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News & Articles

Coding Tutorial - Custom Product Badges
Custom product badges can greatly improve conversion rates and they add a more branded feel to your store.
Five Common Data Stores and When to Use Them
In this article, Toria describes five common data stores and their attributes. This information will give you a good overview of different data storage options so that you can make the best possible choices for your technical design.
Govalo is Looking for Partners
Govalo, co-founded in 2021 by Kelly Vaughn and Rhian Beutler, is reinventing the digital gifting experience. Check out their new partners program.
Shopify Balance
Did you know Shopify has it's own money management account service? Neither did I! Is it a bank account? Something else? Check it out.
Your attention didn’t collapse. It was stolen
Social media and many other facets of modern life are destroying our ability to concentrate. We need to reclaim our minds while we still can

Code & Tools

How to Test your Theme Before Submitting to the Shopify Theme Store
In this article we'll show you how to set up a development store especially for testing your theme, and how to populate it with products and store data that will help you identify potential issues in your theme.
Building Shopify Section Schemas with JavaScript
The Liquid Schema Plugin allows you to export your Shopify Section schemas from JS and JSON files, in turn allowing you to build your schemas dynamically, share schema partials between several schemas, and benefit from the language support provided by IDEs such as VSCode.
flatpickr is a lightweight and powerful datetime picker.
Lean, UX-driven, and extensible, yet it doesn’t depend on any libraries. There’s minimal UI but many themes. Rich, exposed APIs and event system make it suitable for any environment.
Shopify Development with Sublime Text
Learn how Alyssa uses Liquid HTML snippets to make Shopify Theme Development in Sublime Text even faster and more efficient.
Linux Cheat Sheet
A succinct cheat sheet for newbie linux coders and system administrators, documenting some of the more obscure and useful gems of linux lore.
Shopify Plan Cheat Sheet
This Shopify Plan recommendation engine will instantly reveal which Shopify plan is best for you and your business



Channel Attribution is now available in beta.
Passing the correct information to these fields will now improve the accuracy of order source reporting up to the sub-channel level as well as reduce the time merchants spend organizing and fulfilling orders from marketplaces.
Updates to Facebook and Instagram Order and Fulfillment Workflows
A new checkout experience on Facebook and Instagram is being rolled out to merchants. To ensure your app is compatible for checkout on these marketplaces, update order and fulfillment workflows to capture payments.


Front-end Web Developer, FT, Remote
Nibble enables customers to negotiate a personalised price in eCommerce through an AI-powered chatbot.
Front-end Web Developer
Kinful is looking for an experienced front-end Shopify web developer in Charleston, SC, and/or remote
Affiliate Manager, Remote, Canada
Rewind is looking for an affiliate manager who will lead and oversee the Affiliate media channel. Your role is to own the performance of this channel and ensure that business strategies, plans, and initiatives are executed.
Front-End, Freelance
Aaron is looking for 2 contractor/freelance front-end developers for projects starting in 2022. He's looking to create a small tight knit team to focus on theme development. React experience is a huge plus.

Tip of the Week

Shopify Full Page Caching

Do you understand how full page caching works with Shopify?

By full page caching I'm referring to serving the rendered HTML for a page without processing Liquid tags

Perhaps you assume, as many do, that a page's cache is only invalidated if the theme code has been changed.

Ceri Morgan and Mircea Piturca discussed some of their experimentation in the Shopify Partner's slack discovered that the page cache is busted when:

  • Changing the product title
  • Making a sale / Changing the inventory level (especially important if you sync inventory across multiple sites as you'll invalidate caches on them all

Click here to read the original discssion for yourself

Thanks to Ceri Morgan and Mircea Piturca for this week's tip.