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Hello all,

I was just wondering whether it is possible to display the product description text in the shop overview page? In my case it would be most useful to display that information inside the shop without having to go to the product detail page.

Since that information is already embedded in the product and accessible through 'summary'-blocks I tend to think that somehow this should be possible to do. Unless it is template-related?

Thanks!

Ziepe

 

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I was thinking there might be another way but not an insignificant amount of work with Javascript.

The Squarespace Developer API key could be used to call into the SS Products API and grab the product descriptions and put them on the main shop page.

Not particularly efficient and certainly not as nice as if SS provided some facility for this.

Folks if you want a feature like this it helps to contact SS and let them know. They can't implement features their users want unless they know what you want.

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50 minutes ago, Ziepe said:

@tuanphan Summary block are – out of the box and too bad – limited to 30 items.

@creedon Thanks, I'll look into that, also, contacted SS. Wating for a reply.
 

If you have a budget, you can use Lazy Summary plugin to remove the limit.

 

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@chrisbartley I received the following answer from SquareSpace, to be honest not the answer I (we) hoped for:

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At the moment, our Store Page offers the product thumbnail, pricing, and title. However, you could display the product information along with this data by using a Summary Block as you mentioned in your first reply.

Here's a video to help explain this process:
https://share.squarespace.com/YEuQYOwG

Here's a really helpful guide in case you need it:
https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/115013250848-Displaying-collection-items-in-Summary-Blocks

I hope this points you in the right direction and let us know if you have any other questions!

 

The solution offered by @tuanphan – using summary blocks and using the Lazy Summary plugin – seems to be the only quick-fix at the moment. 

Lazy Summary plugin
https://www.squarewebsites.org/products/lazy-summaries

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On 1/12/2022 at 7:26 PM, KyleBHarmon said:

I was wondering if there was a way to display the product description along side the product title (1 product per row) on the store page?

Product List Pages cannot show product descriptions. This is unlikely to change and cannot be achieved with code.

As mentioned earlier in this thread, you can show products with descriptions by using

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