You can use Custom Fields to create fields that only store data for administrative uses, that aren't shown to customers.
For example, let's say you have a field called UPC that will store data that is used within your company, but your customers don't need to see it. No problem! Create the field as usual, just don't print it in your liquid template. If that's all you're using Custom Fields for, you're done! No need to edit templates to print fields, because you don't want the values shown to customers. Huh? When you installed Custom Fields you edited your product template to print the values. In this case, you don't want to do that.
But I Need Hidden Fields AND Fields Shown To Customers!
If you want a mix of both hidden fields and fields shown to visitors, you can do that too. The best way to do this is to copy the liquid snippets we give you and print only the fields you want. In that case, you'll want to remove the basic installation "include" statement that we give you.
Check out the advanced guide for exactly how to print individual fields.
How Can Admins Edit These Fields?
- Use the Chrome Extension and your admins can edit the fields right in Shopify.
- You can have them come to the app and look up the product or other object you want them to edit. There are contextual links on products and other objects in Shopify that bring the admin right to the object they want to edit.