Pages: Add sections to pages and products in your store

Vintage themes

This article is for users of Vintage Venue, between versions 4.1.0 and 4.8.6. For users of Venue OS 2.0, find the new and improved method here: Pages - Create additional page templates. Unsure of what version you have? Check out Shopify's guide on finding your current theme version here.

Please note - You won't be able to see the built-in page templates on your store unless you purchase the theme and publish it. Page theme templates are not accessible on demo versions of themes. 

A. Add content to pages using sections

The Venue theme has the ability to add 'sections' to pages so you can create a page like this.

1. Assign a page template

Assigning a template to a page 'activates' the page sections.  If you don't assign a template you won't be able to access the sections in the theme editor.

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Log in to your Shopify store admin
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Click on Online Store then Pages in the side menu to get to the pages area of your admin.
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Click the on the page you wish to add sections to i.e 'About' or 'Our Story'.
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On the right hand side of the page editor there is an area called Templates with a dropdown selector.

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Venue comes with 3 x blank templates for you to use ( page.sections-1, page.sections-2, page.sections-3). This means your 'About' page could have different custom content to your 'Our Story' page. Simply assign a unique template to a page using the dropdown. If you want all of your pages to display the same content, assign the same template to all of them.

If you want to create additional  unique blank templates please see the article linked at the bottom of this page.
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Save your page and head to the theme editor to add some content.

2. Add some content to your page using sections

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Log in to your Shopify store admin
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Click on Online Store then Themes in the side menu to get to the themes area of your admin.
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Click the Customize button next to your active theme to go to the theme editor.
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Once the theme editor is open, select the Pages option from the dropdown at the top of the screen, and choose the page you wish to edit. You can choose the 'Default' page option if you would like your changes to effect ALL of your pages, or you can choose one of the blank templates mentioned in step 5 above ( sections-1, sections-2, sections-3) if you would like to add sections to a specific page or group of pages you assigned one of those templates to.

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Once you have chosen a page option, you should now see the Page sections option in the sidebar of the editor. Click that to access the editing options.
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You can now select how wide you wish your new content to be from the drop down - narrow, wide or full-width.
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To add some blocks of content, click the arrow to the left hand side of where it says Page sections, and select the Add block option. You can then select the content type you wish to add from the selection. You can drag and drop content blocks to suit.
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Remember to Save and then check your work on your live store.

B. Add content to products using sections

As Venue only has one product template we have automatically assigned this template to your product pages. You don't have to assign a template be able to access the sections in the theme editor. Using the methods below you can create a content rich product page like this.

Add some content to your product using sections

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Log in to your Shopify store admin
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Click on Online Store then Themes in the side menu to get to the themes area of your admin.
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Click the Customize button next to your active theme to go to the theme editor.
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Once the theme editor is open, navigate to Product pages > Default product by using the dropdown at the top of the page or click into any product on your store's navigation inside the editor.
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You should now see the Page sections section in the sidebar of the editor. Click the small arrow to the left of Page sections to access the editing options. We have also added the home page section called Testimonials here to add more social proof to your product page. Adding any content or testimonials here will add the same content to all of your product pages. This is a global action. You can make additional unique Testimonial templates - it's a similar method to the article linked at the bottom of this page regarding creating new product templates.
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You can click on the Page sections text to select how wide you wish your new content to be from the drop down - narrow, wide or full-width.
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To add some blocks of content click Add block and choose the content type you wish to add from the selection. You can drag and drop content blocks to suit.
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Remember to Save and then check your work on your live store.

Insight

If you find you are having layout problems and text is wrapping around images in an unsatisfactory manner then make use of the Spacer block. Adding a spacer after an image, group of images or text can often improve your layout substantially. 

Create additional page templates 

As stated above the Venue theme ships with 3 x blank page templates for you to assign to your various pages. It also comes with 1 x product page template.

If you wish to have unique templates/content on various pages or products you will need to create more blank templates with unique names in your theme files. If you wish to try and do this task yourself please see the articles linked below.

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