Advanced: Manual Snippet Installation

Learn how to manually install + insert the required Wait.li snippets and code on your Shopify store.

Wait.li automatically creates and installs a few different code snippets on your active Shopify theme. If for some reason this doesn’t automatically happen, or if you just want to install everything by hand, the following instructions will help you.

After completing this tutorial, we suggest you to go to our Wait.li Installation Tutorial next, which will help you with the final steps of the Wait.li installation.

Let’s get started!

1. Open your Shopify theme code editor.

While logged into your Shopify admin, click "Online Store" and you will be shown the "Themes" screen below. Click "Actions" on your active theme and then select the "Edit Code" option to open the code editor of your Shopify theme.

2. Create a new snippet called wait_li_button.liquid

Within the code editor, scroll down on the left sidebar until you see the folder named Snippets.

Click the Snippets folder and you will see a group of files display beneath the folder name.

You will also see a link that says “Add a new snippet”. Click this link and a popup will display asking you to name your new file.

Name this new file exactly as follows:

wait_li_button.liquid

Once you have named the file, click the “Create snippet” button.

3. Paste in the required code

Once the snippet has been created, you will see an empty code editor.

Please paste in the entire following section of code, highlighted with the grey background colour in your browser.

    
    <div id="wait_li_form" class="wla_form" >
      {% if is_customer == true %}
        {% if customer_waiting %}
      		<p class="wla_text">{{ full_currently_waiting_text }}</p>  
        {% else %}
          <p class="wla_text">{{ full_sign_in_text }}</p>
          <button class="wla_button" id="wl_join_button" href="#">{{ join_text }}</button>
          <p id="wla_text"></p>
        {% endif %}
      {% else %}
    	<p class="wla_text">{{ full_sign_in_text }}</p>
      	<button class="wla_button" id="wait_li_register_trigger">{{ join_text }}</button>
      	<a href="#" id="wait_li_login_trigger" class="wla_login_text">or Sign In To Check Status</a>
      {% endif %}
    </div>
    <div id="wait_li_success">
      <p id="join_success_text">{{ success_text }}</p>
    </div>
    
    

After you have pasted the code in, make sure you click “Save” in the top right corner of the page.

4. Create another new snippet called wait_li_config.liquid

Once again, click “Add a new snippet” and this time name the snippet exactly as follows:

wait_li_config.liquid

Once created, please paste in the following code:

    {% comment %}
    	Wait.li Config File + Variables
    	DO NOT TOUCH THIS FILE.
    {% endcomment %}
    
    {% assign wait_li_product_metafield = product.metafields.wait_li.list_data %}
    {% assign list_count = wait_li_product_metafield.list_count %}
    
    {% if wait_li_product_metafield.status == 'active' %}
    	{% assign wait_li_active = true %}
      {% assign atc_status = 'hide' %}
    {% else %}
    	{% assign wait_li_active = false %}
      {% assign atc_status = 'show' %}
    {% endif %}
    
    {% assign wait_li_product_id = product.id | downcase %}
    {% assign wait_li_customer_metafield = customer.metafields.wait_li[wait_li_product_id] %}
    
    {% assign customer_status = wait_li_customer_metafield.customer_status %}
    {% assign customer_position = wait_li_customer_metafield.customer_position %}
    
    {% comment %}
    	Display Settings 
    {% endcomment %}
    
    {% assign wait_li_settings = shop.metafields.wait_li.settings %}
    
    {% if wait_li_settings.sign_in_text != blank %}
    	{% assign sign_in_text = wait_li_settings.sign_in_text %}
    	{% assign full_sign_in_text = sign_in_text | replace: "list_count", list_count %}
    	{% if list_count == 1 %}
    		{% assign full_sign_in_text = sign_in_text | replace: "list_count", list_count | replace: "people", "person" | replace: "are", "is" %}
    	{% endif %}
    {% else %}
    	{% assign sign_in_text = "There are currently list_count people on the waiting list. Click the button below to join!" %}
    	{% assign full_sign_in_text = sign_in_text | replace: "list_count", list_count %}
    	{% if list_count == 1 %}
    		{% assign full_sign_in_text = sign_in_text | replace: "list_count", list_count | replace: "people", "person" | replace: "are", "is" %}
    	{% endif %}
    {% endif %}
    
    {% if wait_li_settings.currently_waiting_text != blank %}
    	{% assign currently_waiting_text = wait_li_settings.currently_waiting_text %}
    	{% assign full_currently_waiting_text = currently_waiting_text | replace: "current_position", customer_position %}
    {% else %}
    	{% assign currently_waiting_text = "You are currently #current_position on the waiting list. Please keep an eye on your inbox." %}
    	{% assign full_currently_waiting_text = currently_waiting_text | replace: "current_position", customer_position %}
    {% endif %}
    
