Deeplinking is an easy method to help guide your customer through the Customizer. However, you will need some basic knowledge of Shopify's navigation and links. You can learn more about it here: Shopify - Manual - Menus & Links
When left untouched, the default Customizer link (e.g. https://spod-samples.myshopify.com/pages/customizer) will lead you to a blank product. With deep linking, you can change this behavior. You can show a specific product list, a design topic, or open one of the Customizer's functions, like the Add Text or Upload panel.
Deep-link: Tool Panels
If you want your customers to land directly in the product section, or to have the option to upload their designs first, can use the tool panels:
- ?panel=productTypes to open the product selection panel.
- ?panel=upload to open the design upload panel.
- ?panel=designs to open the design library.
Deep-link: Design Topics
If you want to open the Customizer to a specific design topic, you will have to add ?designSearch=topics (add the terms you want).
For example, if you want the link to open directly to the design library showing father-related design, you would use ?designSearch=father.
Deep-link: Specific Product
If you want to open the Customizer to a specific product, like a mug or the woman's Premium T-Shirt, you can use ?productId=ID (use any ID here).
The Product ID is the first part of the product's SKU. It can be found under the Product detail view in your Shopify Admin.
Here's an example of what the link would look like: https://spod-samples.myshopify.com/pages/customizer?productId=1047220123
If you want to link directly to a product category, such as Women or Accessories, you can add the parameter ?departmentId= one of the possible categories listed below:
- ?departmentId=1 will lead to the Men category.
- ?departmentId=2 will lead to the Women category.
- ?departmentId=3 will lead to the Kids & Babies category.
- ?departmentId=4 will lead to the Accessories category.