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Set up excerpts for your products

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This guide will show you how to set up and add excerpts for your products. Excerpts are short descriptions that are displayed below the products’ titles in product listings and single product pages.

Setting up the metafield

Navigate to your store’s admin, and in the bottom left corner click on “Settings“. Then navigate to “Custom Data” from the left-hand side menu and then click on “Products“. You should be seeing the following screen (you may or may not have any other metafield definitions yet):

Click on the top right button “Add definition“, and in the screen that appears enter the following settings:

Name: Excerpt (or any name you wish)

Namespace and key: custom.excerpt. This metafield key is important that it’s named exactly like this.

Select type: Select the “Single line text” type, and then click on “One value” from the next set of toggles

The details should be exactly as in the screenshot below:

Once done, click on the “Save” button.

Adding an excerpt to a product

After you’ve set up your metafield, you can add an excerpt to any product.

In your store’s admin, navigate to “Online store” and then on “Products“, create or edit an existing product, and scroll all the way down to the “Metafields” section. You should see the Excerpt field we created earlier (or the name you have given it). If you don’t, click on the “View all” link on the bottom left corner of the Metafields section.

Click on the Excerpt field and add/edit the product’s short description:

The excerpt is displayed under the title on the main product page and the Featured product section, as well as other product listing sections, such as the Featured collection and Tabbed products sections.

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