindly reply back to this thread with any questions or updates and we can continue our conversation further!

 

 

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SaliceDolce
Visitor
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How do you make the ingredients for each product different? 

Mac
Shopify Staff
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Hi, @SaliceDolce!

Thank you for joining this thread. 

 

This can be done by creating and assigning unique templates for your products. Essentially, you will want to head over to one of your product pages, click on Default Product > find Products in the dropdown menu > click Create Template. From there, you can name the template and add your list of ingredients. After it's published, assign it in the Shopify admin by heading over to the product page and activating the corresponding theme template. 

 

Feel free to check out our Template guide that goes into more detail on how to assign your templates. 

 

Let me know if this suggestion works for you! 

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KeepItSimple22
Visitor
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Why doesnt shopify simplify this ingredient listing process?  Once I click on a product and edit the ingredients on that products page that should be all I have to do.  I shouldnt have to create and template and do all these extra steps.  It makes no sense.

JPR44
Tourist
5 0 2

I agree! When I add my ingredients, it duplicates all 3 products I have listed. Makes absolutely no sense and has wasted 2 hours of my day trying to figure out why it is doing this.

Mac
Shopify Staff
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Hi, @JPR44!

Thanks for joining this thread. I'd be happy to help. 

 

I'm sorry to hear that the process to update your ingredients was time consuming. In order to update each ingredient list seperatly, you will need to create and assign unique product page templates. 

 

To do this, you will navigate to your theme editor, click on the desired product page, and click on Default Product > find Products in the dropdown menu > click Create Template. From there, you can name the template and add your list of ingredients. After it's published, assign it in the Shopify admin by heading over to the product page and activating the corresponding theme template. 

 

Feel free to check out our Template guide that goes into more detail on how to assign your templates. 

 

Let me know if this suggestion works for you! 

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Tfrombandco
Visitor
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This is so frustrating and disappointing that 8 months on I am having this exact issue and nothing has been done to simplify the process. I am using the craft theme and it blows my mind that it is this difficult just to change the individual ingredients of products. it has really made me wish I hadn't used Shopify to begin with. 

briansage
Shopify Partner
5 0 10

IDK why Shopify is saying what they are. You can do it like this:

  1. Go to your store admin > Settings > Custom Data > Products, and click the "Add definition" button
  2. Enter Name "Ingredients", Namespace "custom.ingredients", Select type "Multi-line text", and check the box to allow it to be displayed in your Storefront.
  3. Now, when you edit your products, you'll be able to scroll down to a Metafields section and add your ingredients to each product.

To display the ingredients on the site

  1. In your admin, go to Online Store > Themes and click the "Customize" button
  2. In the theme customizer, click the drop down menu at the top center of the page and select Product > Default product (or whatever product template you want to change)
  3. In the left-hand tree view, click "Add block" and then select any theme block that works for you. We used "Collapsible row"
  4. The block you chose may allow you to enter a heading; enter "Ingredients"
  5. In the content field, you should see a database button (looks like a stack of pancakes); click that, and you should see the Product - Ingredients field you created in the steps above.

I hope that helps.

 

BTW, I have a small agency of web app devs and designers, AND my wife and I operate our own Shopify store. If we can be of help, please just let me know.

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LRoca
Visitor
1 0 2

@briansage Super easy. I didn't even try the other methods. thanks for the info.

joelurraco
Shopify Partner
19 0 12

@briansage  How could I add some extra info to each ingredient? I would like to add a percentage amount to each ingredient as a separate data, so I can have more flexibility on my template.

briansage
Shopify Partner
5 0 10

That's getting more advanced. For each extra bit of data, you'll need to create a new field, and to display those fields you'll need to customize your theme HTML.

 

If that's not within your wheelhouse, then you may just consider finding a plugin that handles what you need. Sorry I don't have a better DIY recommendation.

robreichjr
Shopify Partner
2 0 1

Hi Briansage - I have another layer, I have a client wanting to generate a shopping list. I am thinking of creating a zap that exports the Ingredient and Quantity then create formulas in Google Sheets that will provide the right quanitites for a weekly shoppping list for the chef.

 

would love more insight on this to see if possbile. 

 

send me an email if you could rob@MaverixDesign.com

filpa-2
Tourist
8 0 0

Hi - this seems like it will work - but there is only a maximum of 100 characters. Do you know how to increase this?

 

briansage
Shopify Partner
5 0 10

Under Settings > Custom Data > Products, make sure the type of custom fields is set to "Multi-line text". That should allow 65k characters.

molemansd
New Member
7 0 0

This!!!  I don't know why Shopify has not responded with exactly that way.  It would cause so much more work.  Thank you!!  It's exactly what I was looking for.  Everyone should do this.  

 

@briansage How do I get ahold of you.  I am trying to figure out how to do something very particular.  I'm looking for some help.  Thanks!

Mac
Shopify Staff
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Hi @KeepItSimple22!

Thank you very much for reaching out and joining this thread.

 

I appreciate you taking the time to outline your feedback. I can definitely see how simplifying the ingredients list process could be beneficial from a practical and time saving perspective. I can definitely pass this feedback along to our theme development team for review. Hopefully, an easier method can be added in the future.

 

Thanks again! 

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Gabimoore19
Tourist
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I am trying to edit the ingredients the product description is fine.

Mac
Shopify Staff
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Hi, @Gabimoore19!

Thank you for joining this thread.

 

Feel free to share more context around your post and I'd be happy to point you in the right direction. We’d also be happy to continue assisting you through our Help Center. In order to access our live support, you can ask the Virtual Shopify Assistant to contact support. From there, it'll guide you with your next steps on how to connect with a team member.

 

I'm looking forward to your response!

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