Sections for Venture

Sections are customizable blocks of content that determine the layout of different pages on your online store.

  • Home sections include features such as a slideshow or a newsletter signup that you can add, re-arrange, or remove. You can have up to 25 sections on your home page.

  • Each type of page has its own sections. For example, the product page section determines the layout of each product page on your online store.

  • Page sections are always in specific places on your online store. You can customize them, but you can't re-arrange or remove them.

  • Each theme includes fixed sections, such as the header and footer, that show on every page of your online store.

You can learn about Venture's unique selection of sections and how to customize them to suit your business.

Venture includes the following static sections:

Dynamic sections

You can add, rearrange, and remove dynamic sections to customize the layout of your home page. Each theme has a unique set of dynamic sections to choose from.

Venture includes the following dynamic sections:

With Venture, you can add the following items to your header:

  • A logo image
  • A navigation menu
  • An announcement bar

  1. Next to Venture, click Customize.

  2. Click Header.

  3. In the Logo image area, click Select image, and then do one of the following:

    • To select an image you have already uploaded to your Shopify admin, click the Library tab.
    • To use a free stock image from Burst, click Free images.
    • To select an image from your local computer, click Library > Upload.
  4. Enter the logo's width in the Custom logo width (in pixels) field.

  5. Click Save.

Add an announcement bar

  1. Next to Venture, click Customize.

  2. Click Header.

  3. In the Announcement bar area, check Show announcement.

  4. Enter the text for your announcement in the Text field.

  5. If you want to link the text to a page in your store, then click in the Link field and select a page from the list.

  6. If you want to link the text to another website, paste the website URL in the Link field.

  7. Click Save.

Add a menu

You can add a menu to your header. This displays all the menu's links in your header, which you can use to highlight common pages that your customers want to access. For example, you could add a menu that contains links to your collections.

  1. Next to Venture, click Customize.

  2. Click Header.

  3. To select a menu, click Change. Select a menu from the list or click Create menu to create a new one.

  4. To edit the menu, click Edit menu.

  5. Click Save.

Show or hide collection images in the menu

You can show images of products in a collection in a Venture drop-down menu. If a customer sees an item that they like in the menu, they can go straight to the product page without having to find that item on the collection page.

The header, with a menu selected. Images of the products in the collection appear in the menu.

To show product images from a collection, your menu must meet the following criteria:

  • Your menu must have nested menu items.
  • The top-level item must be a collection.
  • When you add the top-level collection to the menu, you must select it from the Link menu. If you enter the collection URL in the Link field manually, then images will not appear.

If your menu does not meet these criteria, then the top navigation menu will display links instead of product images.

To hide product images for the top level of a nested menu, enter the collection URL in the Link field manually.

With Venture, you can add the following items to your footer:

  • menus
  • social media icons
  • a newsletter signup
  • text

Add payment icons

You can display icons for the payment methods that you accept in your footer. This area displays the icons that are associated with the payment provider that you have enabled in the payment settings section of your admin.

  1. Next to Venture, click Customize.

  2. Click Sections.

  3. Click Footer.

  4. Check Show payment icons.

  5. Click Save.

Add a menu, a newsletter signup, or text

  1. Next to Venture, click Customize.

  2. Click Sections.

  3. Click Footer.

  4. To add a content block, in the Content area, click Add content. Select the type of block from the following choices:

    To move a content block, click the ⋮⋮ icon and drag the block to a different place.

    To remove a content block, click on the block and then click Remove content.

    To customize a content block, click on the block and edit the settings.

  5. Click Save.

Add social media icons

  1. Next to Venture, click Customize.

  2. Click Sections.

  3. Click Footer.

  4. Click the Theme settings section.

  5. In the relevant social media field, enter the URL to your profile.

  6. Click Save.

To display the social media icons, you also need to add a Social accounts content block to your footer.

Slideshow

With Venture, you can display a large slideshow on your home page. The slideshow is always located just below the header on the home page. You cannot move the slideshow section around on the page like you can with other sections.

Each slide can have a heading and a subheading, and the text can be linked to any page.

The recommended size for your slideshow images is 1800 x 1000px. Venture's slideshow is responsive, which means it will resize and crop your images dynamically depending on the device your customer is using to view your store. For more information on optimizing your images, see Best practices for images.

