How to setup siblings
Feature introduced in Story 3.2.0
There are four main components to setting up product siblings:
- 1.Creating individual products. Each product can have variants like sizes.
- 2.Group the siblings products into a collection.
- 3.Define two custom metafields to link each product together which will automatically create linked product swatches.
- 4.Update the metafield information for each product.
Create individual products that are similar. Use the same name for the product title with each product:
Once connected to each other as siblings, they will appear with linked swatches to each other:
Each product can have its own images, inventory, prices, description, variants like Size:
A Color variant isn't required as that will be replaced by image swatches and a metafield is used to display the color.
After creating the products, place them all in one collection. The collection does not need to be used for any other purpose:
The collection is not displayed in the store like other collections, you can keep the collection details very simple:
Story includes a new feature where you can hide collections to customers when viewing your site. Open Theme settings from the Theme Editor - Located at the bottom left:
Next, open the Advanced section:
Add the keyword "sibling" or "siblings" (lowercase is fine) to the second section - Exclude collections if they contain.
Save your changes.
The next step is to create two product metafields which are used to connect all the products and information together: