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We update Cascade regularly. These updates provide new features, support new Shopify requirements, improve theme functionality, and provide bug fixes. The following is a list of the changes implemented by our updates to Cascade.


April 25, 2024

Cascade 4 features a new preset, improved cascade layout, new sections, refreshed product templates, and updates to key areas of the theme, as well as bug fixes and performance improvements.


  • New preset! Check out our "Futuristic" demo store
  • More flexibility and options to create stunning assymetrical cascade layouts
  • New sections: “Inset image with text overlay,” “Hero logo,” “Feature text,” “Image with cascading content” and “Video with cascading content”
  • Cascading content sections can now feature a call to action button in their heading overlay
  • New type scale settings for more control over font size in some sections
  • Cascade now uses Shopify’s new color schemes feature; for merchants looking to upgrade from version 3.x, see our guide.
  • New default product template

Fixes and improvements

  • Updates to “Cascade” and “Split” product templates
  • Optimize image loading code to improve perceived load speed
  • Updated “Scrolling text” sections for more consistent scrolling speed
  • Simplified code for the store pickup availability feature
  • Fix error when trying to recover account password
  • Fix cart count text not appearing when header is overlaid and cart type is set to page
  • Videos in theme sections now feature new playback options and improved performance
  • Zoom hover effect for media links
  • Product tiles in cascading content sections now have a “show image only” option
  • Clean up some theme settings


  • Cascade no longer supports YouTube or Vimeo embeds in sections (YouTube and Vimeo product media are still supported)


January 8, 2024

Fixes and improvements

  • Sidebar navigation: Fix visual transition bug when expanding collapsed sections
  • Default and grid blog templates: Fix visual bug with tag dropdowns
  • Grid blog template: Fix wrong closing HTML tag
  • Footer: Fix language and country/region selector sometimes being partially covered by other elements
  • Product: Fix issue with “Single product media” block output duplicated on mobile
  • Fix “parallax” visual effect on scroll
  • “Split” and “Classic” product templates: Fix “Enable thumbnails on desktop” setting
  • Update documentation links to point to
  • Add text color section setting to gallery section
  • Show popup immediately after submission
  • Prevent scrolling to bottom when editing the popup section in the theme editor
  • Add a notice about effects of hiding the sidebar section
  • Update social icons
  • Fix issues in product forms when dynamic checkout buttons are disabled


October 23, 2023

Fixes and improvements

  • Fixed newsletter signup


August 17, 2023

Fixes and improvements

  • Gift cards can now be sent by email at a future date
  • Product sections, Cart drawer, Cart page: Show error message when adding more quantity to cart than is available
  • Performance optimizations for fade-in transitions for certain browsers
  • Fix “Enable accelerated checkout buttons” setting not affecting cart
  • Cart drawer: Prevent overflow shadow from covering the bottom of the last line item
  • Keyboard navigation: Improve focus highlight for predictive search queries
  • Keyboard navigation: “Classic” Product template: Improve keyboard navigation for thumbnails
  • Keyboard navigation: “Classic” Product template: Focus on slide after selecting thumbnail
  • Cart drawer, Cart page: Fix cart note losing focus after update
  • Rich text: Fix “Text font” and “Text size” settings not having any effect


April 21, 2023


  • Support for Section groups
  • Support for Predictive search query suggestions
  • Support sending Gift cards by email
  • Support for headings and ordered lists inside rich text setting

Fixes and improvements

  • Improve keyboard navigation in Predictive search results
  • Fix rich text product block in Featured product section
  • Fix rich text setting in Collection list section on Collections list template


March 30, 2023

Fixes and improvements

  • Restore customer templates


March 7, 2023

Fixes and improvements

  • Carousel display error in featured collection sections


March 3, 2023

Fixes and improvements

  • Fix Background image setting not working on Password page
  • The “10+” option in quantity dropdowns now turns into a fully functional stepper control
  • Add support for boolean filters
  • Fix an error that can occur when product title contains single quote character
  • Fix Popup product block showing duplicate page content


February 9, 2023

Fixes and improvements

  • Fixed an issue where the “10+” option in quantity dropdowns did not work on some browsers


January 10, 2023

Fixes and improvements

  • Fixed an issue where product tiles required tapping the link twice on iOS if the “Show second image on hover” setting was enabled


November 22, 2022

Fixes and improvements

  • Fixed an issue where the cart may show incorrect quantities when a discount is applied
  • Changed heading tag on cart drawer to improve SEO


November 10, 2022


  • Remove rounded corners on logo list and video with text overlay sections
  • Added more bulletproof CSS classes for hidden elements to prevent conflicts with Apps


October 31, 2022


  • Added complementary product block. Use the Shopify Search & Discovery app to add product recommendations.


  • Updated Cascade product template for better compatibility with App blocks
  • More options for selecting text color of buttons


October 11, 2022


  • Add CSS fix for layout on older browsers
  • Disabled cascade animations for users with reduced motion preference
  • General CSS fixes


September 26, 2022


  • Fixed issue where checkout button was not working.


September 21, 2022

We've released an all new version of Cascade, rebuilt from the ground up.


  • New sections including video or image with text overlay, image split and scrolling text - Cascade now has 22 sections.
  • More out of the box cascading content templates including product and collection lists.
  • A new cascading product template and an image split product template.


  • Design refresh, including an updated header + navigation design and parallax animations.
  • New cascading content section with more flexibility to create unique asymmetrical layouts.


  • Cascading content is no longer dependent on Javascript, leading to better performance.
  • Split description has been removed and replaced with a new cascading product template.


August 8, 2022


  • Faceted filtering support for search template