Shopify is an e-commerce platform known for its ease of use, flexibility, and customization options. One of the key features that make it stand out is Shopify Sections. In this blog post, we'll explore what Shopify Sections are, how to use them effectively, and how to add new sections to your Shopify store.
What are Shopify Sections?
Shopify Sections are customizable, modular components that you can use to build and modify the layout of your online store. They provide an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interface that allows you to create unique, tailor-made designs without any coding skills. Sections can include elements like banners, product carousels, image galleries, and more, enabling you to create a visually appealing and functional store that represents your brand.
How to Use Sections in Shopify
1. Choose a theme that supports sections: To start using Shopify Sections, make sure you have a theme that supports this feature. Most of the newer themes in the Shopify Theme Store come with built-in support for sections.
2. Access the theme editor: From your Shopify admin dashboard, go to "Online Store" > "Themes." Locate your current theme and click "Customize" to access the theme editor.
3. Explore the available sections: Once you're in the theme editor, you'll see a sidebar on the left displaying the available sections for your theme. These can include headers, footers, featured products, testimonials, and more.
4. Edit your sections: To customize a section, simply click on it in the sidebar. You'll then see the customization options for that specific section, such as color, font, text, images, and layout. Make the desired changes and click "Save" to apply them.
5. Rearrange sections: To change the order of sections on your page, simply click and drag them within the sidebar to rearrange their position. This allows you to experiment with different layouts and find the one that best suits your store's design and content.
How to Add New Sections on Shopify
1. Access the theme editor: As previously mentioned, go to "Online Store" > "Themes" in your Shopify admin dashboard, locate your current theme, and click "Customize."
2. Add a new section: In the theme editor's sidebar, click on the "Add section" button. A list of available sections for your theme will appear. Browse through the options and find the one that best fits your needs.
3. Customize your new section: After selecting the desired section, you can now customize it according to your preferences. Adjust the colors, fonts, images, and layout as needed. Don't forget to click "Save" to apply your changes.
4. Rearrange your sections: If you'd like to move your new section to a different position on the page, click and drag it within the sidebar until it's in the desired location.