Question: Can Shopify natively prevent customers from seeing website content until I approve them?
Answer: No, but it’s easy to do with the use of third-party apps like Customer Fields and Locksmith.
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Following the steps above with tools like Customer Fields and Locksmith allows you to customize and limit access to your site. Let’s now talk in a bit more detail about they work together:
Use customer fields to:
Each of these features helps you see and sort customers easily.
To restrict access to your store, you will either need to use an app like Locksmith or hire a Shopify developer to write custom code. Many guides (like this one) demonstrate how to hide products or collections using Liquid code (usually based on customer tags), but no code solution is “one size fits all”.
We recommend using the Locksmith app. It’s a powerful and flexible tool specifically built for access control. It just so happens to pair perfectly with Customer Fields too.
We just shared one of a thousand examples on how to restrict access to your Shopify store. Whether you want to build a membership-based login page, or password protect your site, you’ll need a tool like Customer Fields to manage unique customer data and automate customer tagging since these features are not available natively in Shopify.
We built Customer Fields to be a suite of tools that lets you truly understand and filter your customers. Make sure to browse our help center for more information on all things Customer Fields, and reach out to our highly-rated Support team via chat or email if you need any guidance.