Sections for Venture

Theme content is built using sections. Sections are customizable blocks of content that determine the layout and appearance of different pages on your online store.

Static sections are sections that appear in predetermined locations in your online store. These sections can't be removed or rearranged. Static sections might include headers, footers, navigation sections, or content sections on pages like product pages and collection pages. For example, the Product section determines the appearance of each product page on your online store.

Dynamic sections are optional sections that you can use to customize the layout of your home page. On your store's home page, you can add, rearrange, and remove dynamic sections to create the page layout. You can have up to 25 dynamic sections on your home page.

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

Static sections

Venture includes the following static sections:

Dynamic sections

Venture includes the following dynamic sections:

Your theme's header is the section that appears at the top of every page in your store. You can customize the following items in your header:

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

You can add a custom logo image to your store's header. The best format is a .png file with a transparent background. You can resize the logo image by increasing or decreasing the width.

If you don't add a logo image, then your store name is displayed as text. You can change your store name on the General settings page in your Shopify admin.

  • Custom logo width (in pixels): The width of the logo.
  1. Click Header.
  2. In the Logo image area, click Select image, and then do one of the following:
    • To select an image that you have already uploaded to your Shopify admin, click the Library tab.
    • To select an image from your local computer, click Library > Upload.
  3. Use the settings to customize the size and placement of your logo.
  4. Click Save.

Add an announcement bar

You can add an announcement bar in the header that you can use to show a message to your customers. Your message is customizable and might include contact information, information about store events or sales, or a store slogan.

  1. Click Header.

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

  3. Enter the text for your announcement.

  4. Optional: Enter a URL to add a link to your announcement.

  5. 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. Click Header.

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

  3. To edit the menu, click Edit menu.

  4. 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.

Your theme's footer is the section that appears at the bottom of every page in your store. You can add the following features to your footer:

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

The social media icons that appear in your footer are controlled by your theme settings.

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. Click Footer.

  2. Check Show payment icons.

  3. Click Save.

Add a menu, a newsletter signup, social media icons, or text

  1. Click Footer.

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

    - Menu

    - Newsletter

    - Text

    - Social accounts

    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.

  3. Click Save.

Product pages

The Product pages section is the main customizable section for product pages. You can customize this section using the following options:

  • Stay on current page when item is added to cart - Select this option 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.
  • Show stock when less than 10 products available - Show your remaining stock when inventory runs low. For the stock level to show, you need to enable inventory tracking for the product.
  • Show dynamic checkout button - Let customers skip the cart and go directly to the checkout from the featured product section.
  • Enable product sharing - Show buttons that customers can use to share products on social media. The sharing options that appear are controlled by your theme settings.

Edit Product pages settings

  1. Select Product pages.
  2. Click the Product pages section.
  3. Use the settings to customize your product pages section.
  4. Click Save.

Product recommendations

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

Enable product recommendations

  1. Select Product pages.

  2. Click the Product recommendations section.

  3. Check Show dynamic recommendations to show 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. Optional: To show or hide the vendors in the product descriptions, use the Show vendor checkbox.

  6. Click Save.

Collection

A collection page displays all of the products that are a part of that collection. Each collection in your store has its own collection page.

The Collection section includes the following settings:

  • Enable tag filtering - Add a filter that customers can use to view products in a collection with a certain tag. For the filter to be displayed on a collection page, you need to add tags to the products in that collection.
  • Enable sorting - Add a menu that customers can use to sort a collection in different ways, such as featured, alphabetically, or by price.

More settings for collection pages are available in the theme settings.

Customize your Collection section

  1. Select Collection pages.
  2. Click the Collection section.
  3. Use the settings to customize your collection pages section.
  4. Click Save.

Cart pages

The Cart pages section is the main customizable section of your online store's cart. In the cart pages section, you can enable cart notes to let your customers include special instructions with their orders.

Enable order notes

  1. Select Cart.
  2. Click the Cart pages section.
  3. Select Enable order notes.
  4. Click Save.

Article content

The Article content section is the main customizable section of your store's article pages. The Article pages template is used for blog posts. On your article pages, you can enable social sharing options so customers can share your articles with others.

Enable blog post sharing

  1. Select Blog posts.
  2. Click the Article content section.
  3. Check Enable blog post sharing to display social sharing buttons on your blog posts. You can choose which platforms can be used for sharing in your social media settings.
  4. Click Save.

The Featured products section is another customizable section on your store's article pages. You can show featured products from a collection of your choice when customers view blog posts in your store. For example, for a blog post on fall fashion, you can feature products from your fall collection below the post.

Show featured products on an article page

  1. Select Blog posts.
  2. Click the Featured products section.
  3. From the Collection list, choose a collection you want to display.
  4. Click Save.

Slideshow

With Venture, you can display a large slideshow on your home 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.

The slideshow section includes the following settings:

Content

  • Image - Add an image to display in your slideshow.
  • Link URL - Link your slide to another part of your online store.
  • Image position - Choose the most important area of the image to focus on in the slideshow.
  • Heading - Add a heading to your slide.
  • Button text - Add a button with a text label to your slide.
  • Button link - Set the URL or page that you want the button to link to. Paste in the URL or select a page from the menu. If you do not want to include a button in the section, then leave this field empty.

Settings

  • Slide height - Set the height of the slideshow. Select Adapt to first image to base the height of your slideshow on the height of your first image.
  • Auto-rotate slides - Set the slideshow to play automatically.
  • Change slides every - Choose how often to change slides.

