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Sections and Shopify's new theme editor

Last Updated: Mar 03, 2017 10:51AM EST

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

You may have seen the launch on Shopify's new theme editor in your mailbox or on the Shopify blog recently. Updating to the new version should you feel that you need it will be free so no additional costs will be charged.

The following theme version are Section ready and utilze the new options within the Shopify theme editor:

Testament v5
Fashionopolism v4.3 
Icon v5
Mr Parker v5
Vantage v5.1

Any theme versions higher than these will also maintain the ability to support sections within Shopify.
To check which version you have:

1. Open: Themes > customize theme
2. In the left sidebar click on the name of your theme
3. The theme version will be displayed within that drop-down



What are sections

When opening the Customize theme page you will see a left Sidebar with 2 tabs: Sections & Settings
Settings are global options that apply across your entire store and are not specific to a section.

Sections however are specific to the current template that you are seeing.
For example on the home page of your store you will have options to add sections which might include:
Slideshows, Image galleries, Featured products, Blog posts and more.
You can add these sections, drag them into a preferred order and remove them easily.



As you click into other content within your store. For instance a Collection page or a product page the Section menu on the left will change to show sections which are now available for selection on these pages too.

So when opening a collection page you can choose to show a sidebar, arrange products in 2, 3, or 4 per row and decide what you want your customers to see. The best way to learn is to explore your theme. Open some pages and see what options become available under that sections tab.

If you have any questions we are always here to help!

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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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