UPDATE: Shopify has fixed the the Variants bug. I am leaving this post up for future reference if the bug reappears.
On 11/21/12, the Shopify eCommerce system that I use to run the StevieSnacks Store started automatically hiding the dropdown that allows people to select product variants. It does this by inserting some style code into your template. I have no idea why or how this happens, but it is a bug.
- This will force the variants dropdown to show up on every product page. You many not want this if you don’t use variants for every product.
- Depending on your theme, this might show the variants dropdown in a misaligned state if it’s supposed to be floating to the left or right.
- Don’t do this if you have never touched your theme editor or don’t understand code or how to modify your theme without breaking things.
Keep an eye on your store until the bug is fixed. When the problem is fixed, this code will no longer be necessary, but it should not cause any problems.
Once again, this “fix” will force the variants dropdown to show up on every single product page. Don’t use it if you don’t use variants on every product.