How To Edit Your Theme Settings
Your themes can be edited to customize and modify your Shopify store to suit your needs and style, your stores content, layout, colors, and display can be altered. Ready to learn abut Shopify Theme Settings ? then start by reading How To Publish A Theme On Shopify Store
Each of the available themes has its settings which are provided for it to allow you to change the outlook and style of your online store without the knowledge of coding.
Before you customize your theme, the following steps can assist you greatly.
- Make sure you have a duplicate of your theme to have a backup copy. This will allow you to easily delete your modifications and start again if there is a need for that.
- Make sure you understand your available level of support service provided for you.
- Make sure you know the practices and requirements for uploading your images.
How to edit your theme settings
To edit your theme settings, go to your Shopify admin, go to Online Store, click on the “themes.”
You then select the theme you want to edit and click the “customize” button.
When you open the theme editor, you will notice that there are different types of pages with each having different theme sections, on the theme editor, settings of the homepage are displayed.
To access the settings of other pages other than the homepage, select the required page number from the drop-down menu from the bar at the top.
The theme editor tool is divided into two, the “sections” bar and the “theme settings.”
The “section” can be used to customize the themes’ layout, topography, the content of different pages on your Shopify store while the “theme settings” can be used to modify the fonts of your store, its colors, check out bar, and even your links to your social media.
On the “sections” and “theme settings” you can learn more about how to edit sections and themes setting.
You can also find a detailed description of the “sections” and “settings themes” by checking out “free themes from Shopify and selecting the name of your theme if you are using a free theme from Shopify.
You can also get help on how to customize your theme by contacting your theme’s developer for support and visit the” additional resources for theme support ” to check other content available for you to assist you with the customization of your theme.
How to customize the ” Sections” and “theme settings.”
In the “theme editor” toolbar, you can find two icons; they are the “section” and the “Theme Settings” icon.
The “sections” is used to modify and change the layout and content of the different pages on your Shopify store. The “Theme Settings” can be used to change or modify the fonts and colors of your Shopify store, it can also be used to make changes to the links of your social media and the display of your “Checkout settings.”
Note, if you are using a free theme from Shopify, more explanations of the sections and settings can be found out by going to “free themes from Shopify and selecting the name of your themes.
Modify” Section ”
A section is the block of content that is designed in such a way that it determines the layout of your Shopify store, it can be customized. On each theme, there are two types:
- The static sections and
- The dynamic section
The static section
A static section is a particular location on your online Shopify store, this section can be edited, but it can neither be rearranged nor removed on each type of page you have on your online store, there is a different static section.
The dynamic sections
In this icon, dynamic sections that can be used to customize the layout of your page can be modified; it can be added, re-arranged, and removed. There is a distinct set of dynamic sections by each theme.
How to edit “static Sections.”
The content of the static sections can be edited by following the below steps ;
- On your dashboard, go to your Shopify admin icon, click and go to your “online store” from there, you can then click on “themes.” scroll through to find the theme you want to modify and then click on “Customize.”
- You will see a drop-down at the top bar; here you can select the page you wish to modify. Using this as an example, let’s assume you wish to edit the “product pages” on your store, all you need is to select the “product pages” from the drop-down menu.
Editing these sections can be carried out regardless of the page type you choose, this is because both the “Header and Footer” sections appear on every page chosen.
- You can then click on the section that contains the icons you want to edit, then make modifications that suit your need.
- Then click on “Save.”
How to add dynamic sections to your home page
Shopify grants you the opportunity of having up to 25 dynamic sections on your homepage. If you want to add a dynamic section to your homepage,
It should be noted that when an image is added to the “section,” the image automatically goes to the “Files section” of the admin. An uploaded image can the be re-added in other sections or other pages of your Shopify store.
How to rearrange dynamic sections
The following steps will guide you through the process of rearranging dynamic sections:
• From the admin of your Shopify dashboard, go to “online” and then the “themes.”
• Search through the theme you want to edit and click on the “Customize” button
• Placing your cursor on the section that you want to move, right click and drag the section to your desired place.
How to hide dynamic sections
Sometimes you might not want a section to display on the homepage of your online store; these sections can be hidden, especially sections that are unfinished or ready to be published. For example, you might have created a slideshow for a new product, but you are not yet ready to start selling the product, this type of product can be hidden till you are ready to start selling.
Also, you might have created a section that advertises a product discount according to the season, if the season has passed or it’s not yet time, you can hide this section until the season comes by and the discount becomes active.
How to hide a dynamic section :
On the admin page of your Shopify dashboard, from the Shopify admin, go to your “Online Store” then go to “Theme.”
Search through the theme that you want to edit and then click on the “Customize” button
To hide the dynamic section, in the theme editor toolbar, an “eye” icon is presented, click on the “eye” icon to hide, when the section becomes hidden, a slash line shows on the eye.
To show an already hidden section click on the slashed eye again .
How to remove dynamic sections
Content can be removed from the “dynamic section,” or you can delete a “dynamic section” from the homepage. When you remove content, the section content will be completely deleted, but nothing will be removed from your content.
Also note that if you remove a product or collection of a block from a section, that collection of the product will still be saved in your Shopify admin.
Example, if you delete the image of a product from your section, such an image can still be re-added.
How to remove content from your dynamic section
To delete content from your dynamic section, follow the simple steps below;
From the admin of your Shopify store, click on the “online store” and go to “themes.”
Scroll down and find the theme that you wish to edit and click on the “Customize” button.
Click on the “section” which has the content you want to delete.
In the “Content” section, click on the content that you want to delete from the section.you can click on the “Delete content” button, where you have a content type like (collection logo or image).
How to delete a dynamic section
To delete a dynamic section from your Shopify store,
Right on the Shopify admin, after going to the “Online Store” and clicking on “Themes.”
You find the theme you wish to edit and click on the “Customize” button.
While on the “theme editor” toolbar, you can click on the “Section” that you want to delete and click on the “Delete Section” below the toolbar.
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