Eight Themes Support Documentation

Introduction to Theme settings

Theme settings can be used to make global adjustments to your storefront. Accessed from the left-side menu in the Theme Editor, you can easily configure various design elements. For example, theme colors, fonts, buttons, and layouts. Any changes you make will impact all templates.

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Additionally, this space is a central hub for managing a range of theme-specific features including gift wrapping, pop-ups, social media links, breadcrumbs, animations, and the favicon.

In this guide, we'll provide you with an overview of each setting category. This will assist you in customizing your theme to align with your brand's preferred styling.

Colors

Within your Colors settings, you have complete control over the color of various storefront elements. You can customize general text, badges, headers, mobile navigation, buttons, color schemes, popups, the cart drawer, backgrounds, the footer, and everything in between.

Whether you decide to handpick your preferred colors, stick with the default settings, or input specific Hex codes - with this level of flexibility at your fingertips - you won't have any trouble finding colors that align with your brand!

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Typography

In the Typography settings, you can configure the style of headings, body text, navigation, buttons, labels, logo text, and the announcement bar.

Every section has its own dedicated settings, allowing you to fine-tune elements where applicable, such as font style, size, capitalization, borders, and letter spacing.

Note: If your preferred fonts are not available in the theme's library, you can add custom fonts.

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Cart

In your Cart settings, you can change the look and feel of your storefront's shopping cart.

Select your preferred cart presentation style: Choose between opening a sliding drawer or directing customers to a new page. Furthermore, customize the display by including or excluding elements like product vendor details, cart notes, gift messaging, and dynamic checkout buttons.

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Products

Under Products, you will find settings for managing gift wrapping. Simply choose your designated gift wrap product and enter an accompanying label to display next to it. If you don't offer gift wrapping, just leave these settings blank.

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When this is set up, you can add a Gift wrap block to your Product form. For example:

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Don't have gift wrapping set up yet? Click here to read our guide.


Product card

Product card settings allow you to customize the appearance of products on collection pages and collection-specific sections. 

You have the flexibility to choose the grid image size, enable a hover effect, showcase sales badges and manage their contents, and determine the text alignment.

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Back-to-top button

The Back-to-top button is the handy button that appears at the bottom of the page when you're scrolling down. When clicked, it conveniently sends you back to the top. The settings here let you control which templates the button appears on.

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Search

Search settings can be used to enable your store's predictive search function to help customers navigate to relevant pages more easily. Furthermore, you have the option to showcase the vendor and price directly within the search results.

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Social media

Within Social media settings, you have the option to connect your social media accounts to your theme.

Doing so will make it possible to display social media icons in your Announcement bar and/or Footer sections. Account fields that are left blank will not display an icon.

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After adding your account links, head back to Sections in the Theme Editor to enable your social media icons. Icons can be added to the Announcement bar by activating a checkbox, or to the Footer bottom via a content block.

Announcement bar example:

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You also have the option to enable Facebook, X (Twitter), and Pinterest icons on your Product pages via a Social media block. This will allow customers to share products through their personal accounts. For example:

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Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs settings give you the flexibility to toggle breadcrumb navigation on and off. As a quick reminder, breadcrumbs create a trail at the top of the page, providing your customers with a visual guide of the path they followed to arrive at their current page.

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Breadcrumbs can be particularly beneficial for customers arriving at your site via search engines or social media. They act as a handy reference as to where the page is located, in case they want to find it again later!

Example:

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Popup

Popup settings allow you to enable a popup message on your store and manage its contents.

With a popup, you can effectively convey marketing messages to all store visitors. It's a powerful tool for promoting your social media networks, building up mailing list subscribers, and driving sales.

The popup will appear upon entering your site. Customers will need to manually close it before proceeding - ensuring that your messaging won't go unseen!

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Verification popup

You have the ability to integrate a verification popup, prompting customers to confirm their age before accessing your storefront. This feature is particularly beneficial for stores selling products subject to age restrictions or health and safety warnings.

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In your Verification popup settings, you have the flexibility to customize a Yes/No question for your customers and decide the follow-up action. If the response is Yes, they will automatically proceed to your storefront. On the other hand, if they answer No, you can display a personalized response to guide them away from your store.

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Favicon

A favicon is a small icon that represents your website (and brand) inside internet browser tabs and bookmark lists.

Utilize the Favicon settings to upload your favicon. For best results, upload a square image. The theme will automatically scale it to the optimal size of 32x32px.

 

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Animations

Within Animations, you have the option to add a touch of style by infusing your storefront with subtle animations.

You can enable or disable fade animations for template sections, causing them to seamlessly fade in from the bottom upwards as your customers scroll through. Additionally, you can implement an eye-catching zoom effect when an image is initially displayed.

 
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Checkout

The checkout is one page that's easy to overlook. However, by adding a little branding, you can provide reassurance and help prevent cart abandonment at a crucial stage. Imagery (which can contain text) and brand colors let customers know they are in the right place and can gently nudge people to complete their transactions. 

While Shopify controls much of the checkout process, your theme's Checkout settings contain several options to personalize the look and feel.

Using the available customization options, you can upload three images: one for the banner, another for the order summary background, and a third for the main content area background. Additionally, you can integrate your logo and fine-tune typography and colors to craft a visually appealing page.

To further refine the experience, choose either a one-page or three-page checkout process.

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Custom CSS

Custom CSS allows you to apply custom styling to your entire online store. To learn more, click here to read Shopify's help guide.

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Theme style (applicable to Flow only)

In Theme style, you can easily switch Flow's appearance to a different preset: Nourish, Crafted, or Luxe.

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Feel free to use this to effortlessly give your store a fresh coat of paint when you're feeling the need for a change. However, you may need to configure certain elements to realign the style with your branding.

Note: Some theme settings will be lost when you change your style but your store content will be unaffected.

To preview your presets before you switch, check out our demos on the Shopify Theme Store:


Thanks for reading! If you haven't checked out these guides yet, we highly recommend doing so to help you get the most out of your theme:

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