The Basic Steps of Adding Shopify Filters

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Shopify is a SAAS based fully hosted, profitable eCommerce platform to create an online store. It helps eSeller to simply build their eCommerce website to sell products without prior coding knowledge.

This popular platform always comes with upgrades that can help eSellers improve their website and further their business.


At this time, it comes up with something more helpful for easy customer product discovery.

And, i.e., Upgraded Shopify filters!

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This Shopify filter is for the stores that use the Online store 2.0 theme. It does not apply to the stores which are using a vintage Shopify theme.

Shopify disclosed the upgraded theme architecture for the Online Stores. This theme delivers more accessible and flexible customization options for eSellers.

In order to take full advantage of these improvements, you should plan to migrate your theme and apps to the updated requirements of Online Store 2.0.

By the end of the year, it will be required that all themes in the Shopify Theme Store and apps in the Shopify App Store use the new infrastructure.

So, suppose you are excited to use the Online store 2.0 theme and are eager to know the respective process of Shopify filters. In that case, we provide step-by-step guidance to use this filter feature on your store.

Before we start, let you know some important terms valid for filters.

Shopify provides four ways to organize your products

  • Type
  • Vendor
  • Collection
  • Tag

Each product can only have one type and one vendor. But it can have multiple tags, and it can be part of multiple collections.

You know type and vendor. But what about collections and tags?

Collections are the primary way that Shopify helps you to organize your products. These can be populated manually or automatically in terms of certain conditions.

Collections need to be set up on the Shopify admin section before a product is added to them, which in turn automatically develops a collection page on your Shopify website for that collection.

And using tags, you can create automatic collections and filter products within a collection. In addition, certain themes have a feature built-in to create tag groups by using the theme customizer.

This tutorial blog explains “How to add Shopify filters” using the Warehouse theme, which is supported by Online store 2.0.

Here are the basic steps to create filters:

A Quick Glimpse of Adding Shopify Filters

Now let's have a detailed look at the steps of adding Shopify filters:

  1. Selection of Theme

    Select Online store --> Themes

    step 1 Selection of Theme

    Select a theme and click on the “Customize” button. Here we have selected the Warehouse theme.

    step 1 Selection of Theme - Additional view 1

    A customizer window will be opened, as shown in the figure below.

    step 1 Selection of Theme - Additional view 2
  2. Selection of collection list

    Select “Collection List” from Top dropdown

    step 2 Selection of collection list

    You can see all collection pages like the figure shown below.

    step 2 Selection of collection list - Additional view 2
  3. Selection of collection page

    Select the Collection page in which you want to add filter attributes.

  4. Adding Filtering attributes

    Click on “Collection Page” on the right-side menu. You can see a detailed collection page setting on the left side as of the figure shown below.

    step 4 adding filtering attributes

    Scroll down the Collection page setting; here, you can view the filter attribute section.

    Select Filter Type? By group.

    You can pick up filter type over, By group & By Tag.

    Select Filter Opening mode as per your requirement, and it can be All closed, All open, and First open. You can pick up anyone from the given options as of your choice.

    Add the filter group name based on listing orders.

    Also, you need to add the filter group order according to your choice, separated by a comma.

    Like, Colour, Brand, Size format.

    If you need to show filter color swatch, you need to tick the check box given there.

    step 4 adding filtering attributes - Additional view 1
    step 4 adding filtering attributes - Additional view 2
    step 4 adding filtering attributes - Additional view 3
  5. Saving changes

    Save the setting by clicking the “Save” button on the left top corner. And you can see the changes you have made on the left-side filter section titled “Filters” as in the figure below.

    step 5 saving changes
  6. Filter tag updates

    Now, go to the admin panel and select the product option. Next, select the products you want to update tags.

    step 6 filter tag updates
    step 6 filter tag updates - Additional view 1
    step 6 filter tag updates - Additional view 2


    Click Add fields, then select tags. Here you will be able to update the tags for filters.

    step 6 filter tag updates - Additional view 3
    step 6 filter tag updates - Additional view 4

    Suppose you had given the filter group order as color, design, size earlier. In that case, you need to update the filter tag as Color_Pearl White, Design_4 you, Size_Wide, and respectively. Further, the filter name and value should be separated with an underscore (_).

    i.e., The filter name_value

    You should mention and update all the color, design, and size for a product in this tag section. Besides, this should be repeated for all products you want to update tags in your store collection.

    step 6 filter tag updates - Additional view 5
  7. Saving tag updates

    Save the changes. And go to the product section to see whether the updated changes had applied to filters properly. It will be definitely applied. And if you need further modifications to the filter tags, you can edit them as described on STEP 6 above.

    step 7 saving tag updates

Wrapping Up

With the above tutorial content about Shopify filters, you get a practical understanding of adding filters to your Shopify store as of the Online store 2.0 version. We have explained the process with the Warehouse theme.

All new Shopify stores get access to the new base theme, Dawn, by the end of the year.

Again, striking the point,

If you are presently using Shopify for your business, you need to wait till your theme developer rebuilds the themes with the new base to get the updated features.

Migrating your Shopify themes and apps to the updated requirements of Online Store 2.0 is a huge concern for eSellers.

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