# Shape slideshow

This guide describes setting up a Shape slideshow section.

Use the section to display a series of shapes on a store page, with embedded media (like images, products, collections, and articles).

The previous video shows a Shape slideshow section on a store’s homepage, with the title Essentials. The section contains shapes with embedded product images. Each product image links to a corresponding product page. Note how the arrow icons move to the next/ previous slide in the slideshow.

For general guidance with modifying sections, refer to Sections overview, and Shopify help: Sections and blocks (opens new window)

# Set up a shape slideshow section

To set up a Shape slideshow section:

  1. Go to Customize theme. At the top of the page, use the dropdown to select a template that contains a Shape slideshow 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 > Shape slideshow. Refer to Shopify help: Add a section (opens new window)

  2. From the side menu, select Shape slideshow.

    The Shape slideshow section selected in the Theme editor side menu.
  3. Select a setting described in the following table.

Setting name Description
Title In the Title box, enter text to display as a title (heading) inside the section.
Slideshow focus Select the Slideshow focus radio buttons to set the slideshow’s focus to Center or Left.
Mobile slide width Select the radio buttons Mobile slide width to set the width of the slides to Three fifths or Full width. This setting applies to mobile display devices.
Desktop slide width Adjust the slider Desktop slide width to set the width of the slides between 20% and 60% (percent). This setting applies to desktop display devices.
Autoscroll mode Use the Autoscroll mode dropdown to set the slideshow to move from Right to left or Left to right automatically. To turn off automatic scrolling mode, select Disabled.
Crop Use the Crop dropdown to set an image cropping style for the images inside the section. The dropdown options are: No crop, Landscape, Square, and Portrait.
Buttons > Button style Use the Button style dropdown to set the style for the section’s buttons to Primary or Secondary. Refer to Buttons.
Buttons > Show buttons on mobile Select the checkbox Show buttons on mobile to show/ hide the section’s buttons on mobile display devices.
Buttons > Only show buttons on hover on desktop Select the checkbox Only show buttons on hover on desktop to show/ hide the section’s buttons whenever a cursor is moved over the section. This setting applies to desktop display devices.
Color > Color scheme Use the Color scheme dropdown to set the section’s color scheme to Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, or Quaternary. Refer to Colors.
Color > 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 shape slideshow section

A default Shape slideshow section contains 6 images (blocks). To configure a block inside the section:

  1. Go to Customize theme. At the top of the page, use the dropdown to select a template that contains a Shape slideshow section.

  2. From the side menu, expand the Shape slideshow section menu.

  3. 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.

    The Shape slideshow's add block menu in Theme editor.

    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 (opens new window)

  4. Apply a block setting described in the Table: Shape slideshow blocks.

# Table: Shape slideshow blocks

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

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

Block name Block description Block setting(s)
Image * Displays an image inside the section.
  • Use the following Image selector options to set up an image inside the block.
    • To add an image, choose Select image, and then upload an image or select an image file from your store’s file library.
    • To edit an uploaded image, select Edit in the image selector’s thumbnail preview area. Refer to Edit an image inside a section or block.
    • To replace an image, choose Change > Change image, and then select or upload a new image.
    • To remove an image, select Change > Remove image.
    • Select the Add alt text link, and then enter a brief description of the image into the Image alt text box. The description improves search engine optimization (SEO), and provides greater accessibility for customers who use screen-reading tools. The text is saved immediately. Refer to Shopify help: Adding alt text to media (opens new window)
    • To display an image from a dynamic source, select Change > Connect dynamic source, and then choose a metafield to add. Refer to Shopify help: Metafields (opens new window)

  • 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 (opens new window)

  • Use the Default image shape dropdown to set a shape for images inside the block. Some shapes will crop the image. Refer to Style images with shapes.

  • Adjust the Rotate image slider to rotate the block between -90deg and 90deg (degrees).

  • In the Button text box, enter text to display as a label for the block’s button. The button is displayed whenever a cursor is moved over the block. To use this setting, add a link into the Link box.

  • In the Link (optional) box, enter a URL for the block to use, or select a link to a store page. The link opens when a store visitor selects the block. To remove a link, select the X icon inside the text box.

  • To display a URL 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 (opens new window)

  • Select Remove block to delete the block from the current section.
Product Displays a product inside the section.
  • Use the following Product menu options to set up a product inside the block.
    • To add a product, choose Select product, enter the name of a product into the Search box and/or select a product from the list. Then, choose Select.
    • To create a new product, select Create product to open the Add product page in Shopify admin. Select the new product, and then choose Select. Refer to Shopify help: Products (opens new window)
    • To replace a product, choose Change > Change product, and then select or create a product.
    • To remove a product, select Change > Remove product.

  • Use the Default image shape dropdown to set a shape for images inside the block. Some shapes will crop the image. Refer to Style images with shapes.

  • Adjust the Rotate image slider to rotate the block between -90deg and 90deg (degrees).

  • Select Remove block to delete the block from the current section.
Collection Displays a collection inside the section.
  • Use the following Collection menu options to set up a collection inside the block.
    • To add a collection, choose Select collection, enter the name of a collection into the Search box and/or select a collection from the list. Then, choose Select.
    • To create a new collection, select Create collection to open the Create collection page in Shopify admin. Select the new collection, and then choose Select. Refer to Shopify help: Collections (opens new window)
    • To replace a collection, choose Change > Change collection. Enter the name of a collection into the Search box and/or select a collection from the list. Then, choose Select.
    • To remove a collection, select Change > Remove collection.

  • Use the Default image shape dropdown to set a shape for images inside the block. Some shapes will crop the image. Refer to Style images with shapes.

  • Select Remove block to delete the block from the current section.
Article Displays an article (blog post) inside the section.
  • Use the following Article menu options to set up an article inside the block.
    • To add an article, choose Select article, enter the name of an article into the Search box and/or select an article from the list. Then, choose Select.
    • To create a new article, select Create article to open the Add blog posts page in Shopify admin. Select the new article, and then choose Select. Refer to Shopify help: Blogs (opens new window)
    • To replace an article, choose Change > Change article, and then select or create an article.
    • To remove an article, select Change > Remove article.

  • Use the Default image shape dropdown to set a shape for images inside the block. Some shapes will crop the image. Refer to Style images with shapes.

  • Adjust the Rotate image slider to rotate the block between -90deg and 90deg (degrees).

  • Select Remove block to delete the block from the current section.
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.