How to Add Live Text Preview on Your Shopify Product Page: A Comprehensive Guide Using Live Product Options App

How to Add ` on Your Shopify Product Page: A Comprehensive Guide Using Live Product Options App


In the world of e-commerce, the little things make a big difference. Imagine being able to preview your text customization in real-time before clicking that "Add to Cart" button. Sounds like a game-changer, right? This guide walks you through setting up this feature on your Shopify store using the Live Product Options App.

The Importance of Live Text Preview

Real-time text previews bring transparency and trust to your Shopify store. When customers can see their customizations right away, it eliminates guesswork, reduces errors, and can significantly improve conversion rates.

Detailed Guide on Setting Up Live Text Preview with the Live Product Options App

Shopify app - Live Product Options

Step 1: Download the App and Navigate the Onboarding Process
  • Head over to the Shopify App Store and download the Live Product Options App.
  • Once installed, the app will guide you through an easy-to-follow onboarding process. This usually involves granting the app the necessary permissions to interact with your product pages.
Step 2: Select Your Product
  • In your app dashboard, look for a menu or a button labeled 'New Product,' usually represented with a Plus ('+') symbol. Click it.
  • A new screen will appear, displaying your product catalog. Choose the product you want to add live text previews to and hit 'Select Product.'
Step 3: Introducing Product Options
  • Now the fun begins. You’ll see a screen with various customization options for your product. Start by clicking 'Add Options,' which is also represented by a Plus ('+') sign.
  • A drop-down menu will appear, offering various types of options you can add. Select 'multi-line text.' Here you’ll see fields to name and label this option; personalize it according to your branding needs.
Step 4: Advanced Customizations
  • After setting up your text option, you can further enhance the customer experience by adding more elements like font and color pickers.
  • To do this, click 'Add Options' once more. From the drop-down, select the type of picker you want to add.
  • Head over to the 'Advanced Settings' tab, where you can limit the number of characters, set default fonts, and more.
Step 5: Turn on the Live Preview
  • Scroll down the page until you spot a section labeled 'Live Preview.' Here, click on 'Add Layer.' A new set of options will appear, including a dropdown for 'Select Option.' Choose 'option_1,' corresponding to the multi-line text option you created earlier.
  • As you scroll further down, you'll find additional settings. Under 'Color Option,' select 'option_3' (which you would have set up if you added a color picker). Likewise, for 'Font Option,' select 'option_2' (if you added a font picker).
Step 6: Advanced Settings in Live Preview
  • Still within the 'Live Preview' section, locate the 'Advanced Settings' tab.
  • Here, you’ll find an option to specify the 'Area' or the 'Box' where the live text will appear. Position and size this box to fit within the actual product image, so customers get a realistic preview.
Step 7: Testing
  • Before going live, preview the product page to ensure that everything functions as expected. Try different customizations to be sure.
Step 8: Troubleshooting and Support
  • If you run into any challenges, the app has a robust support system. Reach out to them via the contact options within the app or consult their extensive FAQ section.


There you have it! Adding a live text preview to your Shopify product page has never been easier with Live Product Options app. Don't underestimate the power of a good user experience. Make your Shopify store irresistible by downloading the Live Product Options App today. Happy Selling!

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.

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