This article applies to Parallax 3.0+, Retina 4.0+, Mobilia 5.0+, Responsive 6.0+ or Turbo 2.0+
When using Parallax 3.0+, Retina 4.0+, Mobilia 5.0+, Responsive 6.0+ or Turbo 2.0, you may find yourself wondering where the settings for collections, products, blogs, blog posts and pages have moved.
As part of the upgrade to Shopify sections, Shopify created a new approach to the theme editor.
To open the new editor, first, open the "customize" area of your theme by click Sales Channels > Online Store > Themes > Customize (indigo button).
You will now see a narrow sidebar along the left side of the page and a larger preview area to the right show your store.
In the newest version of the Shopify theme editor, which Parallax 3.0+, Retina 4.0+, Mobilia 5.0+, Responsive 6.0+ and Turbo 2.0 use, the left sidebar changes dynamically based on what page you are previewing on the right.
So, for example, if you want to see all the settings for collection pages, navigate to any collection page in the right area and the left sidebar will update to include a "Collection page" box that you can click to access additional settings.
In general, changes made along the left sidebar for a particular type of page (such as collection or product pages), will be applied to ALL pages of that type in your store. For example, if you make change to the "Product page" options, it will apply to ALL other product pages in your store unless you have created additional custom templates.
There are a few exceptions and notes to be aware of, however:
- It's important to note that different between the "Blog" and "Blog post," each of which can be controlled separately. The changes you make to "Blog" affect the main blog pages of ALL of your blogs. This page generally includes the name of the blog and links to the latest posts. The "Blog post" panel, meanwhile, controls the options for the individual blog post pages, which generally contain the full text of the article.
- If you create custom page.details or product.detail layouts, each one has its own unique settings. To change settings for each one, simply navigate to the page in question in the right preview window and click the box in the left sidebar once it updates.
Additional settings are located under the "General settings" tab.
It's important to note that many settings that apply to product and collection pages in particular can be found under this tab — the "Product grid" panel contains many of these settings.
For more information about using the theme editor, read this blog post.