How to Customise your Shopify Store - Blog Page

How to Customise your Shopify Store - Blog Page

Customising the blog page on your Shopify store can enhance the user experience and help you engage more effectively with your audience. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you customise your Shopify blog page:

Step 1: Log into Your Shopify Admin

  1. Go to Shopify Login.
  2. Enter your store’s credentials to access the admin dashboard.

Step 2: Navigate to the Blog Posts Section

  1. In the admin dashboard, look for the Online Store section on the left-hand sidebar.
  2. Click on Blog Posts. This will take you to the blog management section where you can create and edit blog posts.

Step 3: Create or Edit a Blog Post

  1. To create a new blog post, click Add blog post.
  2. To edit an existing blog post, click on the title of the post you want to customise.

Step 4: Customise Blog Content

  1. Use the rich text editor to add and format text, images, videos, and other content. You can:
    • Add headings and subheadings.
    • Insert images and videos.
    • Create lists (bullet points or numbered).
    • Add links to other pages or external sites.
  2. Use the HTML button (<> icon) to add custom HTML code if needed for advanced formatting or embedding custom elements.

Step 5: Customise Blog Post Settings

  1. Visibility: Choose whether the post is visible to all visitors or hidden.
  2. SEO: Customise the page title, meta description, and URL handle to improve search engine optimisation (SEO).
    • Ensure the title and meta description accurately describe the blog content and include relevant keywords.
  3. Featured Image: Add a featured image for your blog post to make it more visually appealing on the blog list page.
  4. Excerpt: Write a short excerpt to provide a summary of the blog post. This can be displayed on the blog list page.

Step 6: Customise the Blog Page Layout

To customise the overall layout of your blog page where all blog posts are listed:

  1. Go to the Themes section in the admin dashboard.
  2. Click on Customise to open the theme editor.
  3. Use the dropdown menu at the top of the sidebar to navigate to Blog pages.

1. Blog List Layout:

  1. Click on the Blog list section to edit it.
  2. Adjust the number of blog posts displayed per row and the number of rows per page.
  3. Customise the display settings for blog post images, titles, excerpts, and read more buttons.

2. Blog Sidebar:

  1. Add a sidebar to your blog page if your theme supports it. This can include categories, recent posts, tags, or other widgets.
  2. Customise the content and appearance of the sidebar to provide additional navigation options for your readers.

3. Blog Post Layout:

  1. Customise the layout of individual blog posts by clicking on a post in the theme editor.
  2. Adjust settings for the featured image, author information, published date, social sharing buttons, and related posts.

Step 7: Customise Theme Styles for Blog Pages

  1. In the theme editor, go to Theme settings.
  2. Adjust the following settings as needed:
    • Colours: Set colours for text, backgrounds, buttons, and other elements on the blog pages.
    • Typography: Choose fonts and sizes for headings, body text, and other text elements.
    • Buttons: Customise the style, shape, and colour of buttons used on the blog pages.

Step 8: Add Custom Content (Optional)

For advanced customisation, you can add custom HTML, CSS, or JavaScript:

  1. In the Themes page, click on Actions next to your theme.
  2. Select Edit code.
  3. Add or modify code in the appropriate files (usually the blog.liquid or article.liquid files in the Templates folder) to create custom content or styling for the blog pages. This step is recommended for users with coding knowledge or with the help of a developer.

Step 9: Save and Preview

  1. Save your changes frequently to avoid losing any edits.
  2. Use the Preview option to see how your blog pages look on both desktop and mobile devices.
  3. Make sure to test all functionalities, such as links and social sharing buttons, to ensure everything works correctly.

Step 10: Publish Changes

Once you are satisfied with your customisations:

  1. Click on Save to apply the changes.
  2. Your Shopify blog page will now reflect the customisations you made.

Tips for Enhancing Blog Pages

  • Consistency: Ensure a consistent design across all blog posts for a cohesive look.
  • Engagement: Use engaging and high-quality images, videos, and interactive elements.
  • Clarity: Keep the content clear, concise, and organised to improve readability.
  • SEO: Optimise each post for search engines to drive organic traffic.

By following these steps, you can effectively customise your Shopify store’s blog page to provide valuable content, engage with your audience, and enhance the overall user experience.