Collection layout and appearance

You can make a number of changes to the layout or general appearance of your collections.

Change the name or description of a collection

To change a collection's name or description:

  1. Open the information page for the collection you want to edit.

  2. In the collection details section, enter a new title or a new description:

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  3. Click Save.

To change the image for a collection:

  1. Open the information page for the collection you want to edit.

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

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

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  4. Click Save.

Use a different template

If you've created an alternate template for your collections, you'll be able to choose it in the Theme template section:

  1. Open the information page for the collection you want to edit.

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

    Change collection template

If you need to change the way products are selected

You can't change the way products are selected after a collection is created. If you need to do this, you must create a new manual or automated collection.

Change the sort order for the products in a collection

When a collection is displayed on your website, the order in which the products appear depends on the sort order you've chosen for the collection. You can choose from a number of options:

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If you choose to sort Manually, you'll be able to click on 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. Scroll down to the Products section.

  4. Products are sorted alphabetically by default. To change the order in which the collection's contents are displayed on your storefront, click the drop-down list next to Sort:

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  5. Click an option to choose a sort order.

    Note

    If you choose to sort Manually, you can click on any of the products shown to drag it to a new position in the list.

  6. When you're happy with the ordering of the products, click Save.

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 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.

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