# Blog posts

This guide describes setting up the Blog posts section to display a selection of blog posts on a store page. Use blog posts to write about new products, collections, promotions or other news. Refer to Shopify help: Blogs (opens new window).

The following video shows a blog posts section on a store’s homepage. In the video, to provide visitors with separate links to each blog post article, the following settings are adjusted inside the section:

  • The checkbox option Show post link is set to on. This displays a Read more button below each blog post excerpt. Each Read more button provides a link to the corresponding blog post’s full article.

  • The checkbox option Show link to blog is set to off. This hides the Read more button that links to the whole blog.

For general guidance with modifying sections, refer to Sections overview.

# Set up a blog posts section

To set up a blog posts section:

  1. Go to Customize theme. At the top of the page, use the dropdown to select a template that contains a blog posts section. For example, select the Homepage template.

    Note

    The blog posts section can be added into any page, except Checkout and Giftcard pages. To add a blog posts section into the current page, select Add section > Blog posts. Refer to Shopify help: Add a section (opens new window).

  2. From the side menu, select Blog posts.

    A blog posts section selected in Theme editor.
  3. Select a setting described in the following table.

Section setting name Description
Heading In the Heading box, enter text to display as a title inside the section.
Blog Use the Select blog menu options to set up a blog to display inside the section.
  • To add a blog, choose Select blog, enter the name of a blog into the Search box and/ or select a blog from the list. Then, choose Select.
  • To create a new blog, select Create blog to open the New blog page in Shopify admin. Refer to Shopify help: Blogs (opens new window).
  • To replace a blog, choose Change > Change blog. Enter the name of a blog into the Search box and/ or select a blog from the list. Then, choose Select.
  • To remove a blog, select Change > Remove blog.
Posts Adjust the Posts slider to set the number of blog posts to display inside the section. The minimum number is 3 and the maximum is 12. Each post is contained within a dedicated tile/ panel inside the section.
Crop images Select the Crop images dropdown to set a shape for the images inside the section. The dropdown options are: No crop, Landscape, Square and Portrait.
Show author Select the Show author checkbox to show/ hide the name of a post’s author inside the section.
Show date Select the Show date checkbox to show/ hide the posting date for posts inside the section.
Show post excerpt Select the Show post excerpt checkbox to show/ hide a summary of a post inside the section.
Show post link Select the Show post link checkbox to show/ hide a Read more button below a blog post excerpt, inside the section. The button provides a link to the corresponding blog post’s full article.
Show link to blog Select the Show link to blog checkbox to show/ hide a Read more button inside the section. The button provides a link to the whole blog.
Text align Select the Text align dropdown to set a position for the text inside the section. The options are Left and Center.
Color > Color scheme Use the Color scheme dropdown to set the color scheme for the section to Primary, Secondary or Tertiary. Refer to Colors.
Theme settings Select Theme settings to access additional settings for the section. Refer to Section theme settings menu.
Remove section Select Remove section to delete the section from the current page template.