Tag: shopify development

Snippet or HTML: which is the best choice for your Shopify theme?

A subscriber Jeremy asked: I was basically trying to figure out why I’d use the "snippet" thing inside of Shopify instead of just a regular html snippet. Is there any benefit to creating a Shopify snippet instead of just using that directly? A snippet is just a piece of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, or Liquid in …

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Connecting to Shopify without an app

A reader reached out with a question for me about building a Shopify App: I tried to find out if there was a way to directly connect to a single store without going the app route but I couldn’t figure out how to do so. This question is pretty common, especially for stores or integrations …

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Synchronize Shopify Data

Keeping your Shopify app’s data synchronized with Shopify’s API can be confusing at first. Fortunately there are two different options you can pick from. 1. Scheduled cronjobs to pull data An easy way to synchronize your data with Shopify is to make the API calls you need and save the resulting objects into your local …

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Choosing a server for your Shopify App

Is PaaS or a Bare Metal Server the Best Choice? It’s never a bad idea to find ways to reduce your overhead. As costs for website maintenance, apps, software, and other expenses stack up, it’s tempting to think that you can save some coin on a basic server and manage the upkeep yourself. Depending on …

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Efficient way to sync data from multiple Shopify stores

Public Shopify apps have to regularly sync data from multiple stores at a time. For example, your app might allow a customer to have multiple stores under one account (e.g. public store, wholesale store, staging store) or you could need to do this to keep your app’s data updated (e.g. pulling product data to refresh …

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What to do when a Shopify app is uninstalled

A common problem that comes up with public Shopify Apps is knowing when your app is uninstalled. I’m not sure how I’m supposed to know if the user has installed the app or not. Why would you care if your app is uninstalled? If you’re trying to grab data from the store, these API requests …

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