Testament Theme: Setting up Pages

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Page templates

Page templates are applied to the Pages within your store. To work with pages open: Admin > Online store > Pages
When working within a page on the right side of the screen you will see the Template header and a dropdown allowing you to choose from some available options.

The available pages in the Testament theme are:

  • page - Default, standard in all Shopify themes.
  • page.contact - Adds a contact form to the page.
  • page.custom-one - Offers increased options in the theme editor
  • page.custom-two - Offers increased options in the theme editor
  • page.custom-three - Offers increased options in the theme editor
  • page.custom-four - Offers increased options in the theme editor
  • page.custom-five - Offers increased options in the theme editor

Note:
Your pages will default to the standard: Page template.
Templates can be re-used for multiple pages however the options that are chosen for a template in the theme editor will be identical for all pages that are assigned to it. Custom pages should be used only once.
Page sections can be configured and chosen in the theme editor.

Page template settings

The standard page template will load content exactly as you enter it into the text editor within your Shopify admin.
From within the theme editor you will see that Pages do however have a width adjustment allowing you to control the width of the content.
This particularly useful for compacting long bodies of text into a more easily readable space.

To access this open any page in your Theme editor that is using the default page template. On the left you will see Page options in the Sections sidebar.
Open this and you

Contact page template settings

When choosing the page.contact template for any of your pages a contact form will be loaded into the page on the front end (customer view) of the site, this is visible in the theme editor but will not appear in the Shopify page admin.

The contact page also includes options for configuration in the theme editor.

  • Page content width
    Set the width of the page content on large devices ( reverts to 100% on mobile )
  • Contact form position
    Allows the form to be positioned to the left or right of content that has been included on this page from your page admin.
    The form can also be positioned below any page content that you have included.

Custom page template settings

Custom pages include more options that can be configured to create an advanced layout.
Available custom page options include:

Choosing a custom page template

From your Shopify admin go to   Pages select the page you want to use. On the right-hand side for from the page template menu choose page.custom-one, two, three, four, or five.

Add any text content that you would like on this page and  save

Once the page is saved head over the to theme editor and navigate to your page to begin adding content.
On the left sidebar while viewing this page in the left sidebar sections tab click on Custom Page One, Two, Three, Four or Five ( depending on your page ).

Each block on the page can be configured and moved into a preferred order. You can add up to 40 blocks, in any combination.

Page Title Section

In our Custom Pages, you will have the options to remove, show, and move your Page Title anywhere on the page in-between your header and footer sections. You will also be able to have your title centered or aligned to the left of your page and add padding (space) above and below your product title to fit your preferred look.

Page Content Section:

The Page Content block will show the content that has been entered in the Rich Text Editor on the Page in the Shopify admin. In the theme settings for this block you can choose the text alignment and content width.

Contact Form:

The Contact Form block will add a contact form that sends emails to your Shopify Admin email. You have the option to add a heading above the form and adjust the form width. You can also choose what form fields show, as well as add up to two custom fields depending on your needs. In our example here we added a custom field for Order # and Return or Exchange?. You can use more than one contact form on the page if needed for different purposes.

Accordion

The Accordion can be used for page frequently asked questions, or a cleaner way to organize further details like Returns, Shipping, Materials, etc. You can add up to 10 drop downs to the accordion if you don't want to show all ten just remove the Item Heading and it will not show.

Rich Text Section:

The Rich Text section allows you to use text content on the homepage. You can use the rich text box to type your message or in content from a Shopify page.

Slideshow:

The Slideshow custom page block is only used for positioning. Drag this to a chosen position relative to the other content where you would like this to appear on the page. Once added you will see no initial change at first as this is the first part of the process to creating a slideshow, 

Think of this section as a marker of where you would want this to appear on the page.

Slideshow Images:

The Slideshow Image will allow you to choose which images you would like to associate with the Slideshow block and provide you with settings for each individual slide for every image added. These images will appear in the order that you have them on the page where the Slideshow has been added. Placing other content inbetween slideshow images will not have any effect.

Image With Overlay Text:

The Image with Text Overlay block is very similar to the section on the homepage. It works great as a header on products and also really great as a call-to-action at the very end of Advanced Layout Product Pages. You add a full-width background image then you can add a heading and subheading.

Image Gallery:

Add an Image gallery to any page with optional text that can overlay the image or be placed directly beneath.

The Featured Collection block will allow you to choose a collection and it will show the first 2-30 products in the selected collection. The product layout can be either in a grid or carousel.

Collection list

The Collection List block allows you to choose specific collections from your store which will be shown on the page.
Text options allow you to place the titles for each collection above or below along with control over the number of collections shown per row.

The Featured Video block allows you to feature a YouTube or Vimeo video, you have the option to show it as full-width and add a heading.

Newsletter subscribe

The Newsletter block allows you to include a subscription form for a newsletter, it also shows your social media icons.