    {% if wait_li_settings.join_text != blank %}
    	{% assign join_text = wait_li_settings.join_text %}
    {% else %}
    	{% assign join_text = "Join Waiting List" %}
    {% endif %}
    
    {% if wait_li_settings.success_text != blank %}
    	{% assign success_text = wait_li_settings.success_text %}
    {% else %}
    	{% assign success_text = "Congratulations! You are now on the waiting list, please check your inbox for our confirmation email!" %}
    {% endif %}
    
    {% if wait_li_settings.button_colour != blank %}
    	{% assign button_colour = wait_li_settings.button_colour %}
    {% else %}
    	{% assign button_colour = "#3d85c6" %}
    {% endif %}
    
    {% if wait_li_settings.button_text_colour != blank %}
    	{% assign button_text_colour = wait_li_settings.button_text_colour %}
    {% else %}
    	{% assign button_text_colour = "white" %}
    {% endif %}
    
    {% if wait_li_active %} 
    
      {% if customer %}
    
          {% assign is_customer = true %}
    
          {% if customer_status == 'waiting' %}
    
            {% assign show_waiting_snippet = true %}
    
            {% assign customer_waiting = true %}
    
          {% elsif customer_status == 'active' %}
    
            {% assign show_waiting_snippet = false %}
    	    {% assign atc_status = 'show' %}
    
          {% else %}
    
            {% assign show_waiting_snippet = true %}
    
          {% endif %}
    
      {% else %}
    
          {% assign is_customer = false %}
    
          {% assign show_waiting_snippet = true %}
    
      {% endif %}
    
    {% endif %}
    
    <div id="wait_li_modal" class="wait_li_modal">
      <div class="wait_li_modal_content">
        <div class="tabs">
          <div class="tab">
            <input type="radio" name="css-tabs" id="tab-1" checked class="tab-switch">
            <label id="register_tab" for="tab-1" class="tab-label">Register</label>
            <div class="tab-content">
              <div id="tab_success">
                <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="65" height="65" viewBox="0 0 24 24"><path d="M20.285 2l-11.285 11.567-5.286-5.011-3.714 3.716 9 8.728 15-15.285z"/></svg>
                <br>
                <p>{{ success_text }}</p>
              </div>
              <div id="register_form">
                <div class="section-header section-header--large">
                	<h1 class="section-header__title">Register Account</h1>
              	</div>
            	<div id="CustomerRegisterForm" class="wait_li_form">
                  <div class="wla_input wla_first_name">
                    <input type="text" id="wl_customer_first_name" placeholder="First Name" value=""/>
                    <span id="wl_customer_first_name_error"></span>
                  </div>
                  <div class="wla_input wla_last_name">
                    <input type="text" id="wl_customer_last_name" placeholder="Last Name" value=""/>
                    <span id="wl_customer_last_name_error"></span>
                  </div>
                  <div class="wla_input wla_email">
                    <input type="email" id="wl_customer_email" placeholder="Email" />
                    <span id="wl_customer_email_error"></span>
                  </div>
                  <div class="wla_input wla_password">
                    <input type="password" id="wl_customer_password" placeholder="Password"/>
                    <span id="wl_customer_password_error"></span>
                  </div>
                  <button type="submit" class="wla_button" id="wl_register_button">Register & Join Waiting List</button>
                  <span id="error_field"></span>
                </div>
              </div>
            </div>
          </div>
          <div class="tab">
            <input type="radio" name="css-tabs" id="tab-2" class="tab-switch">
            <label id="login_tab" for="tab-2" class="tab-label">Sign In</label>
            <div class="tab-content">
            	<div id="CustomerLoginForm" class="wait_li_form">
                  {% form 'customer_login' %}
    
                    <div class="section-header section-header--large">
                      <h1 class="section-header__title">Sign In</h1>
                    </div>
    
                    {{ form.errors | default_errors }}
    
                    <input type="email" name="customer[email]" id="CustomerEmail" placeholder="Email"{% if form.errors contains "email" %} class="error"{% endif %} autocorrect="off" autocapitalize="off" autofocus>
    
                  	<input type="password" value="" name="customer[password]" id="CustomerPassword" placeholder="Password" {% if form.errors contains "password" %} class="error"{% endif %}>
    
