Accentuate integrates seamlessly with your Shopify admin giving you a simple yet powerful interface to define custom fields and to edit values for your products, collections and more in their right context.
A field's type define what you can store in the field and the way you interact with the field when you type in values. We provide types for:
Define custom fields to cross reference products, collections, blogs, pages and even link lists. Great for building related products, image galleries, linking a blog post to a product and much much more.
All of the different object types in Shopify (products, collections, pages etc.) have a "Details" page - on these pages you will find an "Apps" button in the menu bar with an entry labeled "Custom Fields". This will show you an editor for that specific object and show you the set of fields, that you defined for the type. You determine the sequence of the fields for each type.
With one exception, all your custom field definitions and values are stored as metafields within your Shopify store. Metafields are an integral part of the Shopify platform and provide secure storage for your data. Images and PDF files, however, are stored on our secure Amazon S3 server and served to yur visitors via a global CloudFront CDN.
Using metafields as the underlying storage for custom fields makes them very easy to integrate into your design theme using plain Liquid. Please see examples on our support page http://accentuate.io.
The app installation requests write access to your store in order to be able to store metafields for the different Shopify objects such as product, collections, pages etc. Rest assured, that Accentuate does not modify or delete anything in your store other than the Shopify metafields we use as the foundation for your custom fields.
Please get in touch, if you have any questions before or after you install Accentuate.