About The Product Assignment Feature
By default, Shopify provides only one template for all of your products. However, with GemPages, you can have multiple templates running at once and decide which products use which template. This is made possible by our Product Assignment feature.
How To Assign Products To A Template
There are two ways to assign products to a template: assigning products in the GemPages editor or assigning products from the product page dashboard.
Assign products in the GemPages editor
Step 1: In the GemPages editor, click on the Assign Product button at the top of your page. You will see a pop-up window where you can select products to assign to the template.
By default, all your products are listed in the product list, including draft and archived products. You can find your products using the search bar or filtering this list to show a smaller subset of your products.
The following filter options are available:
- All products - shows all products in your store, including draft and archived products.
- Shopify Collections - show products that are available in your collections on Shopify. With this option, you can select either products in bulk via collections or one by one.
- Product Templates - show products that are already assigned to GemPages' product templates. With this option, you can quickly move products across templates.
Step 2: From the pop-up window, select your preferred filter option. Enter the search words into the field labeled Search products or scroll down to find the products you want to assign.
Step 3: Tick on the product(s) you wish to assign or tick on the Select all box to assign all products.
Step 4: Click on the blue Confirm button to finish.
Now, you can see how many products and which products are assigned to the template.
To switch and preview different assigned products in the GemPages editor, click on the Change preview button or the Assigned X Products button at the top of your page and then, click on the product name or the eye icon.
Assign products from the product page dashboard
Note: Once you've assigned products from the product page dashboard to a draft template, the template content will be published immediately.
Step 1: From the product page dashboard, hover over your preferred product template and click on the blue Assign Products button. You will see a pop-up window where you can select products to assign to the template.
Step 2, 3, 4: Follow the same process as you assign products in the GemPages editor.
Set A Default Template
If you want to use the same template for all your products, you can set a default template in the GemPages dashboard.
Step 1: Access Product Pages in the GemPages dashboard.
Step 2: Hover over the template you want to set as default. Click on the meatballs menu and select Make Default.
Step 3: Confirm your action by clicking on the blue Make Default button.
Select A Product for the Product Element
There are two ways to select a product for the product module: display by assigned product and manually select.=
Display by assigned product
As you select the display by assigned product option, the current template will be applied to all assigned products dynamically.
- If the template has been published, you don't need to hit the Publish button to apply settings to the live site.
- If the template hasn’t been published, you need to hit the Publish button to apply settings to the live site.
This option allows you to display multiple product modules on the same template and specific variant options. For instance, if you want to create product bundles for upsells, you can use this option to choose variants you wish to display.
- After selecting products, you must hit the Publish button to apply settings to the live site.
How to Unassign Products From A Template
Step 1: Open the Product Assignment window in the GemPages editor: Assigned X Products > Manage assigned products.
Open the Product Assignment window in the GemPages editor
Or you can open the Product Assignment window from the product page dashboard: hover over your preferred product template and click on the blue Assign Products button.
Open the Product Assignment window from the product page dashboard.
Step 2: Uncheck the blue checkboxes for the products you want to unassign from the template.
Step 3: Click the Confirm button to save your changes.
Note: The products you have unassigned will be automatically reassigned to the default template.
To view the updated assigned product list, click on the Refresh icon at the top right corner of the Product Assignment window.
Note: Please refresh the Product Assignment window whenever you make any changes in your Shopify admin.