Getting started with blogs

Before you start writing, you might want to create a new blog to display your posts. A sample blog, titled News, is included when you create your online store. You can keep this blog, or you can create your own with a custom name and template.

Add a new blog

Create a new blog with a custom name for all your blog posts.

To add a new blog:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Online Store, and then click Blog Posts (or press G W B).

  2. Click Manage blogs:

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  3. Click Add a blog:

    Add blog

  4. Give your blog a title and select how you want to manage comments:

    Manage blog comments

  5. Click Save blog.

Now that you have created your blog, you can add your blog to your main navigation menu.

Note

To add posts to your new blog, select it in the Blog drop-down menu when you create a new blog post.

Change your blog post template

You can add a new blog post template to change the way that your blog posts look. For example, you could have a template that shows images or videos only, and then a regular template for text-heavy entries. The blog post template option allows you more flexibility to customize the look and feel of your blog.

To change your blog post template, you first need to create a new template:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Online Store, and then click Themes (or press G W T).

  2. Find the theme you want to edit, click the ... button, and then click Edit HTML/CSS.

  3. Under the Templates folder, click Add a new template.

  4. In the drop-down menu, select the article option and name your template.

  5. Click Create template:

    Article template
  6. In the online code editor, make your changes to the template to customize the way that you want it to look.

  7. Save your changes.

  8. From your Shopify admin, click Online Store, and then click Blog Posts (or press G W B).

  9. Select one of your blog posts or create a new one.

  10. In the Template drop-down menu, select your new template:

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  11. Click Save.

First post posted by Shopify

A sample blog post, titled First post, is included in the News blog when you create your online store.

To delete the default blog post:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Online Store, and then click Blog Posts (or press G W B).

  2. Click the First post blog post:

    First blog post

  3. At the bottom of the page, click Delete blog post:

    Delete default post

  4. Click Delete blog post in the dialog to confirm.


Next steps

Write a blog post Write and publish your first blog post.
Link your store to an existing blog If you have an existing blog with Wordpress, Tumblr, or Blogger, you can link to it from your store.
Categorize your posts You can categorize your blog posts with similar subjects using tags.
Enable customer commenting Enable commenting on your blog if you want to receive feedback from your customers.

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