Install #1 Page Builder App for FREE and get deal 6 months of Standard Plan. Hurry up! See Detail  

Header background

Product Metafield Short Description


Written by Annie

Last updated


On this page

This guideline helps you config different short descriptions for each product.

1. Create metafield

In Shopify backend, go to Settings > Custom data > Products > Add definition. Please follow this video:

You need to configure some options below:

  • Name: You can add any name here. Example: Short Description.

  • Namespace and key: This is a required option, you have to add theme.description_excerpt key here.

  • Description: You can add any text for the description.

  • Select Content Type: This is a required option, you have to choose Text > Single line text or Multi-line text.


Then click Save button to save all changes, we will get the metafield definition as image below:


2. Add Metafield in Products

In Shopify backend > Products > All Products > open the product that you wanna add the Short description.

In the product, please scroll down to the bottom of the page, you will see the Short description metafield option.


Note: If you want to display short description in multi-line text or use HTML code, you need to choose "Multi-line text" when create the metafield.

For example:




3. Configure Metafield in Theme Customize

In Themes > Customize > Product page > Choose the product that you wanna configure the Short description.

In Product main > Description > choose "Full description". If you create the correct metafield with "theme.description_excerpt", the short description will automatically show.

Please check this video:

[Private Offer] EComposer Partner Plan

Exclusively for The4 users, when you bougth any theme from us, you can get Ecomposer - Theme Partner Plan for ZERO and start making beautiful, high-converting store pages today:

  • FREE 100% EComposer Standard plan for 6 months (save you $114)
  • Build ANY Shopify pages: Landing page, Sale Funnel page, Lead pages, & other custom pages tailored for your marketing campaigns.
  • Create advanced sections & add to your theme with ease
  • 100+ professtional, stunning designer-made templates
  • Build pages with a love drag-drop editor, no coding required

How to claim offer. Install EComposer HERE. Then open chatbox icon in EComposer dashboard and leave a message with subject "Theme name+EComposer" to upgrade for free

Cheers, The4.

We uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.