In some cases, you may want to publish a product to your Ecommerce Store that isn’t quite ready for shoppers to see. For instance, if the product still needs HTML formatting of the Description or is missing photos. Channels allows you to control the visibility of your products using the Keyword fields on the Web tab of the Product Card in Lightspeed Onsite. Availability of this feature is controlled by the Update Visibility switch in Channels.
Adding the word “hidden” to the third keyword field will instruct Channels to adjust the visiblity of the product in Magento or Shopify. When Hidden, the product will not be visible to your shoppers.
Magento and Shopify respond differently to the hidden keyword.
There are two methods to make the product visible again, simply remove the hidden keyword while Update Visibility is On or adjust the hidden status in the Ecommerce admin area when Update Visibility is Off.
NOTE: The Update setting for Visibility must be set to ON to apply/remove "Hidden" during product updates.
NOTE: Matrix Child Products are generally not affected by the “Hidden” flag. Setting a Parent Product to “Hidden” will automatically hide all of its associated Child products.