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Slideshow

This guide describes setting a Slideshow section.

Use the section to display a series of images, with corresponding text, on a store page.

In the previous video, a Slideshow section is displayed on a store's homepage. On the left, the section's Content position dropdown is set to Bottom right. This setting specifies a position for body text, on every slide, inside the section.

For general guidance with modifying sections, refer to Sections overview, and Shopify help: Sections and blocks

Set up a slideshow section

To set up a Slideshow section:

  1. Go to Customize theme. At the top of the page, use the dropdown to select a template that contains a Slideshow section.

    Note

    The section can be added into any page, except Checkout and Giftcard pages. To add the section into the current page, select Add section > Slideshow. Refer to Shopify help: Add a section

  2. From the side menu, select Slideshow.

    The Slideshow section selected in Theme editor.

  3. Select a setting described in the following table.

Setting nameDescription
Image cropSelect the Image crop radio buttons to select a cropping style for images inside the section. The options are Adapt to first slide or No crop.
Text overlay defaults > Content positionUse the Content position dropdown to set a position for the text inside the slides. The options are Top left, Top center, Top right, Middle left, Middle center, Middle right, Bottom left, Bottom center, and Bottom right. By default, this setting applies to all slides. Use the slide's (block) settings to change this setting for a specific slide.
Text overlay defaults > Text alignmentSelect the Text alignment dropdown to align (body) text inside the slides to the Left, Center, or Right. By default, this setting applies to all slides. Use the slide's (block) settings to change this setting for a specific slide.
Colors > Text colorUse the Text color dropdown to select a color for text inside the section. Set text to White. Alternatively, set the color to the color scheme's Primary, Secondary, or Tertiary text color.
Color > Color schemeUse the Color scheme dropdown to set the section's color scheme to Primary, Secondary, or Tertiary. Refer to Colors.
Color > Disable transitionSelect the checkbox Disable transition to turn on/ off overriding the color transitions set in the section's theme settings. Setup defaults for this setting in Theme Settings > Colors > Transitions.
Spacing > Remove top paddingSelect the checkbox Remove top padding to add/remove the spacing (padding) that's displayed above the section. Refer to W3 Schools: CSS Padding
Spacing > Remove bottom paddingSelect the checkbox Remove bottom padding to add/remove the spacing (padding) that's displayed below the section. Refer to W3 Schools: CSS Padding
Remove sectionSelect Remove section to delete the section from the current page.

Configure a block within a slideshow section

A default Slideshow section contains 3 slides (blocks). To configure a block inside the section:

  1. Go to Customize theme. At the top of the page, use the dropdown to select a template that contains a Slideshow section.

  2. From the side menu, expand the Slideshow section menu.

  3. To configure an existing block, select the block from the side menu.

    To add a new block, select Add slide, and then select the block you added.

    The Slideshow's Add block menu in Theme editor.

    Note

    Inside the section, you can add, remove, show/ hide, or move blocks. Refer to Configure blocks inside a section, and Shopify help: Sections and blocks

  4. Apply a block setting described in the following table.

Setting nameDescription
ImageUse the following Image selector options to set up an image inside the block.
  • To add an image, choose Select image, and then upload an image or select an image file from your store's file library.
  • To add a focal point to an image, select Edit in the image selector's thumbnail preview area, and then select Add focal point. Refer to Shopify help: Add a focal point to an image, and Edit an image inside a section or block.
  • To add "alt text" to an image, select Edit, and then enter a brief description of the image into the Image alt text box. The description improves search engine optimization (SEO), and provides greater accessibility for customers who use screen-reading tools. The text is saved immediately. Refer to Shopify help: Adding alt text to media
  • To download an image, select Edit > Download.
  • To replace an image, choose Change > Change image, and then select or upload a new image.
  • To remove an image, select Change > Remove image.
  • To display an image from a dynamic source, select the Change > Connect dynamic source, and then choose a metafield to add. Refer to Shopify help: Metafields
Image > Connect dynamic sourceTo display an image from a dynamic source, select the Connect dynamic source icon beside the Image selector, and then choose a metafield to add. Refer to Shopify help: Metafields
HeadingIn the Heading box, enter text to display as a heading (title) inside the block.
TextIn the Text box, enter (body) text to display inside the block. Format the text, and/ or add links, by using the Text editor pane.
Text > Insert dynamic sourceTo display (body) text from a dynamic source, select the icon Insert dynamic source beside the Text box, and then choose a metafield to add. Refer to Shopify help: Metafields
Call to action > LinkIn the Link box, enter a URL or select a link to a store page. The link opens when a store visitor selects the link's button. To remove a link, select the X icon inside the text box.
Call to action > Link > Connect dynamic sourceTo display a link from a dynamic source, select the Connect dynamic source icon beside the Link box, and then choose a metafield to add. Refer to Shopify help: Metafields
Call to action > Button textIn the Button text box, enter text to display as label for the button. To use this setting, add a link into the Link box.
Text overlay > Content positionUse the Content position dropdown to set a position for the text inside the block. The options are: Follow section, Top left, Top center, Top right, Middle left, Middle center, Middle right, Bottom left, Bottom center, and Bottom right.
Text overlay > Text alignmentSelect the Text alignment dropdown to align text inside the block to the Left, Center, or Right. Alternatively, select Follow section, to apply the section's text alignment setting to the block's text.
Text overlay > Text colorUse the Text color dropdown to select a color for text inside the block. Set text to White or select Follow section, to apply the section's text color setting to the block's text. Alternatively, set the color to the color scheme's Primary, Secondary, or Tertiary text color.
Remove blockSelect Remove block to delete the block from the current section.