                    <input type="hidden" name="checkout_url" id="redirect_url" value="" />
    
                    <button type="submit" class="wla_button">Sign In</button>
                  {% endform %}
                </div>
            </div>
          </div>
        </div>
      </div>
    </div>
    
    <script>
    document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded",function(event){var modal=document.getElementById("wait_li_modal");var trigger=document.getElementById("wait_li_register_trigger");var login_trigger=document.getElementById("wait_li_login_trigger");var closeButton=document.getElementById("wait_li_close_button");function toggleModal(stat){modal.classList.toggle("wait_li_show_modal")}function windowOnClick(event){if(event.target===modal){toggleModal()}}if(trigger){trigger.addEventListener("click",function(){toggleModal();document.getElementById("tab-1").checked=true;document.getElementById("tab-2").checked=false})}if(login_trigger){login_trigger.addEventListener("click",function(){toggleModal();document.getElementById("tab-1").checked=false;document.getElementById("tab-2").checked=true})}if(closeButton){closeButton.addEventListener("click",toggleModal)}window.addEventListener("click",windowOnClick);const button=document.getElementById("wl_join_button");const register_button=document.getElementById("wl_register_button");if(button){const joinData={customerId:'{{ customer.id }}',productId:'{{ product.id }}',productTitle:'{{ product.title | escape }}',productHandle:'{{ product.handle }}',shopDomain:'{{ shop.permanent_domain }}',customerEmail:'{{ customer.email }}'};button.addEventListener("click",function(){button.classList.add("spinner");button.innerHTML='';document.getElementById("wl_join_button").disabled=true;fetch('https://app.wait.li/list/join',{method:'POST',body:JSON.stringify(joinData),headers:{'Content-Type':'application/json'}}).then(response=>{if(response.status==200){document.getElementById('wait_li_form').style.display='none';document.getElementById('wait_li_success').style.display='block';document.getElementById('register_form').style.display='none';document.getElementById('register_tab').style.display='none';document.getElementById('login_tab').style.display='none';document.getElementById('tab_success').style.display='block';toggleModal()}else{console.log('Something went wrong with Wait.li - please try again later.');document.getElementById('error_field').innerHTML='<br><p style="text-align:center;">Uh oh! Something went wrong while joining the waiting list, please try again later.</p>'}}).catch(error=>console.error('Error:',error))})}if(register_button){register_button.addEventListener("click",function(e){e.preventDefault();const errors=[];const new_first_name=document.getElementById('wl_customer_first_name').value;const new_last_name=document.getElementById('wl_customer_last_name').value;const new_email=document.getElementById('wl_customer_email').value;const new_password=document.getElementById('wl_customer_password').value;const new_password_confirmation=document.getElementById('wl_customer_password').value;if(new_first_name==''||null){document.getElementById('wl_customer_first_name_error').innerHTML='Please enter your first name.';errors.push('Please enter your first name')}if(new_last_name==''||null){document.getElementById('wl_customer_last_name_error').innerHTML='Please enter your last name.';errors.push('Please enter your last name')}if(new_email==''||null){document.getElementById('wl_customer_email_error').innerHTML='Please enter your email.';errors.push('Please enter your email')}if(new_password==''||null){document.getElementById('wl_customer_password_error').innerHTML='Please enter your password.'}if(errors.length==0){const createData={first_name:new_first_name,last_name:new_last_name,customerEmail:new_email,password:new_password,password_confirmation:new_password_confirmation,productId:'{{ product.id }}',productTitle:'{{ product.title | escape }}',productHandle:'{{ product.handle }}',shopDomain:'{{ shop.permanent_domain }}'};document.getElementById("wl_register_button").classList.add("spinner");document.getElementById("wl_register_button").innerHTML='';document.getElementById("wl_register_button").disabled=true;fetch('https://app.wait.li/list/join',{method:'POST',body:JSON.stringify(createData),headers:{'Content-Type':'application/json'}}).then(response=>{if(response.status==200){document.getElementById('register_form').style.display='none';document.getElementById('register_tab').style.display='none';document.getElementById('login_tab').style.display='none';document.getElementById('tab_success').style.display='block';document.getElementById('wait_li_success').style.display='block';document.getElementById('wait_li_form').style.display='none'}else if(response.status==409){document.getElementById("wl_register_button").classList.remove("spinner");document.getElementById("wl_register_button").innerHTML='Join Waiting List';document.getElementById("wl_register_button").disabled=true;document.getElementById('error_field').innerHTML='<br><p style="text-align:center;">You are already on the waiting list! Please sign in to check your status on the list.</p>'}else{document.getElementById('error_field').innerHTML='<br><p style="text-align:center;">Uh oh! Something went wrong while joining the waiting list, please try again later.</p>'}}).catch(error=>console.error('Error:',error))}},false)}var login_redirect_url=document.getElementById("redirect_url");var current_url=window.location.href;if(login_redirect_url){login_redirect_url.value=current_url}});
    </script>
    
