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#2 - August 24th, 2021

Liquid Weekly

The newsletter by and for Shopify Developers

Karl Says

Ho ho ho!

Only 4 months until Christmas eve. To celebrate I bring you this gift of knowledge, wrapped in a div tag and trimmed in CSS.

What's that you say? You didn't get me anything?  Well, don't you worry. The best gift would be letting your friends know where they can find this Shopify development goodness for themselves!

Merry Liquid to all and to all a subscribe!
News & Articles
How to Create Great Documentation - The Ladybug Podcast team shares some awesome tips on how to write good documentation. While you're take a peek at some of their other awesome episodes.

Use Shopify Dawn Theme for Multiple Projects via GitHub Connect - uh, I mean, I can't really tell you more than the title already has to say. Go give it a read.
Markus Tripp

Create Your First Shopify Theme Section - With the launch of Online Store 2.0, sections can now be used as the primary way to organize all the different aspects of your theme, from whole pages, to individual elements. This article talks about how to add sections to any JSON templates which will allow you to easily arrange different pages
Liam Griffin
Nice and Naughty List for Themes

Well sort of. I'm attempting to track which themes have been updated to Store 2.0  This list is far from complete, but it's a start.

​​List of Themes Known to be Updated to Store 2.0
Popular Themes Known Not To Be Updated
See one that's missing? Let me know

Code & Tools

Auto migrate Shopify Themes to Online Store 2.0 - In goes a zip file, out comes Store 2.0 goodness?!  Following the steps laid out in Shopifys Store 2.0 conversion guide most of template files are converted to .json file except for the index.liquid which remains a liquid file. Give it a try - come on, you know you want to.

Email and SMS Marketing Platform - Working on a project that requires email marketing? Check out SensorPro, an EU-made email marketing platform that sends email & SMS with less effort. With no monthly contracts & only pay to send, it's free forever when less than 500 email contacts. Check out their API Docs to see if it will save you development time.               

Liquid extension for VSCode - Well, maybe, sorta, it's complicated. Looks like a lot of work has been done but a few hurdles remain. Check out the PR thread for a tantalizing glimpse into the wonderful world of releasing a solo software project! Mad props to anyone and everyone who's ever shipped something.

The 20 Best VSCode Extensions for Front End Developers - while we're on the topic of VScode, here's a nice list of extensions. As someone who has one foot in Sublime Text 3 and one foot in vim, let me know if I'm missing out on anything rad.
Tiffany Tse
The Changelog

Shopify API

Removing the`@global` block type in favour of the `@app` block type in theme sections - In order for theme sections to accept app blocks, the section must define a block of type @app in its schema.
This affects pre-release versions of the Dawn theme
August 17th 2021

New metafield type: Rating - Metafields now support a Rating type. Ratings represent a value on a specified scale, such as a product rating of 4.8 out of 5, or a spiciness rating of 3 chili peppers.

Karl says "I rate this new feature a 10 out of 10"
August 17th 2021

Frontend Shopify Developer, FT, Remote - Lucid is seeking an experienced frontend web developer with Shopify and Liquid expertise who strives to do high quality work and thrives on collaboration and working as part of a team.

Shopify Developer, FT, Remote - Future Holidays is looking for a Shopify Developer who is creative, motivated, organized and inquisitive.

Full Stack Shopify Developer, NY - Build new feature sets and resolve bugs for "The world’s leading music company"

Tip of the Week

Download All Shopify CDN Assets

Looking for an easy way to quickly download all of the assets for a store from the Shopify CDN?

Thanks for Github user Ridem, there's a gist for that!

  1. Navigate to admin/settings/files for the store
  2. Open your browser Dev tools, go to the console
  3. Paste in the code
  4. Profit!
  • Check the comments for tips, fixes or updates
  • Using Chrome should save as png rather than webp
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