Documentation

Please be aware that we have a faq page and a theme style page.

Recommendations:

  1. Find the best collection's layout (two, three, four or six columns) that fits well with your store style and products.

  2. Use a second column menu at the footer of your store for a more complete page layout. Instructions here.

  3. Find a good landscape background image for your store's home page hero. Making a first good impresion to your customers is key. If you don't have access to any good pictures, you can find some good ones making a Google search for "free stock photos".

  4. If possible, upload all your product featured images with same dimensions (the image width and height). That way the collection's page layout will look much nicer (example).

  5. At the header side navigation menu don't show too many options. Keep it simple. You can use subsections to achieve that goal. Instructions here.

  6. Add break lines to your home page tagline so it shows nicely. Instructions here.

  7. At the home page pitch (the "Why are we different?" section at the home page) try to have a pitch title that (when displayed on a large screen) fits into one line. And also, very important, have all the reason descriptions with similar text lengths (so all show with the same number of lines).

General Questions:

Home Page Questions:

Header Questions:

Footer Questions:

Product Page Questions:

Collections Questions:

Pages Questions:

How do I change the fonts of the theme?

For changing the font family go to the Theme Editor > General settings > Typography > Heading font or Body text font.

How do I change the colors of the theme?

Yes. You can change the colors easily at: California Theme Editor > General settings > Colors.

How do I change the language of the theme?

You can change the language of the text of the theme at: California Theme Editor > Theme options > Edit Languages > Change active language.

How do I change the logo?

You will need to change the Header hero slideshow logo and the Header logo.

How do I edit the home page text?

You can edit the home page text at: California Theme Editor > Sections > Header Hero Slideshow > Content.

There is also some theme text inside California Theme Editor > Theme options > Edit Languages.

How do I change the home page logo?

You can change the home page logo at: California Theme Editor > Sections > Header Hero Slideshow.

How do I change the home page hero background?

You can change the home page logo at: California Theme Editor > Sections > Header Hero Slideshow > Content.

How do I add a line break to the home page tagline?

You can edit the text in California Theme Editor > Sections > Header Hero Slideshow > Content > Image slide > Tagline

Then just use the html tag: <br> where you want to have the line break at your home page tagline.

For example, at this store, we are using: "The best thing <br>since plastic flowers".

How do I hide the pitch section (the one with the big numbers) at the home page?

You can hide the home page pitch at: California Theme Editor > Sections > Text columns > Delete section.

How do I show my latest blog posts at the home page?

You can show the latest blog posts at: California Theme Editor > Sections > Add section > Blog posts.

How do I change the header logo?

First you need to go to the theme editor and navigate to a page that includes the header. Then: California Theme Editor > Sections > Header > Logo.

How do I add subsections on the side navigation menu?

First let me be clear on what we are trying to achieve here: if you go to this store: http://california-theme-fashion.myshopify.com/, and then click on the option of "Stores". It will open a menu subsection with a list of stores.

So, how can you build this subsections? Follow the instructions here: http://docs.shopify.com/manual/your-website/navigation/create-drop-down-menu.

How do I add a second column menu?

First on your store's admin page, go to the Navigation section. Then click on "Add menu" and create a new menu with the information you want to include.

Once you have your menu, go to California Theme Editor > Sections > Footer > Footer menu > Second column menu.

How do I add a newsletter form?

You can easily add to the footer of the page a newsletter form (so users can introduce their email and sign up for your newsletter). Go to California Theme Editor > Sections > Footer > Newsletter > Show

How do I show the product available stock?

You can show to your customers each products available stock with: California Theme Editor > Navigate to the product page > Sections > Product page > Inventory > Show available stock units.

How do I hide (or show) the product social media share buttons?

You can show/hide the product share buttons at: California Theme Editor > General settings > Social media > Enable product sharing.

How do I change how many products appear on each row?

You can change the amount of products showing on each collection row at: California Theme Editor > Navigate to a Collection page > Sections > Collection page > Product columns. You can choose between: 1, 2, 3, 4 or 6 products per row.

How do I change the order of the collections?

Unfortunately Shopify doesn't provide an easy way for this. But you don't need to worry, we have a work around for it!

Access your store's admin page and on the left nav go to the "Navigation" section. Click on the "Add menu" button and create a new menu with title "Featured Collections" (it's important you use exactly this same title).

Then on the "Links" section start adding all your collections in the desired order. It's important all the links on this list have the "Links to..." option with "Collection".

How do I expanded the page content so it fills the entire width of the page?

When editing the content of the page, you need to pick the template option (located at the end of the page) of: page.expanded.