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Introduction to Templates

Your store's templates are preset sections designed to give your store its look and feel.

You can see a list of templates in the theme by going to the drop-down menu at the top of the theme editor (Online Store > Themes > Customize).

Editing a template changes the look of every page associated with that template. For example, if you add a section to your Default Product template, the theme adds that section to all products with that template. 

 

To assign a template, go to the content area (e.g. Products, Blog posts, Pages, etc.) in the admin. Then, on the sidebar, go to Online Store > Theme template and select the template you want to use.

Note  When assigning templates, you see the available templates for your live theme

 

In Momentum, we have provided additional templates to get you set up as quickly as possible. You can apply them to Products, Collections, Pages, Blogs, Blog posts, and more.

Learn more about templates here.

On this page, we describe the templates in the Momentum theme.

Customizations

You can edit a template to create a unique design effect or display different content.

Learn more about editing templates.


Home Page

Your web address points to this page, so most visitors will scan (and hopefully read) your Home page content.

The Home page template comes pre-loaded with many sections, and it's ready to go live. Whenever you feel the need to make a change, add, remove, or reorder sections as you see fit.

Note  Want to edit the home page template? Read our tutorial on Introduction to Sections first.

 


Products

Product pages are key to converting your customers.

To speed up your store set up we've created a number of templates for your product page you can use straight off the bat. 

We included these templates in the theme as standard:

Default product
A stripped-back version with basic settings, it's the perfect platform to build your own custom product page template.

Promo sale
A distinctive, clean two-column layout with an accordion to display product images and drop-down menus for variants.

Gift card
Use this template for your gift card products. We removed all fluff so you can focus the reader's attention on the selling points.

Coming soon
Use this template to build excitement before the product is ready to sell. Highlight key information and give customers a reason to come back on launch day.

Pre-order
Generate sales before the product hits the digital shelves. Use the pre-loaded FAQ section to answer anticipated questions about arrivals, shipping dates, and more. 


Collections

You may want to create different styles of collection pages depending on the type of collections, for example, sales, lists of sub collections, promotional content etc. So we have created a number of templates to get you started with some common purposes.

Note  Collections are not created inside the theme. They are created manually or automatically within your Shopify admin space - click here to read Shopify's help pages.

 

We included these templates in the theme:

Default collection
Display a straightforward collection page with a text heading and grid followed by content sections that showcase styling and unique selling points.

Promo sale
Similar to the Sale template (see below), this option has a menu at the top of the page. The menu tabs help site visitors quickly jump to high-interest product categories.

Style
Building on the Promo sale template, this option comes pre-loaded with interactive images and featured collections.  

Sale
It's a clone of the Default template with one splashy difference. A big, bold banner displays as soon as customers land on the collection page.

Collections list
Showcase all your collections within a master collection. This template works like the Collection list template that comes with all Shopify themes, but there's a difference. You can pick and choose the collections you display and link to.

Here are some examples. 

Women's
• Dresses, Tops, Shoes

Brands
• Adidas, Nike, Puma

Bottoms
• Trousers, Shorts, Skirts

 

Note  Not sure how to edit and assign a custom template? Learn more. You could also reach out to our support team for help

 

Collection landing
Choose this template when you want to introduce a product grouping, such as gender, brand, product type, or something else altogether.

 

This template blends story-telling and product description, a potent combination that drives powerful landing pages. Feel free to clone the master and create a custom template for every story that needs to be told.

 

Brand
Create a visually stunning branding page with a high-impact image and text overlay.

 


Collection List

Display all your collections in one place! Choose this template when you want to provide customers with an overview of everything on offer.

With a few clicks, you can place new sections alongside a collection or change the look of the collection grid. 

 


Pages

This is where our templates really shine. Engage the customer, give your store a personality, and build unique layouts that enhance the product line.

The theme includes these templates:

Default page
A blank slate ready for your creative genius. Display only what you add to your pages via Online Store > Pages.

FAQs
A quick start layout to display frequently asked questions. The easy-to-follow design helps visitors find information or learn how to contact your support team.

Brands info
Another section-rich template, this one uses a gallery layout. Showcase all your brands as soon as customers land on the page.

About
A combination of image and text-based sections. Promote your brand and give customers a chance to know your story.

Contact
A clean template with a contact form and links to FAQs to help your customers find answers.

 


Blogs

Your Blogs page lists and previews posts set up under Sales channels > Online Store > Blog posts.

Generate lots of content? Publish multiple blogs, each with a unique look and feel using unique templates to the topic.


Blog Posts

A Blog post - also known as an article - is content added via Sales channels > Online Store > Blog posts and assigned to a blog.

What kind of content? Use your imagination. Store updates, product reviews, case studies, recipes, or a mishmash of everything. 

These templates are for one specific blog post rather than a collection of posts within a blog.


Cart

Your cart - also known as a trolley or basket - is where customers hold products while they shop at your store. The cart gives customers a chance to review the items they intend to purchase and adjust quantities.

While there are no template settings, you can adjust your cart under theme settings.

Note  The cart and checkout are different. The checkout is where payment and delivery details are processed by the Shopify platform. Thus, the checkout is outside the theme's control - click here to learn more

 

 


Checkout

Your checkout page template is controlled by the Shopify platform. Thus, there are no sections available for you to edit in the template. However, you can customize the visual elements of the checkout through your theme settings.

 


Customer templates

Use these templates for customer accounts and log in. All the standard functionality is here, plus you can add sections and basic stylings.

 

Others

Password page

Enable this page by clicking Sales channels > Online Store > Preferences > Password protection.

This template blocks visitors to your website until you're ready to sell. The password page presents an email sign-up form so you can collect contact information for potential customers. When you're ready to open for business, send out an email blast telling folks about your launch and promote what's coming soon.

 

404 Pages

A 404 error displays when a page is not found. This can occur when a customer manually mistypes a URL or clicks a link that does not connect to a point on your site.

404 error messages commonly display when merchants send out links to a product or social media page and then remove or alter the link destination at a later date.

 

Search

The page displays a grid of suggested content along with a search bar and any sections you may want to add.

 

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