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Announcement bar

This guide describes setting up your store's Announcement bar section.

Use the section to provide messages for visitors at the top of your store's pages. For example, display information about sales, special discounts, and new products.

An example Announcement bar section on a store's home page.

The previous image shows an Announcement bar section at the top of a store's home page. 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, and Shopify help: Sections and blocks.

Set up the Announcement bar section

To set up your store's Announcement bar section:

  1. Go to Customize theme.

    In Theme editor, at the top of the page, use the dropdown to select the Home page.


    The section is accessible from all pages, excluding the Checkout, Password and Gift card pages.

  2. From the side menu, select Announcement bar.

    The Announcement bar section selected in Theme editor.

  3. Select a section setting described in the following table.

Setting nameDescription
Home page onlySelect the checkbox Home page only to turn on/off displaying the section on the homepage only.
TextIn the Text box, enter text to display inside the section.
LinkIn the Link box, enter a URL to use as a link inside the section, or select a link to an existing store page. This setting is optional. With this setting enabled, the section text is hyperlinked.
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.
Color > Color schemeUse the Color scheme options to select a color scheme for the section. Refer to Colors.
Theme settingsIf available, select 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.