Shopify Render Tag Adjustments

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Overview

Shopify announced that they would be phasing out the "include" tag, in favor of a new tag called "render". The main purpose for this change was to provide better performance and improve the readability of code within themes.

These changes are being rolled out by theme and app developers over the coming weeks. All theme and app developers must be compliant with these adjustments by February 17th, 2020.

Note: For more information on this change, please visit Deprecating the Include Liquid Tag and Introducing the Render Tag.

In some cases, our apps relied heavily on include tags to provide certain functionalities. We are working on updating our install instructions in anticipation of this update.

Each of the affected apps will have their instructions changed as we have updates to share.

Client Impact

Due to the way some of our apps interact with your theme, it is not possible to change their installations to work with a render tag. Render tags do not provide the same functionality as include tags, and some of our apps rely on these include tags to use their core functions.

The following apps, or app versions, will not work with a render tag theme:

Actions Required

If you currently have a working version of one of the above apps, we strongly recommend that you do not update your theme to the render tag version. This will cause the app to stop working correctly on your storefront.

Note: If your theme contains render tags, and you attempt to run our robo-installer with one of the above apps, our installer will not work.

If you do want to update to the render version of your theme, it should be duplicated before performing any updates to it. This will allow you to revert these changes if it does cause issues with any of your currently-installed apps.

Please contact our Merchant Success team if you have any further questions regarding these changes.

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