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Collage

This guide describes setting up the Collage section.

Use the section to display a collage of media on a store page, like images and products.

An example Collage section on a store's Homepage page.

​The previous image shows a Collage section on a store's Homepage. In the center left, part of the Theme editor section menu is displayed. The menu's Display option is set to Below. In the lower right, this dropdown option positions the text label Te Mata Peak, for the corresponding media item (tile), at the bottom of the section.

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

Set up a Collage section

To set up a Collage section:

  1. Go to Customize theme.

    At the top of the page, use the dropdown to select a template that contains a Collage 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 > Collage. Refer to Shopify help: Add a section.

  2. From the side menu, select Collage.

    The Collage section selected in Theme editor.

  3. Select a setting described in the following table.

Setting nameDescription
HeadingIn the Heading box, enter text to display as title text (heading) inside the section.
Heading > Insert dynamic sourceTo display heading text from a dynamic source, select the Insert dynamic source icon beside the Heading box, and then choose a metafield to add. Refer to Shopify help: Metafields.
Layout > Grid typeUse the Grid type dropdown to select a grid layout for the section. The options are Standard, Masonry, Justified, Modular, and Irregular. Refer to Customize Grid layouts.
Layout > Mobile columnsUse the Mobile columns dropdown to set the section's grid to display 1 or 2 columns. This setting applies to mobile display devices. Refer to Customize Grid layouts.
Layout > Number of columns on desktopAdjust the slider Number of columns on desktop to set the number of columns for section's grid to display. The slider ranges from 1 to 6. This setting applies to desktop display devices, and does not apply if the Grid type option is set to Modular or Irregular.

Refer to Customize Grid layouts.

Standard > Alignment of itemsUse the Alignment of items dropdown to align items inside the section's Standard grid layout to the Top, Baseline, Center, or Bottom. Refer to Customize Grid layouts. To use this option, set the Grid type dropdown to Standard.
Modular > Layout variationAdjust the Layout variation slider to set a variation style for the section's Modular grid layout. The slider ranges from 1 to 12. Refer to Customize Grid layouts. To use this option, set the Grid type dropdown to Modular.
Modular > Grid base aspect ratioAdjust the slider Grid base aspect ratio to set a width-to-height ratio for the tiles or "modules" inside the section's Modular grid layout. To use this option, set the Grid type dropdown to Modular.

The slider ranges from 0.5:1 (wide) to 1.8:1 (tall). Setting a lower aspect ratio creates landscape-style tiles, and a higher aspect ratio creates portrait-style tiles. For square shaped modules, use the 1:1 default aspect ratio setting.

Irregular > Layout variationAdjust the Layout variation slider to set a variation style for the section's Irregular grid layout. The slider ranges from 1 to 15. Refer to Customize Grid layouts. To use this option, set the Grid type dropdown to Irregular.
Irregular > Alignment of itemsUse the Alignment of items dropdown to set a position for items inside the section's Irregular grid layout. Refer to Customize Grid layouts. The options are:
  • Top left
  • Top center
  • Top right
  • Top justified
  • Center left
  • Center
  • Center right
  • Center justified
  • Bottom left
  • Bottom center
  • Bottom right
  • Bottom justified
To use this option, set the Grid type dropdown to Irregular.
Media > Aspect ratioUse the Aspect ratio dropdown to set a width-to-height ratio for media item tiles inside the section's grid layout.

To use this option, set the Grid type to Standard or Irregular. Refer to Customize Grid layouts.

Media > Maximize sizeSelect the Maximize size checkbox to turn on/off maximized images for media item tiles inside the section. With maximized images enabled, images fill the available space inside the section's media item tiles. Maximized images are not displayed if the Aspect ratio option is set to Natural.

To use this option, set the Grid type to Standard or Irregular. Refer to Customize Grid layouts.

