How to Customise your Shopify Store - Pages

How to Customise your Shopify Store - Pages

Customising the pages on your Shopify store, such as the About Us, Contact Us, FAQ, and other informational pages, is essential for providing a comprehensive and engaging experience for your customers. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you through the process:

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 Pages Section

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

Step 3: Create or Edit a Page

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

Step 4: Customise Page 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.

Example of Page Types and Customisation Ideas:

  1. About Us:

    • Add a company history, mission statement, and team member bios.
    • Include high-quality images of your team, office, or products.
    • Use headings to organise the content and make it easy to read.
  2. Contact Us:

    • Provide a contact form for customers to reach you directly.
    • Include your business address, phone number, and email.
    • Add a map showing your physical location if applicable.
    • List your business hours.
  3. FAQ:

    • Create a list of frequently asked questions and provide detailed answers.
    • Organise questions by category for easier navigation.
    • Use accordions or collapsible sections to keep the page clean and easy to navigate.

Step 5: Customise Page Settings

  1. Visibility: Choose whether the page is visible to all visitors or hidden.
  2. SEO: Customise the page title, meta description, and URL handle to improve search engine optimisation (SEO).
    • Make sure the title and meta description accurately describe the page content and include relevant keywords.
  3. Template: Select a page template from the dropdown menu if you have custom templates created for different page layouts.

Step 6: Customise Theme Styles for Pages

  1. Go to the Themes section in the admin dashboard.
  2. Click on Customise to open the theme editor.
  3. Use the theme editor to adjust global settings that affect all pages:
    • Colours: Set colours for text, backgrounds, buttons, and other elements.
    • 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 pages.
  4. Apply these settings under Theme settings in the theme editor to ensure a consistent look across your store.

Step 7: Add Custom Content or Sections (Optional)

For advanced customisation, you can add custom sections or modify the page layout:

  1. In the theme editor, use the sidebar to add sections like image with text, testimonials, or featured products to any page.
  2. For more advanced customisation, click on Actions next to your theme in the Themes section and select Edit code.
  3. Modify the appropriate template files (e.g., page.liquid) to create custom content or styling. This step is recommended for users with coding knowledge or with the help of a developer.

Step 8: Save and Preview

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

Step 9: Publish Changes

Once you are satisfied with your customisations:

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

Tips for Enhancing Shopify Pages

  • Consistency: Ensure a consistent design across all pages 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 page for search engines to drive organic traffic.

By following these steps, you can effectively customise your Shopify store’s pages to provide valuable information, enhance user experience, and reflect your brand’s identity.