Hidden Product Show Page

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With this feature, you can now add hidden products to Advanced Page, so you can provide page links to specific customers to allow them to purchase all hidden products.

 

In the article, you'll find:

 

1. Set up a hidden product show page

Step 1. Install the Hidden Product feature

This feature is supported in selected plans. You may go to [Apps] > [Apps Store] to install the "Hidden Product" app first. If you haven't installed it, please install it first.

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[Coming Soon] New Hidden Marketplace 

SHOPLINE's new Hidden Marketplace will allow you to use the new page builder to effortlessly create a decent hidden marketplace. For more information please refer to this article

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Step 2. Build a Hidden Product Show Page

Hidden Product Show Page is using the "Advanced Page" feature to create. First, go to [Online Store Design] > [Pages] and create Advanced Page or edit an existing Advanced Page.EN-Step1.png

 

Step 3. Add hidden products

Using "Single Product Element" or "Category Element" to add hidden products. If you are not created hidden products, please refer to Hidden Product

If you use the "Category" element to add hidden products where at right-side number will show up All products (including published, hidden and unpublished products) in this category.

You could create a category for all hidden products so that you can simply add that category. When the category only has hidden products, it will not appear at the storefront. To know more about category features, please refer to Setup Product Category

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As shown below, if the product is a hidden product or unpublished product, the product image and text will be grayed out. For example, the first and second products are "hidden products", and the third product is a normal published(Non-hidden) product, and the fourth product is a removed product.SC-Step3.png

 

Step 4. Set the page as a hidden product show page

Please click Build on the left side and check the "Show Hidden Products" box under "Other Settings". Customers will then be able to see hidden products on this page.

Note: If you have created the page to show hidden products, DO NOT add that page in the menu navigation as that will make every customer see and purchase the hidden products.

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After checking the box Show Hidden Product, all grayed-out hidden products will be removed and displayed at the storefront.SC-Step5.png 

Finishing your setting and clicking Save will show a pop-up reminder showing that your page includes unpublished or hidden products and those products won't show up in your store. Click OK to continue.

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After you save the setting, the system will exclude this page from crawling by search engines. If your advanced page is "new", this page will not appear in search engine results. If your advanced page is "existing", after switching on this feature, it will take some time for the search engine database to update thus this page will not appear in the search results (generally Google and other search engines will take 2-4 weeks to update the database)

 

 

2. How to get the URL of the hidden product show page

In the SHOPLINE Admin, go to [Online Store Design] > [Page] and find out your hidden product show page. Then click the icon next to the page title and enter the page in a new tab.

We would suggest that you name "Hidden Store" for the page title for easy identification and to avoid misplacement in the online store directory, footer, etc.EN-Step6.png

 

When customers enter the "Hidden Product Show Page", all the hidden products on the page will be displayed for customers to browse and purchase, as shown below. When a customer wants to enter another hidden product after viewing a product, they will need to return to the "Hidden Product Show Page" page before entering other hidden product pages since hidden products have no other paths in the store.EN-Step7.png 

 

 3. Notes

  • Please do not add hidden product show page to the shop menu, footer etc., otherwise all customers can enter and purchase hidden products on this page. We would suggest that you add "Hidden Store" in the "Page Title" for easy identification and to avoid misplacement in the online store navigation, footer, etc.

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  • If you do not check "Show hidden products" in the tab, there will not be any "Hidden Products", and the following prompt will appear on the "Save" page:

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  • If you uninstall "Hidden Product" in the App Store, hidden products will not display on the storefront.
  • After you save the setting, the system will exclude this page from crawling by search engines.
    • If your advanced page is "new", this page will not appear in search engine results.
    • if your advanced page is "existing"  and switch on this feature will need to wait for the search engine database to update so that this page will not appear in the search results (generally Google and other search engines will take 2-4 weeks to update the database) You can also use this description to link webmasters and submit a Sitemap to speed up crawling by search engines. For more details please refer to Verify Google Search Console and Submit Sitemap
    • After you switch off the "Searchable on search engines" toggle in the SEO settings, the page will be excluded from the search results. If there are no hidden products on the page, do not turn off the "Searchable on search engines" switch.

 

 

 

 

 

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