Customize your slideshow

  1. Click Add section.
  2. Click Slideshow, and then click Select.
  3. To add images to the slideshow, click an Image block to customize it:
    1. Click Select image, and then do one of the following:
      • To select an image that you have already uploaded to your Shopify admin, click the Library tab.
      • To select a stock image from Burst, 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 Upload.
    2. To change what part of the image shows in the slideshow, select an option from the Image position drop-down menu.
    3. If you want to add a link to the slide, do one of the following:
      • If you want to link the text on your slide to a page in your store, then click in the Link URL field and select a page.
      • If you want to link the text on your slide to a website, then paste the website's URL in the Link URL field.
    4. If you want to add text to your slide, do the following:
      1. In the Heading field, type the heading you want to appear on the slide.
      2. In the Subheading field, type the subheading text you want to appear below the heading.
  4. Use the settings to customize your slideshow.
  5. Click Save.

Collection list

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

On mobile devices, the featured collections section shows 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 Use secondary image layout to have your collection images fill their entire tiles. If you choose this option, then you might need to change the Featured collection titles color setting.

Add a collection list to your home page

  1. Click Add section.
  2. Click Collection list, and then click Select.
  3. To add collections to the section, customize each Collection block:
    1. Click a collection block and then click Select a collection.
    2. From the Collection drop-down list, select a collection to display or click Create collection to make a new one.
    3. Click Select.
  4. To add additional Collection blocks, click Add Collection.
  5. Click Save.

You can feature the products from one of your collections on your home page.

The featured collection section includes the following settings:

  • Collection - Choose the collection to feature products from.
  • Rows - Set the number of rows of products to display in the section.
  1. Click Add section.
  2. Click Featured collection, and then click Select.
  3. Select a collection to feature in the section by clicking Select collection and choosing a collection from the list.
  4. Use the settings to customize your featured collection section.
  5. Click Save.

You can feature a product on your home page. Featuring a product is a great way to promote a new product or a product that's on sale.

The featured product section includes the following settings:

  • Product - Choose a product to feature on the home page.
  • Stay on current page when item is added to cart - Select this option 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.
  • Show stock when less than 10 products available - Show your remaining stock when inventory runs low. For the stock level to show, you need to enable inventory tracking for the product.
  • Enable product sharing - Show buttons that customers can use to share products on social media. The sharing options that appear are controlled by your theme settings. Show dynamic checkout button - Let customers skip the cart and go directly to the checkout from the featured product section.
  1. Click Add section.
  2. Click Featured product, and then click Select.
  3. Select a product to feature in the section by clicking Select product and choosing a product from the list.
  4. Use the settings to customize your featured product section.
  5. Click Save.

Image with text

Venture includes an Image with text section that can contain a combination of images and text blocks.

  1. Click Image with text.
  2. To add the image, do the following:
    1. Click Add content > Image.
    2. Click the Image block to edit it.
    3. In the Image area, click Select image, and then do one of the following:
      • To select an image that you have already uploaded to your Shopify admin, click the Library tab.
      • To select a stock image from Burst, 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 Upload.
  3. To add text, do the following:
    1. Click Add content > Image with text.
    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 paragraph in the block.
  4. 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.

Add a newsletter signup to your home page

  1. Click Add section.

  2. Click Newsletter, and then click Select.

  3. Enter a heading for your newsletter signup.

  4. Enter a subheading for your newsletter signup.

  5. Click Save.

Map

You can add a Google map to your home page to show customers where your business is located.

The map section includes the following settings:

  • Heading - Add a heading to your map section.
  • Address and hours - Add your store's address and hours to your map section.
  • Map address - Set the map to show your store's location.
  • Map link label - Add a button that links to your location on Google Maps.
  • Show pin - Add a pin that shows your store's specific location on the map.
  • Google Maps API key - Add your map's API key to the map section.
  • Image - Add an image that's displayed if the map doesn't load.
  • Image position - Set the placement of the image.

Add a map to your home page

  1. Click Add section.
  2. Click Map, and then click Select.
  3. Use the settings to customize your map section.
  4. Click Save.

Video

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

To add a video, you need to find the video's sharing link:

  • YouTube - a Youtube sharing link looks like this: https://youtu.be/ZXWgHlnVVEY. You can learn how to copy the sharing link for a YouTube video in this YouTube Help article.
  • Vimeo - A Vimeo sharing link looks like this: https://vimeo.com/123456789. You can learn how to copy the sharing link for a Vimeo video in this Vimeo Help Center article.

The video section includes the following settings:

Settings

  • Button label - Add the text that appears on the play button.
  • Video link - Add the sharing link for your video.

Cover

  • Image - Add an image that appears in the video section when the video is not playing.
  • Image position - Set the placement of the image in the video section.
  • Image height - Set the height of the placeholder image.

Overlay

  • Show overlay - Add a layer of color between your placeholder image and the button label. An overlay makes text over a video easier to read, and shows until the play button is clicked.
  • Overlay - Set the color of the overlay.
  • Opacity - Set the opacity of your overlay.

Add a video to your home page

  1. Click Add section.
  2. Click Video, and then click Select.
  3. Paste your video's sharing link into the Video link field.
  4. Use the settings to customize your video section.
  5. 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.

Add a custom HTML section to your home page

  1. Click Add section.

  2. Click Custom HTML, and then click Select.

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

  4. Click Save.

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