Sorry for the lack of answer here!
I do understand how this could be useful for you, but I have multiple issues with the addition of such a feature inside the integration:
- it doesn’t help our target user, which uses us to implement search in his·her store
- it’s more complex than it seems : indeed, we’re also ignoring products with
[hidden] in the title
=> should we also index those?
- adding this feature would mean extra maintenance and indexing logic for only one user
We’ve been thinking for a long time about open sourcing the indexing logic of the integration.
I guess this is what you’d really need : the ability to take our indexing code and modify it according to your needs.
I would unfortunately have no ETA to give you there on such an open-sourcing. I know this is not especially helpful.
I hate the fact that this answer leaves me without any good solution.
I guess the script described in this post Add Product Ratings Attribute to Shopify Products Index could probably be a good start. It is modifying metafields, but you could instead simply send the product objects to Algolia from there.