These instructions could be used to add customized content for particular customers, once they are logged-in and and a tag has been applied to their account.

  • Create a new template called page.member.json in the templates folder. This will be the template for the Member page.

  • In the Shopify Admin, create a new page called Member. Make sure the page uses the page.member.liquid template (if you don’t see the template, try publishing the theme, it may only be available in the dropdown list after the theme has been made live)

  • While in the Shopify Admin, add a new menu in Navigation, called Member Menu. Add the new Member page to the new menu. This menu will replace the regular menu when a customer is logged-in and tagged as “member”.

  • Optional: Add a message in case a user gets to the member page without being logged-in and tagged as “member”:

    • In the Layout/theme.liquid file, add a test to determine if the user is logged-in and tagged as a “member” (add the code between the <main> tags in theme.liquid):
{% if template contains 'member' %}
    {% if customer %}
        {% if customer.tags contains 'member' %}
            {{ content_for_layout }}
        {% else %}
            {% render 'non-member-message' %}
        {% endif %}
    {% else %}
            {% render 'non-member-message' %}
    {% endif %}
{% else %}
    {{ content_for_layout }}
{% endif %}

  • In the Snippets folder, add a file called non-member-message.liquid. This file will contain a message to explain why the page is restricted:

<p>This is the members area.</p>
{% unless customer %}
<a href="/account/login">Log-in</a> to your account to see if you are a member.
{% endunless %}
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  • For testing:

    • Create a customer account.

    • Add a tag to the customer with a value of member.

  • Change the navigation in the Sections/header.liquid file to check if the customer is logged-in and tagged as a member. You will need to change the code in two places, for the mobile menu and the desktop menu.

  • Find the code surrounded by the <nav> tags and update it to this:

 <nav class="menu-drawer__navigation">
     <ul class="menu-drawer__menu list-menu" role="list">
        {% comment %} check if member to display different nav menu mobile {% endcomment %}
            {% assign menu-name = "main-menu" %}
       		  {% if customer %}
            	  {% if customer.tags contains 'member' %}
            		 {% assign menu-name = "member-menu" %}
                  {% endif %}
         	  {% endif %}
              {% for link in linklists[menu-name].links %}
                      <li> ...

The second <nav> tag for the other menu should be further down in the code, update it just like above.

Now, when a customer is logged in and tagged as member, the menu changes to display the Member navigation menu.

  • Obviously, you would want to create some member content to display on the Member page. You could add a new member content section and include it in the page.member.json file.