How to Customise your Shopify Store - Layout

How to Customise your Shopify Store - Layout

Customising the layout of your Shopify store is crucial for creating a user-friendly and visually appealing shopping experience. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

How to Customise Your Shopify Store's Layout

Step 1: Access Your Shopify Admin

  1. Log in to your Shopify account.
  2. Once logged in, you’ll be directed to your Shopify admin dashboard.

Step 2: Navigate to the Theme Customiser

  1. From the Shopify admin dashboard, go to "Online Store" and click on "Themes."
  2. Locate your current theme and click the "Customise" button to open the theme customiser.

Step 3: Explore Layout Settings

  1. In the theme customiser, you will see various sections that allow you to customise different parts of your store’s layout. Common sections include:

    • Header
    • Footer
    • Home Page
    • Product Pages
    • Collection Pages
    • Blog Pages
  2. Click on each section to explore the available layout settings.

Step 4: Customise the Header Layout

  1. Logo Position: Choose where to position your logo (left, centre, or right).
  2. Navigation Menu: Adjust the placement and style of your navigation menu. You might have options for horizontal or vertical menus.
  3. Announcement Bar: Decide whether to enable an announcement bar at the top of your site for important messages.

Step 5: Customise the Footer Layout

  1. Footer Content: Add or remove content blocks such as contact information, social media links, and quick links.
  2. Footer Columns: Adjust the number of columns in your footer and their content.

Step 6: Customise the Home Page Layout

  1. Sections: Add, remove, or rearrange sections on your home page. Common sections include:
    • Slideshow or hero image
    • Featured products or collections
    • Text and image blocks
    • Newsletter signup
  2. Content Blocks: Within each section, you can customise content blocks. For example, in a featured products section, you can select which products to display.

Step 7: Customise Product and Collection Pages

  1. Product Pages:
    • Images: Choose the layout for product images (e.g., thumbnail gallery, full-width image).
    • Description Placement: Decide where to place the product description (below images, beside images).
    • Additional Info: Add tabs or sections for additional product information like reviews, specifications, and related products.
  2. Collection Pages:
    • Product Grid: Adjust the number of products per row and the number of rows per page.
    • Filters and Sorting: Enable filters and sorting options to help customers navigate your collections.

Step 8: Customise Blog Pages

  1. Blog Layout: Choose the layout for your blog posts (e.g., grid or list view).
  2. Post Excerpts: Decide whether to show post excerpts and how much content to display.

Step 9: Add Custom Sections (Optional)

  1. Some themes allow you to add custom sections using the theme customiser.
  2. Look for an "Add section" button within the customiser to explore available custom sections.
  3. Add and configure these sections as needed to enhance your store’s layout.

Step 10: Use Custom CSS for Advanced Layout Changes (Optional)

  1. If you need more advanced customisation, you can use custom CSS.
  2. In the theme editor (accessible through "Online Store" > "Themes" > "Actions" > "Edit code"), open the theme’s CSS file (often named theme.scss.liquid or similar).
  3. Add your custom CSS at the bottom of the file. For example:
    .custom-section { padding: 20px; background-color: #f8f8f8; }
  4. Save your changes.

Step 11: Preview and Save

  1. After making your customisations, click the "Save" button in the theme customiser to apply the changes to your store.
  2. Preview your store to ensure the layout looks as expected across different devices (desktop, tablet, and mobile).
  3. Test the functionality to make sure the navigation and content flow smoothly.


Customising the layout of your Shopify store allows you to create a unique and user-friendly shopping experience that aligns with your brand identity. By following these steps, you can ensure that your store’s layout is both functional and visually appealing, enhancing the overall user experience and helping to drive sales.