Collection layout and appearance

You can make changes to the layout or general appearance of a collection. You can edit the collection name or description, change the featured image, or change the sort order. If you have customized templates for your collection page, then you can also use a different template.

Change the name or description of a collection

To change a collection's name or description:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Products, then click Collections (or press G P C):

    Click Products then Collections

  2. Click the name of the collection you want to update.

  3. On the collection details page, enter a new title or a new description.

  4. Click Save.

To add or change the image for a collection:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Products, then click Collections (or press G P C):

    Click Products then Collections

  2. Click the name of the collection you want to update.

  3. If you haven't chosen an image for your collection, then click Choose image to select an image:

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  4. If you want to change a collection's image, click Change image:

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  5. Click Save.

Change the sort order for the products in a collection

When a collection is displayed on your website, products appear in order according to the sort order you've chosen for the collection. You can choose to sort manually, by the best selling products, alphabetically, by price, or by date.

The By best selling sorting is determined by the number of times a variant is included in orders, and not by the total number of variant units that have been sold. The variant that has appeared in the most orders in the last 30 days will be ranked first, and the variant that has appeared in the fewest orders will be ranked last. By best selling collection sorting is re-calculated on a weekly basis.

You can choose from a few sorting options:

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If you choose to sort Manually, then you'll be able to click any product to drag it to a new position in the list.

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Products, then click Collections (or press G P C):

    Click Products then Collections

  2. Click a collection.

  3. In the Products section, products are sorted alphabetically by default. To change the order in which the products appear, click the drop-down list next to Sort:

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  4. Click an option to choose a sort order.

If you choose to sort Manually, you can click any of the products shown to drag it to a new position in the list. The collection will be displayed on your online store under the Featured heading.

  1. Click Save.

Use a different template

If you have created alternate templates for collections, then you can change the template for your collection page in the Theme template section:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Products, then click Collections (or press G P C):

    Click Products then Collections

  2. Click the name of the collection you want to update.

  3. Find the Theme template section and choose an alternate template from the drop-down list:

Note

The By best selling sorting option is determined by the number of times a variant appears in orders, and not by the total number of variant units that have been sold. The variant that has appeared in the most orders in the last 30 days will be ranked first, and the variant that has appeared in the fewest orders will be ranked last. The collection sorting is re-calculated on a weekly basis.

Customize collection pages

You can customize a collection page to change the layout and appearance. Theme customizations are not supported by Shopify Support, and will require some knowledge of code. You can try searching the Shopify forums for advice, or consider hiring a Shopify Expert to customize your theme.

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