In 2021 Shopify introduced Online Store 2.0. The new editor gives merchants full control over building new page templates, storefronts and adding apps with ease to specific parts of their store.
In order for Digismoothie apps to be compatible with Online Store 2.0, we had to adjust our apps as well. Specifically, our apps can be activated or deactivated as "app embeds" within the Theme.
Why use App embed over the current ScriptTag method?
First of all, there's nothing wrong with the current ScriptTag method. Gift Box will be working in the same way as with App embed. The main benefit of the App embed block is the control - in Theme Editor, you can easily enable/disable code insertion and have full control over displaying the pop-up.
How to enable the “app embed” method?
First of all, please note that this method is only available for themes compatible with Online Store 2.0.
1️⃣ If you have such a theme published, go to Apps –> Gift Box — BOGO & Free Gifts –> Settings, and at the very bottom of the page you can Enable the app embed method:
2️⃣ Afterwards, the app embed is enabled for your theme. Make sure to Save the changes in the Theme editor:
The app embed is successfully enabled!
Now you can easily enable or disable the app on your store using the toggle in the Theme settings –> App embeds.
What happens if I switch back to the theme that is not compatible with Online Store 2.0?
The loading method will be automatically changed and use the ScriptTag to load the app as it used to in the past.
If you have any other questions feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the in-app chat.
Your Digismoothie Team