# Announcement bar
This guide describes setting up your store’s Announcement bar section to provide messages for visitors at the top of your store’s pages. Use the section to display messages about sales, special discounts, and new products.
The following image shows an announcement bar section, displayed at the top of a store’s homepage. The announcement bar contains the text View new arrivals. Inside the section, the Link option is enabled. With the link option enabled, the New arrivals collection page opens when the visitor selects the announcement bar text.
For general guidance with modifying sections, refer to Sections overview.
# Set up the announcement bar section
To set up your store’s announcement bar section:
Go to Customize theme. At the top of the page, use the dropdown to select the Home page template.
The announcement bar section is accessible from all page templates, excluding the Checkout, Password and Gift card page templates.
From the side menu, select Announcement bar.
Select a section setting described in the following table.
|Section setting name||Description|
|Show announcement bar||Select the checkbox Show announcement bar to show/ hide the announcement bar.|
|Home page only||Select the checkbox Home page only to turn on/ off displaying the section on the homepage only.|
|Text||In the Text box, enter text to display inside the announcement bar.|
|Link||In the Link box, enter a URL to use as a link, inside the section, or select an existing store page to link to. This setting is optional. With this setting enabled, the section text is hyperlinked.|
|Color scheme||Use the Color scheme dropdown to set the section’s color scheme to Primary, Secondary or Tertiary. Refer to Colors.|