Shopify – How To Create Collapsible Accordion for Product Description

If you’re looking to add some extra flair to your Shopify store, one way to do it is by adding a collapsible accordion for product descriptions. This can help break up longer descriptions and make them more visually appealing. Plus, it’s a relatively easy thing to do! In this post, we’ll show you how to create a collapsible accordion for product descriptions in Shopify. Read on to learn more.

Add Code in Theme.liquid File – First Step

Add following code below <head> in “Theme.liquid” file

<script src=""></script>

Add Code in CSS File – Second Step

Add the following code in the CSS file of your Shopify Theme

/* Accordion CSS Code by
.accordion {
	 margin: 1rem 0;
	 padding: 0;
	 list-style: none;
	 border-top: 1px solid #e5e5e5;
 .accordion-item {
	 border-bottom: 1px solid #e5e5e5;
   list-style: none !important; 
/* Thumb */
 .accordion-thumb {
	 margin: 0;
	 padding: 0.8rem 0;
	 cursor: pointer;
	 font-weight: normal;
 .accordion-thumb::before {
	 content: '';
	 display: inline-block;
	 height: 7px;
	 width: 7px;
	 margin-right: 1rem;
	 margin-left: 0.5rem;
	 vertical-align: middle;
	 border-right: 1px solid;
	 border-bottom: 1px solid;
	 transform: rotate(-45deg);
	 transition: transform 0.2s ease-out;
/* Panel */
 .accordion-panel {
	 margin: 0;
	 padding-bottom: 0.8rem;
	 display: none;
/* Active */ .accordion-thumb::before {
	 transform: rotate(45deg);

Add Code in JS File – Third Step

Add the following code in JS file of your Shopify Theme

// Accordion by
$(function() {
	// (Optional) Active an item if it has the class "is-active"	
	$(".accordion >").children(".accordion-panel").slideDown();
	$(".accordion > .accordion-item").click(function() {
		// Cancel the siblings
		// Toggle the item

Create Meta Fields – Fourth Step

Go to Shopify > Settings > Metafields, as per the screenshot below:

shopify meta for product description accordion

Create Meta Fields as per the screenshot below:

meta field definitions for product description accordion

Make sure to carefully match the Meta Feilds name from the fourth and fifth step.

Add Code in Product-template.liquid File – Fifth Step

Add the following code in your “product-template.liquid” File by replacing “{{ product.description }}” code

<ul class="accordion">
<li class="accordion-item is-active">
<h3 class="accordion-thumb">{{ product.metafields.my_fields.first_tab_title }}</h3>
<p class="accordion-panel">{{ product.metafields.my_fields.first_tab_description }}</p>
<li class="accordion-item">
<h3 class="accordion-thumb">{{ product.metafields.my_fields.second_tab_title }}</h3>
<p class="accordion-panel">{{ product.metafields.my_fields.second_tab_description }}</p>
<li class="accordion-item">
<h3 class="accordion-thumb">{{ product.metafields.my_fields.third_tab_title }}</h3>
<p class="accordion-panel">{{ product.metafields.my_fields.third_tab_description }}</p>


The result should show accordions similar to the following screenshot:

product description accordion - shopify
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54 thoughts on “Shopify – How To Create Collapsible Accordion for Product Description”

  1. Thank you so much for this, This works great! Just a quick question.

    Is it possible to put HTML text in the drop downs? For ex. If I put any HTML based text for paragraphs, bold fonts, bullets etc. or even an ingredients table it will no longer collapse and always stays expanded. It shows up correct and styled properly but will no longer collapse.

    ex. If I paste anything like this in one of the description metafields it will show an ingredients table perfectly but wont collapse. This is just a snippet to show what I mean by HTML text.

    Nutrition Information

    Calories (kcal)400
    Fat (g)<span…

  2. Thank you for this tutorial. Is it possible to display accessory products in the drop downs which can be selected by the customer?

  3. Hello for some reason the text in the title and the description does not work?? I have checked all the correct text in the code, also does this accordian show links?

  4. Hello, is it possible to do it without metafields? I just have one title and one description for each product, and to do this in all of my 400 products will be a nightmare.
    There it is a way to do it for all the product descriptions with code?
    Thanks a lot for your help!

  5. Hi. Good content as always. Your content has already saved me 3 times. Consider me a fan.

    I have followed every single instruction here and made a few troubleshooting to make it work perfectly in my client’s theme. Just one more issue I’m having to wrap up this task, though.

    The issue is that I have clickable links or even form inside an accordion panel and the panel closes every time I click something inside. How can I keep the accordion panel open even after clicking links inside it and that it should only close when the accordion thumb is clicked?

    I hope you can help me with this. Thanks

  6. Hi There,
    I made it to the last step. however I do not have the “product-template.liquid” to replace “{{ product.description }}”.

    Any help would be appreciated.

  7. It works well on Empire theme but is there a way to hide the extra tabs that aren’t needed on all pages? Some need 3 others only need 1. I tried to add code for a true or false metafield but no luck!

  8. Hello. Everything works wonderfully in edit mode, but my description will not show up in LIVE VIEW. They show up fine in edit mode. Please help. Thank You!

  9. Hello! 🙂 I tried using it on my Refresh Theme, but I got stuck on the second one.
    I cannot find theme.css nor any other css.

    I do see bunch of “something.css” but not “css.something”
    For example, I have base.css, collage.css, collapsible-content.css, component-accordion.css and so on…

    which css file do I have to choose to finish the second step?


  10. Hello there. I am using dawn theme and i wanted to know if this code is suitable the theme i am using or there will be some modifications to be done. Thanks

  11. hello brother, I can’t find the theme.css and theme.js files. now what can I do? Where do I put those codes?

    1. If you are using dawn or any other free theme, you can add CSS code in base.css file and JS code in global.js file

  12. Hi there, i’m having issues adding the fifth step code into the product-template.liquid section. I have copied and pasted the code, however it is unable to update the file because of ‘Invalid JSON in tag ‘schema”, i’m using debutify theme, any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.

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