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Home Page Setup

Last Updated: Aug 24, 2016 01:46AM 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

Vantage contains 8 different home page sections which can be re-ordered to show in different positions easily without the need to alter any code within the theme.

To Access and choose which content you would like to appear in your Shopify admin click on Themes > customise Theme > Home Page


Home Page Video

The Vantage theme supports video embedding from popular Sources like youTube, Vimeo and Wistia.
To add a video to your Home Page click on: Themes > customise Theme > Home page Video

You have an option to make this video full screen width. check this box if that is your preference.
If you do not choose the Full Width option the video will be shown at 1200px wide which is the width of the site content. To Add the Video simply enter the Embed code into the box provided. Make sure when choosing the embed option from your source ( Youtube, Vimeo etc.. ) you have chosen a high resolution for the video within the options from that source.

Below is an example of this from YouTube:


Once you have added your Video Click save. To configure where on the page this appears in relation to other content go to: Themes > customise theme > home page
In the dropdowns provided choose: Video and click save.


Featured Products

To Show products  on the homepage you will first need a collection.
In your Shopify main admin click on Online Store > Products > Collections and create a new collection. Add some products and click save.

When ready return the Themes > customise theme > Home Page Featured Products
In the dropdown provided choose the collection to show. Choose the amount of products to show and click save.
Go Back one Step and open the Home Page tab - in here choose the Home page Featured Products option in the dropdown and click save. - This will add your Collection of Featured Products to the Home page.
 

Featured Collections

You can show a block of collections on your home page. If you have many of them this is a great way to attract attention to them.

First make sure you have some collections created in the main admin of your store.
When ready click on Online Store > Navigation
Create a new Link List and name it:  Homepage Collections or similar to easily identify it.

Add some links to collections in this list ** All Links must point to Collections **  and no other content.
Save when ready and return to themes > customise theme > Home Page Collections

Give this Section a Title in the box provided and choose the link list that you created in the previous step from the Dropdown.

Should you need to change the order that these collections are shown in or add / remove any simply return to the Navigation screen and update the Homepage Collections link list accordingly.

Image Galleries

The Vantage theme allows you to show banner or promotional images on the homepage.
In Total you can show 3 different rows of images and choose their position in relation to other home page content

Each Gallery Can show 1 - 4 Images.
Each image can have optional title text which appears on the image + the addition of more text that will appear when the image is hovered.

To Access these go to: Themes > customise theme > Home Page Image Gallery ( 1, 2, 3 )
Each Image can be uploaded here and is accompanied with a Checkbox which enables you to enable or disable each image.

When using 4 images in a Gallery these will be shown in a row of 4
3 will be shown in a row of 3
2 will be shown in a row of 2
1 will be displayed at Full width.

The number of images that you are going to show on each row dictates the size of the images that you need.
This is what we recommend.

Note: You can use any height as the height of the images will dictate the height of their own content but we strongly recommend that you only use portrait images if you are showing 3 or 4 per row...  Do not use Portrait photography for a single or 2 images.

1 Single Image - Use 1200px wide
2 x images or more - Use 600px wide or greater.

Get help

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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