Labels > Show titles and captionsSelect the Show titles and captions checkbox to turn on/off title and caption labels for tiles inside the section. With this option enabled, each tile displays a text label containing a media item's title (name) and caption.
Labels > Show product pricesSelect the Show product prices checkbox to turn on/off price labels for tiles inside the section. With this option enabled, each tile displays a text label containing a media item's price.
Labels > DisplayUse the Display dropdown to set how labels for tiles are displayed inside the section. The options are Below media, Text overlay on hover, and Follow mouse on hover. Refer to Overlay labels.
Labels > Theme settings (link)Follow the Theme settings link to access your store's Theme settings > Overlay labels menu in Theme editor. Use the menu to configure Exhibit's Overlay labels feature. Refer to Overlay labels.
Labels > Always show labels on mobileSelect the checkbox Always show labels on mobile to always show/hide labels inside the section on mobile display devices.
Color > Color schemeUse the Change dropdown to set the section's color scheme to Scheme 1 or Scheme 2. Select Edit to configure the current color scheme. Refer to Colors.
Color > Theme settings (link)Follow the Theme settings link to access the Theme settings > Colors menu in Theme editor. Use the Colors menu to set how colors are displayed throughout your store.
Spacing > AboveMove the Above slider to adjust the amount of empty or "white" space displayed above the section. The slider ranges from 0x (times) to 2x.
Spacing > BelowMove the Below slider to adjust the amount of empty or "white" space displayed below the section. The slider ranges from 0x (times) to 2x.
Spacing > Disable left and right marginsSelect the checkbox Disable left and right margins to show/hide the empty or "white" space displayed on the left and right sides of the section.
Spacing > Remove grid gapsSelect the Remove grid gaps checkbox to show/hide the empty or "white" space displayed around each item inside the section's grid layout.
Theme settingsSelect Theme settings to access additional settings for the section. Refer to Section theme settings menu.
Custom CSSSelect Custom CSS. In the box, enter custom CSS styles to apply only to the current section. Refer to Shopify help: Add custom CSS. To apply custom styles to your entire online store, refer to Theme settings > Custom CSS.
Remove sectionSelect Remove section to delete the section from the current page.

Configure a block within a Collage section

A default Collage contains 3 blocks. To configure a block inside the section:

  1. Go to Customize theme.

    In Theme editor, at the top of the page, use the dropdown to select a template that contains a Collage section.

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

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

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

    The Add block menu in Theme editor for the Collage section.

    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 Table: Collages blocks.

Table: Collage blocks

The following table describes the blocks inside the Collage section, and their corresponding settings.

The blocks indicated with an asterisk * are contained in a default Collage section. To configure a block, refer to Configure a block within a Collage section.

Block nameBlock descriptionBlock setting(s)
Image *Displays an image inside the section.
  • Use the Image selector options to set up an image inside the block. Refer to Add, replace or remove an image or video inside a section or block.
  • To 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.
  • In the Caption box, enter text to display as a caption inside the block.
  • To display a caption from a dynamic source, select the Connect dynamic source icon beside the Caption box, and then choose a metafield to add. Refer to Shopify help: Metafields.
  • In the Link box, enter a URL or select a link to a store page. The link is displayed inside the block. To remove a link, select the X icon inside the Link box.
  • To 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.
  • Select Remove block to delete the block from the section.
Video *Displays a video inside the section.
  • Use the Video selector options to set up an image inside the block. Refer to Add, replace or remove an image or video inside a section or block.
  • To display a video from a dynamic source, select the Connect dynamic source icon beside the Video selector, and then choose a metafield to add. Refer to Shopify help: Metafields.
  • Select the Mode radio buttons to set a mode for the block's video to Preview or Autoplay. Preview mode plays a few seconds of the video. Autoplay mode plays the entire video automatically. Autoplay does not not play the video's sound or show playback controls during automatic playback.
  • Select the Playback radio buttons to set a video playback mode for the block's video player to Inline or Modal. This setting does not apply if Mode is set to Autoplay.
  • In the Caption box, enter text to display as a caption inside the block.
  • To display a caption from a dynamic source, select the Connect dynamic source icon beside the Caption box, and then choose a metafield to add. Refer to Shopify help: Metafields.
  • In the Link box, enter a URL or select a link to a store page. The link is displayed inside the block. To remove a link, select the X icon inside the Link box.
  • To 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.
  • Select Remove block to delete the block from the section.
Product *Displays a store product inside the section.
  • Use the following Product selector options to set up a product inside the block.
    • To add a product, choose Select product, and then select a product from your store.
    • To replace a product, choose Change > Change product, and then select a new product.
    • To remove a product, select Change > Remove product.
  • To display a product from a dynamic source, select the Connect dynamic source icon beside the Product box, and then choose a metafield to add. Refer to Shopify help: Metafields.
  • Select Remove block to delete the block from the section.
CollectionDisplays a store collection inside the section.
  • Use the following Collection selector options to set up a collection inside the block.
    • To add a collection, choose Select collection, and then select a collection from your store.
    • To replace a collection, choose Change > Change collection, and then select a new collection.
    • To remove a collection, select Change > Remove collection.
  • To display a collection from a dynamic source, select the Connect dynamic source icon beside the Collection box, and then choose a metafield to add. Refer to Shopify help: Metafields.
  • Select Remove block to delete the block from the section.