Every Shopify merchant has faced this problem one day: for most Shopify resources (products, variants, articles, pages, collections...) you can only enter a single description and one image.
But what happens when you want to store additional information (like a list of product instructions)? Unfortunately, you're stuck, and Shopify does not have any way of adding such fields... except by using metafields!
The problem is that metafields can only be created with deep programming knowledge.
But here comes SuperFields: the easiest and most intuitive way to create, organize and manage metafields in Shopify, all for a very affordable price!
Meta fields can be used for storing additional information for just about anything. Here are some useful cases where metafields can be useful:
Working with metafields is a two-step process:
1) First, you need to create what we call a "definition". Those are the new fields you want to appear on products, collections, articles, pages... Fields can be organized into groups or even sub-groups for easy modification by the merchant. This step is typically done by a developer.
2) Then, you can simply fill in the information for your products, collections, articles, pages... like in the standard Shopify administration. This step is typically done by the merchant.
As of today, with SuperFields, you can attach metafields to:
You can create the following types of fields:
Imagine that you want to display, inside all your products, information about the brand, like name, logo, maybe a bit of history...
Simply create a custom type (like "Brands"), create objects of this type (like "Louis Vuitton", "Gucci" or "Prada"), finally simply create relationships between your products, collections... with your custom objects.
If you need to change the brand information, you can now edit it once, and all the products, collections, articles... that had a relationship to this custom object are automatically modified!
Yes, metafields require basic knowledge of HTML and Liquid. Templates must be modified to display the additional information that you fill in the app.
Our application provides an easy, intuitive way of organizing meta fields that can then be very easily edited by merchants using an interface that looks like Shopify.
If you do not feel confident with coding, we recommend that you use a service like TaskHusky. Just tell them the kind of unique information you want in your product/ collection/ article/ whatever... and they'll make sure that configuration of the app and addition of the necessary code is done for you!
In addition to that, all the images you upload in our app are uploaded in highly performant Amazon S3 servers. And because we know you have customers all over the world, we automatically use a super-fast CDN (Amazon CloudFront) for all the images, so that they are served very quickly to every customer!
If you uninstall the app, you will not be able to edit the metafields anymore. Also, if you have uploaded any images directly through the app, they will automatically be scheduled for deletion 21 days after you have uninstalled the app.
If you want to avoid this, you can always re-install the app before those 21 days, and everything will be restored automatically!
We, at Maestrooo, are also official theme developers in the Shopify Theme Store and are doing completely custom themes as well.
As a consequence, we have a pretty deep knowledge of what merchants want, and how they interact with Shopify.
Unfortunately, we felt very frustrated by the existing metafields app. Merchants want an easy to use interface that looks like what they use on a daily basis, while keeping all the fields organized.
That's why we decided to completely replicate the whole interface that merchants are used to. This way, they do not have to learn again a new interface, making them feel at home immediately!
By using our SuperFields app for your clients, you will ensure that they will not call you daily because they do not know how to find a hexadecimal color code: we are already using the same color picker they are used to!
For now, we do not support export/ import of metafields.
If you require this feature, just contact us. We'd love to hear your case for its usage!
SuperFields can be tried for free for 7 days. If you don't like it, just uninstall the app before those 7 days are over, and you won't be charged at all!