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Blog Options

Last Updated: Aug 25, 2016 08:34PM EDT

Looking to access your theme's code or language options with Shopify's new theme editor layout?

In your Shopify admin click on Online store > Themes
Next to the theme that you want to edit click on the Menu button which is a small square with 3 blue dots
This will open a submenu of options which includes: Edit HTMl / CSS and Edit Language

The Testament Shopify Theme includes 2 Blog Templates allowing your articles to be displayed in a Stacked or Tiled layout.

If you have more than one blog in your store you can display both.

To test these out on your store in your Shopify admin click on Blog PostsManage Blogs

By default Shopify creates a Blog within your store titled: News You can click on this to edit or create a New Blog.
** Multiple Blogs are useful if you have seperate content matter or would like to run different blogs by different authors. **

Once you Have clicked on a Blog you will see an over view of how that Blog is managed in relation to it's title, comments, Search engines and lastly Template

To choose between the Stacked and Tiled layouts choose blog.stacked or blog.tiled under the Templates dropdown.

The Tiled Layout will follow the same layout as your Collection pages - effectively tiling your blog articles into a pinterest style layout. This can be especially useful if you would like to showcase a press section on your website.

The stacked Layout follows a more traditional approach with articles one on top of another with a sidebar to the right hand side. The Sidebar on the stacked Layout provides a more social tool within the Testament Theme.

Configuring the Stacked Layout
Click on Themes > theme settings and open the section titled: Blog ( stacked layout )
Here you will see some text fields and checkboxes.

By default the Stacked layout sidebar will display your social media Icons - the same as in the header of your site.
Optional plugins include:

Instagram User feed - Based on your Instagram Account - Not a Hashtag gallery.
Twitter Feed - Showing 5 most recent posts from your account
Facebook Like box - Allows Customers to "Like" your Facebook page from within your store.

Instagram User Gallery
This Gallery will show the 8 most recent images from your Instagram Account. 
If you have already configured the Instagram feed to show on your home page no further action is needed.
Show Twitter Feed
You can also show a Twitter feed of your 5 most recent Tweets using the built in Twitter widget.

1. Go to www.twitter.com and sign-in to your account.

2. On the top bar click on Settings and then choose: Widgets

3. Ignore all settings and at the bottom choose: Create Widget

4. You will see a small html code block has been created, copy and paste this into a text editor.

5. On the first line you will see data-widget-id="xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"  Copy this number

6. Return to the Theme Settings and paste this number into the Twitter Widget ID box

Click Save when done - this will connect the Twitter feed to your sidebar.

Facebook Like Box
You can choose to turn this on or off
No additional settings are required for this... Providing you have entered your Facebook account into the Social Media area of the theme settings the account will already be connected.

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Note We can not offer individual theme modifications, however are happy to advise on the best Shopify resources and finding developers to work on your theme.
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