Welcome to the Eight Themes Docs

Introduction to Page Templates

Your store's Page templates are the pages that make up your storefront.

A template dictates how your homepage, product pages, collection pages, blog pages, cart, and checkout page look and operate when a customer visits your site.


Home Page

 

Your Home page is made up of sections - content blocks which you can customize and rearrange on the page.

 

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Read: To learn more about how to customize your homepage, read our tutorial on Introduction to Sections.

Product Pages

 

Your Product pages are the lynch pin of your store, displaying all the details of products on your store.

The product page settings include displaying the quantity selector, product meta (tags, collections, and type), vendor, SKU, local pickup availability, and dynamic checkout button.

Within these settings, you can also showcase product media (including video and 3D images), change the variant based on the thumbnail, alter the product variant style, hide sold-out variants, enable video looping, and change the thumbnail position.

 

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Note: The actual contents and configurations of a product are set up through the Products area of the Shopify dashboard.

Collection Pages

 

A Collection page is where your products are categorized into a collection, allowing your customers to find what they are looking for easily. The collection page settings include choosing how many products are displayed per row, adding sidebar content, and enabling a collage layout on desktop.

Collections are a group of individual products - a single product can be featured in multiple collections across your site, and therefore multiple versions of this product are not required in your admin.

 

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Note: Collections are not controlled by the theme, and can be created either manually or automatically with your Shopify admin space. Read Shopify's Collections help pages to learn more.

Collections List

 

Your Collections list is where each of your collections is displayed in one place - it's a great way to display each of the different categories and themes your store has to offer.

Your settings allow you to either display all of your collections, or select a chosen few to display in content blocks that you can rearrange.

 

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Blogs

 

Your Blogs page lists and previews the posts within your storefront's blog, latest news, or press releases.

Your blogs are managed within your Shopify admin settings under Online Store > Blog posts.

 

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Blog Posts

 

A Blog post - also known as an article - is content from one particular post, such as a blog or a news bulletin. This page template is for one specific blog post, rather than a collection of posts within a blog.

 

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Read: To learn more about the difference between blogs and blog posts, read Shopify's Blogs help pages.

Cart

 

Your Cart - also known as the 'trolley' or 'basket' - is where your customers' products are placed as they shop on your store. This allows them to review the items they intend to purchase, including adjusting the quantity.

While there are no settings here, you can adjust your cart under theme settings, which include an order message note field where your customer can provide additional purchase instructions, and a space for adding a gift message.

 

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Note: The Cart is not the same as the checkout. The checkout is where payment and delivery details are processed. This is handled by the Shopify platform, and is therefore outside the theme's control. Read Shopify checkout help pages to learn more.

Checkout

Your Checkout page template is controlled by Shopify's platform. As a result, there are no sections available for you to edit - however, you can customize the visual elements of the checkout through your theme settings.


404 Pages

A 404 error shows when a page is not found - this can occur when a customer has manually mistyped a URL, or clicked on a link which does not lead anywhere on your site.

Links leading to 404 errors commonly appear when merchants send out links to a products or pages on social media, and then remove or alter their locations at a later date.

 

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