# Blog posts
This guide describes setting up a Blog posts section to display a selection of blog posts (articles) 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 previous image shows a Blog posts section in Theme editor, with the following section settings:
- To turn off cropping for images inside the section, the Crop images dropdown is set to No crop.
- The Image shape dropdown is set to Pill, to specify a shape for images inside the section.
- To hide the authors’ names and posting dates, the checkbox options to Show author and Show date are set to
- The Show post excerpt checkbox option is set to
on. This displays a summary of each blog post inside the section.
- To show a Read more button inside the section, the checkbox option is enabled to Enable “View all” button if blog includes more blog posts than shown. The button provides a link to the entire blog.
For general guidance with modifying sections, refer to Sections overview and Shopify help: Sections and blocks (opens new window).
# Set up a blog posts section
To set up a blog posts section:
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.
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).
From the side menu, select Blog posts.
Select a section setting described in the following table.
|Section setting name||Description|
|Display posts on cards||Select the checkbox Display posts on cards to show/ hide a card behind every blog post tile inside the section. Refer to Shopify help: Cards (opens new window).|
|Heading||In the Heading box, enter text to display as a title inside the section.|
|Blog||Use the Blog menu options to set up a blog to display inside the section. By default, the News blog is selected. |
|Posts||Adjust the Posts slider to set the number of blog posts to display inside the section. The minimum number is |
|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.|
|Image shape||Use the Image shape dropdown to set a shape for images inside the blog post tiles. Shapes theme provides more than 40 different shapes for images. Some shapes will crop the image. Refer to Style images with shapes.|
|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 each post inside the section.|
|Enable “View all” button if blog includes more blog posts than shown||To show/ hide a Read more button inside the section, select the checkbox Enable “View all” button if blog includes more blog posts than shown. The button provides a link to the whole blog.|
|Color > Color scheme||Use the Color scheme dropdown to set the color scheme for the section to Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, or Quaternary. Refer to Colors.|
|Use gradient for background||Select the checkbox Use gradient for background to turn on/ off using a gradient as the section’s background.|
|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.|
# Configure a block within a blog posts section
A default Blog posts section contains a Shape divider (block). To configure a block inside the section:
Go to Customize theme. At the top of the page, use the dropdown to select a template that contains a Blog posts section.
From the side menu, expand the Blog posts section menu.
To configure an existing block, select the block from the side menu.
To add a new block, select Add block, choose a block to add, and then select the block you added.
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 (opens new window)
Apply a block setting described in the following table.
The blocks indicated with an asterisk
*are contained in a default Blog posts section.
|Block name||Block description||Block setting(s)|
|Background pattern||Displays a stylistic pattern as a background inside the section.||Refer to Background pattern.|
|Background shape||Displays a stylistic shape as a background inside the section.||Refer to Background shape.|
|Sticker||Overlays the section with a stylized sticker.||Refer to Stickers.|
|Shape divider ||Displays a stylized separator between the current section and the next/ previous section.||Refer to Shape divider.|