    <style>
    #wait_li_success,.wla_form{margin:10px 0;text-align:center}.wait_li_atc_status_hide{display:none !important}#wait_li_success{display:none}.wait_li_modal{position:fixed;left:0;top:0;width:100%;height:100%;z-index:9999999;opacity:0;visibility:hidden;transform:scale(1.1);transition:visibility 0s linear 0.25s, opacity 0.25s 0s, transform 0.25s}.wait_li_modal_content{-webkit-box-shadow:0 0 11px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.75);-moz-box-shadow:0 0 11px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.75);box-shadow:0 0 11px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.75);background-color:white;width:450px;border-radius:1px;margin:auto;position:relative;top:25%;left:0;bottom:0;right:0;display:table}@media only screen and (max-width: 500px){.wait_li_modal_content{width:100%;top:15%}}.wait_li_modal_content form{margin-bottom:0}.wait_li_modal_content .section-header{margin-bottom:0;text-align:center}.wait_li_form input{width:100%;padding:15px;margin:10px 0}.wait_li_form .btn{background:{{button_colour}};color:{{button_text_colour}}}.wait_li_close_button{float:right;width:1.5rem;line-height:1.5rem;text-align:center;cursor:pointer;border-radius:0}.wait_li_close_button:hover{background-color:darkgray}.wait_li_show_modal{opacity:1;visibility:visible;transform:scale(1.0);transition:visibility 0s linear 0s, opacity 0.25s 0s, transform 0.25s;background:rgba(0,0,0, 0.75);z-index:2147483647}.wla_input{float:left}.wla_first_name{width:50%;padding-right:6px}.wla_last_name{width:50%;padding-left:6px}.wla_email{width:100%}.wla_password,.wla_password_confirmation{width:100%}#wl_customer_email{width:100%}.wla_button{width:100%}.wla_login_text{text-align:center;display:block;padding:10px}.tabs{position:relative;margin:0;background:{{button_colour}}}.tabs::after,.tabs::before{content:"";display:table}.tabs input[type="radio"]{position:fixed;opacity:0}.tabs::after{clear:both}.tab{float:left;width:50%}.tab-switch{display:none}.tab-label{text-align:center;position:relative;display:block;line-height:2.75em;height:3em;padding:0 1.618em;background:{{button_colour}};border-right:0.125rem solid{{button_colour}};color:{{button_text_colour}};cursor:pointer;top:0;transition:all 0.25s;width:100%;z-index:6;margin-bottom:0}.tab-label:hover{top:-0.25rem;transition:all 0.25s}.tab-content{padding:1.618rem;background:#fff;color:#2c3e50;height:auto;width:100%;position:absolute;z-index:1;left:0;opacity:0;transition:all 0.35s;-webkit-box-shadow:0 0 11px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.75);-moz-box-shadow:0 0 11px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.75);box-shadow:0 0 11px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.75)}.tab-switch:checked + .tab-label{background:#fff;color:#2c3e50;border-bottom:0;border-right:0.0625rem solid #fff;transition:all 0.35s;z-index:6}.tab-switch:checked + .tab-label:hover{top:0}.tab-switch:checked + .tab-label + .tab-content{opacity:1;transition:all 0.35s;z-index:3}@keyframes spinner{to{transform:rotate(360deg)}}.spinner:before{content:'';box-sizing:border-box;position:absolute;top:50%;left:50%;width:20px;height:20px;margin-top:-10px;margin-left:-10px;border-radius:50%;border:2px solid white;border-top-color:#333;animation:spinner 0.6s linear infinite}.wla_button{background:{{button_colour}};color:{{button_text_colour}};padding:10px 25px;min-height:47px;min-width:150px;border:none;position:relative;margin-top:10px}#tab_success{display:none;text-align:center}#tab_success svg{fill:{{button_colour}}!important}#success_content{display:none}.page-container{transform:none;-ms-transform:none;-webkit-transform:none}
    </style>
    
    {% comment %}
    	End of Wait.li Config Snippet 
    {% endcomment %}
    

Once again, please make sure to click “Save” in the top right hand corner of the page to ensure the snippet is created properly.

That is all! If you’d like to continue with the manual Wait.li installation method, please click here to go to the Wait.li Installation Tutorial.