To create your slideshow:

  1. Click the Sections tab.

  2. Click Slideshow.

  3. To upload a slide image, click Slide.

  4. In the Image area, click Select image, and then do one of the following:

    • To select an image you have already uploaded to your Shopify admin, click the Library tab.
    • To select a stock image from Shopify's Burst stock image collection, click the Free images tab. From here you can enter a search term, or browse the image categories.
    • To select an image from your local computer, click the Library tab, and then click the plus button.
  5. To change what part of the image shows in the slideshow, click the Image position drop down.

  6. In the Heading field, type the heading you want to appear on the slide.

  7. In the Subheading field, type the subheading text you want to appear below the heading.

  8. If you want to link the text on your slide to a page in your store, then click in the Slide link field and select a page.

  9. If you want to link the text on your slide to a website, then paste the website's URL in the Slide link field.

  10. Repeat steps 3 to 9 for each image you want to add to your slideshow.

  11. Click Save.

Settings appear at the top of the Slideshow section. These include: * Slide height allows you to choose the height of the slideshow. * The Auto-rotate slides checkbox allows you to turn auto-rotate on. If it is on, then your slideshow will change automatically, without customers having to click through manually. * Change slides every allows you to choose how many seconds each slide will show if auto-rotate is turned on.

Collection list

On desktops and tablets, you can show up to six features collections on your home page.

On mobile devices, the featured collections section will show your store's main menu by default. This makes it easier for customers on mobile devices to access your store's entire inventory.

You can check the Use secondary collection image box to have your collection images fill their entire tiles. If you choose this option, it might be necessary to change the Featured collection titles colors in your Colors theme settings.

To add collections to your home page:

  1. Click the Sections tab.

  2. Click Collection list.

  3. In the Content area, click Collection to expand it.

  4. Select a collection to display from the Collection list.

  5. If you want to add more collections, click Add collection.

  6. To stretch collection images to fill their titles, check Use secondary collection image.

  7. Click Save.

In this section, you can select collections whose products you want to highlight and how many rows of products you'd like to show from each collection.

  1. Click the Sections tab.

  2. Click Featured collection.

  3. From the Collection list, select the collection that contains the products you want to feature.

  4. Move the Rows slider to select the number of product rows to display.

  5. Click Save.

Newsletter

You can add a newsletter signup to your home page. This lets you collect customer email addresses for email marketing campaigns. You can learn more about email marketing on the Shopify blog.

The newsletter section on a website. There is a field for customers to enter an email address and a button that says 'Subscribe'.

To add a newsletter signup to your home page:

  1. Next to Venture, click Customize.

  2. Click Sections.

  3. Click Add section > Newsletter.

  4. Enter a heading for your newsletter signup in the Heading field. The default heading is "Subscribe to our newsletter".

  5. Enter a subheading for your newsletter signup in the Subheading field. The default text is "Promotions, new products and sales. Directly to your inbox."

  6. Click Save.

Image with text

Venture includes an Image with text section that lets you show an image with a custom message to your customers.

  1. Click the Sections tab.

  2. Click Image with text.

  3. To add the image, do the following:

    1. Click to expand the Image area.
    2. In the Image area, click Select image, and then do one of the following:
      • To select an image you have already uploaded to your Shopify admin, click the Library tab.
      • To select a stock image from Shopify's Burst stock image collection, click the Free images tab. From here you can enter a search term, or browse the image categories.
      • To select an image from your local computer, click the Library tab, and then click the plus button.
  4. To add the text, do the following:

    1. Click to expand the Image with text area.
    2. In the Heading field, type the heading text you want to display.
    3. In the Text field, type the text you want to appear below the heading.
    4. In the Text alignment area, select how you want to align the text with the image.
  5. Click Save.

Product pages

In the Product pages section, you can add or remove the following elements:

  • A message that shows the remaining stock when inventory runs low
  • A dynamic checkout button
  • Social sharing icons
  • Product recommendations

You can also choose whether customers stay on the product page instead of going to the cart page when they click the Add to cart button.

