I need a task that doesn't exist yet – what next?

Mechanic is a development platform – which means that the support team can help with task code questions, and with small tweaks to existing tasks, but any brand-new tasks or deeply involved task changes are your own responsibility. To achieve that end, you've got two options: write your own task (possibly modifying an existing one), or hire a developer to help you. 

Write your own Mechanic task

Start by picking a task that's close to what you're looking for. There are two important resources for this:

As you get started, make sure to read Welcome! An introduction to Mechanic, and as many of its related articles as you can. Mechanic is a powerful system, and grounding yourself in the fundamentals is a good way to begin.

Finally, consider joining Mechanic's Slack workspace – use this link to join. The #general channel is a great place to ask questions.

Or, hire a developer

Mechanic's automation tasks are written in Liquid, which is a template language used heavily in and around Shopify. This means that developers of all levels, with even a little Shopify development experience, can get started with Mechanic.

If you're connected to a developer already, send them this article, and see if they can help you!

If you don't have any existing connections, we suggest starting here:

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