Metafields is a native feature in Shopify. It is comparable to custom fields in other applications. You'll be able to store extra data about your products, variants, collections, orders, blogs, and shop. In case you're reading this article and you're a store owner.


It would be ideal if you to note that it was typically planned to be utilized by Shopify designers and developers to extend features of Shopify. Unless you've got a little knowledge of the templating system used by Shopify, metafields would not be something you've got to create by yourselves. It is best to talk to a designer or designer about it.


So you have been warned 😁

 

Let’s Peep In A Little More About Metafields

 

Metafields comes along with the following attributes, 

  • Namespace
      • This is often a technical term but it essentially means a unique category name for your values. You can make it unique. For eg, in case you need to include more descriptions of your products. You can call the namespace extra-description. It is way better not to use space in any of the attributes.
  • Key
      • Portray what kind of data the value attribute is stored.

     

  • Value
      • It implies the actual value you're storing in the attribute

     

  • Value_type
      • It Can either be a string or integer. In case you're storing text data within the value field, select string. In case you're putting string numbers within the value field, select Integer.

     

    It seems you’re well versed with Metafields now, so let’s explore different ways where you can incorporate Metafields in your Shopify Store.

     

    Metafields can be added to any of the following resources:

    • Shop
    • Collection
    • Product
    • Blog
    • Page
    • Order
    • Customer

     

    If you’re using Metafields Master app, the interface will look something like:-

     

    Interface of metafields master app

     

    Select the resource from the above choices and you’re just a few steps away to get started with the metafields.

     

    Not taking much time, let’s have a look at all the possible ways where we can use Metafields in our Shopify store, here are a few :

     

    • Display related products 

    Utilize Metafields

     

    • Display an image gallery on product Pages

    Best Possible Ways To Utilize Metafields In Shopify

     

    • Display a short description of the product or collection 
    Best Possible Ways To Utilize Metafields In Shopify

    • Display the size chart
    Best Possible Ways To Utilize Metafields In Shopify

     

     

    Apart from above, 

    • You can also use metafield to add & display the HTML code. 
    • In blogs, metafields can be utilized to display additional information like images. For instance, display images on the hover event. 
    • For collection, metafields can be used to display sliders and in many more ways.

    Tragically, Shopify did not give a User Interface to alter metafields expecting only developers or designers would have to use metafields.


    We have run into cases when clients would need to use metafields to enter additional information mentioned above in their Shopify store that designers or developers created that utilizes metafields. To get over this, HulkApps has made an application named “Metafields Master” to alter these custom fields at ease.


    Here’s a quick link to install the app from Shopify App Store,

    Install Metafields Master App

     

    If you don’t want to rush and need to know more about the app, you can visit our articles that’ll help you make a quick decision about our app.

     

    Here are a few articles that will help you along your way to metafields.

     

    These are just a birds-eye view, however, there's a lot more at our disposal.

     

    Need Help?

    Learning new apps may seem daunting but Metafields Master is easy to adopt. You can check out the complete setup guide for Metafields Master here. Just in case you get stuck, our best of all support team is happy to help you.