How to Add Multi-Line Text Options for Personalization on Your Shopify Store

How to Add Multi-Line Text Options for Personalization on Your Shopify Store


Have you ever found yourself limited by the customization options you can offer your customers? One-size-fits-all is so last season! Personalization is key to keeping your customers engaged. A major hindrance many Shopify store owners face is the inability to offer multi-line text options for products that require detailed customization.

Today we will tackle this issue head-on by exploring two solutions: the manual coding method and using a Shopify app, specifically "Live Product Options." This feature can be a game-changer for businesses that thrive on customization, like gift stores, print shops, and even food delivery services where a customer's note can make all the difference.

Solution 1: Manual Coding

If you have a basic understanding of HTML and Liquid (Shopify's coding language), this manual method is a cost-effective way to add multi-line text options.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  • Navigate to Your Shopify Admin: Go to your Shopify Admin and click on Online Store and then Themes.
  • Locate Your Theme: Find the theme you want to edit and click on Actions, then Edit code.
  • Find the Product Template: Look for product-template.liquid or similar.
  • Add HTML for Text Area: Add the following code where you want the text area to appear.
  • html
  • Copy code

<label for="personalization">Personalization:</label>
<textarea id="personalization" name="properties[Personalization]"></textarea>

  • Save Changes: Make sure you save all your changes.

Shopify app - Live Product Options

Solution 2: Using Live Product Options

This method is far easier, faster, and reliable. No coding skills? No problem. Here's how to do it:

Step-by-Step Instructions

Download the App and Complete the Onboarding Process: Click here to download Live Product Options and follow the onboarding instructions.

Select Your Product: Navigate to the 'New Product' option with the Plus sign. Choose between single or multiple products and then click on 'Select Product'.

Add Product Options: Click on 'Add Options' and choose the 'Multi-line text option'. Customize its name and label, and adjust advanced settings as per your need.

Add Conditions: If you want to add conditional logic, you can do that too.
Design Customization: You can also add custom CSS for further design modifications.

Save and Enable: After configuring all settings, click 'Save' and enable it for the product in question.

Help and Support: Should you need assistance, their robust help section and support team are just a click away.

Why Choose Live Product Options?

Ease of Use: The user-friendly interface is designed for those who don’t want to get into coding.
Customer Support: Top-notch customer service is always available to guide you.
Advanced Customization: From conditional logic to design elements, everything can be customized as per your needs.


Both the manual coding method and Live Product Options offer a solution to the critical problem of limited product customization. However, Live Product Options is the go-to for most Shopify store owners due to its ease of use and advanced customization capabilities.

If you want a more robust, hassle-free experience, click below to get started with Live Product Options and take your product customization to the next level!

Download Live Product Options Now!

Transform your Shopify store and offer the personalized experience your customers crave. Start customizing today!

About Live Product Options

Use Live Product Options to create a custom personalized shopping experience with unlimited product options and a live preview of the product.

Super easy installation

No theme modifications are required.

The App does not add any liquid to your theme and can be installed and uninstalled without the risk of messing up your theme code.

Personalize products

Personalize your products with custom text inputs and image file uploads. Show a live updating preview of the product image with the customers inputs.

Perfect for print on demand products like canvas, posters, picture framing, monogram or text engraving.

Unlimited Product Options

Extend the 100 variant limit by adding unlimited custom product options:

  • text (single / multi line)
  • select dropdown
  • radio / checkbox
  • swatches (button / images / colors)
  • color picker
  • file upload (with Ajax support)
  • HTML

Conditional Logic

Show product options with conditional logic based what the customer has selected.

Live preview

Show a live preview of the product options that updates in real time when the customer changes an option.

Live preview can consist of multiple layers to build a preview image:

  • overlay (image with transparent parts)
  • mask (crop preview with a provided mask or shape e.g. circle)
  • text
  • upload

In-App Editor

Create custom product configurations with the simple to use visual editor inside the app. Configure specific areas for customers to add text or image uploads.

Order Archive & Export

The app archives each order with all the products and their custom options. Export a ZIP file with all the file uploads and CSV containing the options and custom text inputs.

View in Shopify App store
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