To edit the settings for product pages:

  1. From the top-bar drop-down menu, select Product pages.

  2. Click Sections.

  3. Click Product pages.

  4. If you want customers to stay on the product page instead of going to the cart page when they click the Add to cart button, then check Stay on current page when item is added to cart.

  5. To show your remaining stock when inventory runs low, check Show stock when less than 10 products available. You need to enable inventory tracking on the product for this message to show.

  6. To show a dynamic checkout button, check Show dynamic checkout button.

  7. To show social sharing icons, check Enable product sharing.

  8. Click Save.

Add or remove product recommendations

You can display recommended products on product pages to make it easier for customers to discover other products that might interest them.

  1. From the top-bar drop-down menu, select Product pages.

  2. Click Product recommendations.

  3. Use the Show dynamic recommendations checkbox to show or hide product recommendations on your product pages.

  4. Optional: To change the title that appears above the recommended products, enter a new one in the Heading field.

  5. Click Save.

Collection pages

You can enable collection filtering and sorting to your collection pages to help your customers find the products they're looking for.

Enable filtering by product tag adds a menu to the top of your collection page. Customers can use the menu to see only products in the collection that have the selected tag:

The Shopify Help Center has more info on filtering by product tags.

Enable collection sorting adds a Sort by menu to the top of your collection page. Customers can use the menu to sort the products in the collection by:

  • Featured
  • Best selling
  • Alphabetically, A–Z
  • Alphabetically, Z–A
  • Price, low to high
  • Price, high to low
  • Date, new to old
  • Date, old to new

To enable filtering and sorting on your collection pages:

  1. Navigate to a product page in the theme editor.

  2. Click the Sections tab.

  3. Click the Collection pages section.

  4. To add a Filter by menu to your collection page, check Enable tag filtering.

  5. To add a Sort by menu to your collection page, check Enable sorting.

  6. Click Save.

Cart page

Order notes let your customers include special instructions with their orders. The Shopify Help Center has more information on order notes.

To enable order notes:

  1. Navigate to the cart page in the theme editor by adding a product to the cart.

  2. Click the Sections tab.

  3. Click the Cart pages section.

  4. Check Enable order notes.

  5. Click Save.

With Venture, you can show featured products from a collection of your choice when customers are viewing blog pages in your store. For example, for a blog post on fall fashion, you can feature products from your fall collection below the post.

To show a collection on your blog pages:

  1. Navigate to a blog page in the theme editor.

  2. Click the Sections tab.

  3. Click the Featured products section.

  4. From the Collection list, choose a collection you want to display.

  5. Click Save.

Video

You can add a video hosted on YouTube or Vimeo to your home page. Videos can engage customers and generate interest in your business.

To add a video to your home page:

  1. Next to Venture, click Customize.

  2. Click Sections.

  3. Click Add section > Video.

  4. Add text to the play button by entering text in the Button text field.

  5. Enter the share link for your video in the Video link field.

    A YouTube share link looks like this: https://youtu.be/OTJXAUZY9t0. You can learn how to copy the share link for a YouTube video in this YouTube Help article.

    A Vimeo share link looks like this: https://vimeo.com/281332510. You can learn how to copy the share link for a Vimeo video in this Vimeo Help Center article.

  6. Optional: Add a cover image to your video:

    1. Click Select image. To upload an image from your computer, click Upload. To use a free stock image from Burst, click Free images.
    2. Choose how you want to align the cover image by selecting a position from the Image position drop-down menu. You can use image position to choose which part of the image you want to keep in view when cropping occurs.
    3. Set a height for you cover image by selecting Short or Tall from the Image height drop-down menu.
  7. Optional: Add an overlay to your video:

    1. Check Show overlay.
    2. Set the overlay color by clicking the Overlay swatch and choosing a color.
    3. Set the opacity of the overlay by selecting a percentage from the Opacity slider.
  8. Click Save.

Custom HTML

In the Custom HTML section, you can use HTML code to create custom content for your home page. For example, you can use HTML to format text blocks, create tables, or embed content from a third-party website.

To add custom HTML to your home page:

  1. Next to Venture, click Customize.

  2. Click Sections.

  3. Click Add section.

  4. In the Advanced layout area, click Custom HTML > Add.

  5. Click Custom HTML, and enter the HTML code that you want to add to your home page.

  6. Click Save.

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