We are pleased to introduce you to ShowTime 7.0! This exciting new theme version has been completely redesigned and re-coded from the ground up. It has many great benefits over prior versions. Some of these benefits include:
- Online Store 2.0 support - you can now add sections on every page of your site, utilize new collection filtering, and much more!
- Vastly improved performance - the entire codebase has been rewritten from scratch with performance and SEO in mind
- Enhanced visual design that features a familiar look for past users, along with modern touches utilizing the latest in web technology
Be sure to check out our updated demos to see what's new.
What's changed from version 6.x?
Pretty much everything has changed. ShowTime has been around for about seven years now, and as part of the OS 2.0 update, we decided to give it a facelift. We've added quite a few new features, including some that you won't find in any other theme. Here's a brief rundown.
New or Updated Features
- Support for "sections everywhere" features of Online Store 2.0
- Completely new codebase offers dramatically improved performance
- Fresh design
- Added support for storefront filtering, which allows you to natively filter products by availability, price, variant options, product type, and more. You can also create your own custom filters using metafields
- Exclusive: The most robust menu and navigation system available in any theme. Custom menu types for the header allow you to create multi-column mega menus with images, drawer menus for product categories, feature products or collections with images, and much more. Learn more
- Exclusive: Upsell feature for products allows you to specify related products to upsell to your customers from the product pages. Learn more
- Exclusive: Popup gallery feature allows you to showcase products "in the wild" in an attractive, Instagram-style image grid
- New, extremely customizable product pages allow you to turn features on and off at will, add custom accordions, short descriptions, trust icons, and more
- Added option for customers to enter email address to be notified when out-of-stock products come back in stock
- Added live search function, which shows relevant and useful search results as you type search terms
- Added support for Shopify Markets features
- Many image-based sections allow you to add separate images for desktop and mobile
- Added more robust video options, with the ability to add videos from YouTube, Vimeo, or upload your own MP4
- Enhanced product gallery offers more options to showcase images, video, and augmented reality models
- Many sections feature more design and layout options
- Added stylish animation for imagery and sections as they load
We've created some articles and video tutorials for some of the advanced features of ShowTime 7.x. While these won't cover all aspects of the theme, they should help you navigate the more complex functions. For the rest, we've supplied some resources from the Shopify help center below that should get you started with customizing themes as well as Shopify in general. Some of these articles are under construction, but should be ready over the next few days.
- Using the "Buy With" upsell features
- Creating custom page and product templates
- Creating advanced custom templates using metafields
- Navigation and menu options (coming soon)
- Structuring and customizing the product page
- Setting up storefront filtering
Shopify has released a lot of new features recently, so it can be hard to keep up with the latest. We've compiled a few articles from their help center that will help you make the most of the ShowTime theme's new features.
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