# Age check

This guide describes setting up the Age check section.

Use the section to provide store visitors with an age verification prompt before they can access your store’s pages.

The previous video shows an example store’s homepage. In the section’s settings, on the left, the checkbox Enable age check is selected. The checkbox enables a default Age check section. The section is configured to use Button prompt mode. To proceed to the store’s homepage, at the prompt, visitors must select the Yes button to confirm their age. The section can also be configured to require visitors to input their date of birth to access the store.

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

# Set up the age check section

To set up your store’s Age check section:

  1. Go to Customize theme. At the top of the page, use the dropdown to select the Home page template.

    Note

    The Age check section is accessible from all page templates, excluding the Checkout, Password and Gift card page templates.

  2. From the side menu, select Age check.

    The Age check section selected in Theme editor.
  3. Select a section setting described in the following table.

Section setting name Description
Enable age check Select the checkbox Enable age check to turn on/ off an age verification prompt for visitors accessing your store.
Content > Custom logo Use the following Custom logo selector options to set up an image to use as a logo inside the section. The recommended image dimensions are 800px x 300px (pixels).
  • 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. 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)
Content > Custom logo > Connect dynamic source To display a logo image from a dynamic source, select the Connect dynamic source icon beside the Custom logo image selector, and then choose a metafield to add. Refer to Shopify help: Metafields (opens new window)
Content > Custom logo width Adjust the slider Custom logo width to set a size for the logo image inside the section between 20px and 800px (pixels).
Content > Background image Use the following Background image selector options to set up an image to use as the section’s background.
  • 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. 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)
Content > Background image > Connect dynamic source To display a background image from a dynamic source, select the Connect dynamic source icon beside the Background image image selector, and then choose a metafield to add. Refer to Shopify help: Metafields (opens new window)
Content > Heading In the Heading box, enter text to display as a title inside the section.
Content > Text In the Text box, enter text to display as body text inside the section. Format the text or add a link using the Text editor pane.
Content > Display on card Select the checkbox Display on card to show/ hide a card behind the section. Refer to Shopify help: Cards (opens new window)
Content > Mode Select the Mode radio buttons to set the type of prompt for the section to use. The options are Button prompt and Date of birth input. Button prompt mode provides buttons to Approve and Deny access to store pages. The Date of birth input mode requires visitors to input their Date of Birth to access the store.
Button prompt > Approve button text In the box Approve button text, enter text to display as label text inside the section’s Approve button. To use this option, set Content > Mode to Button prompt.
Button prompt > Deny button text In the box Deny button text, enter text to display as label text inside the section’s Deny button. To use this option, set Content > Mode to Button prompt.
Date of Birth input > Date format Select the Date format radio buttons to set a date format for the section’s age verification prompt to use. The options are MM DD YYYY and DD MM YYYY. To use this option, set Content > Mode to Date of birth input.
Date of Birth input > Minimum age Adjust the Minimum age slider to set the minimum age that’s required for a visitor to access the store. The slider ranges from 15yrs to 25yrs (years). To use this option, set Content > Mode to Date of birth input.
Redirect URL > Link In the Link box, enter a URL or select a store page to link to. Visitors are redirected to this link if they select the Deny button or enter a date of birth that’s below the specified Minimum age.
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.

# Configure a block within an age check section

A default Age check section contains no blocks. To configure a block inside the section:

  1. Go to Customize theme. At the top of the page, use the dropdown to select the Home page template.

  2. From the side menu, expand the Age check section menu.

  3. To configure an existing block, select the block from the side menu.

    To add a new block, select Add block, and then select the block you added.

    The Age check section's add block menu in Theme editor.

    Note

    Inside the Age check section, you can add, remove, or show/ hide a block. Refer to Configure blocks inside a section, or Shopify help: Sections and blocks (opens new window)

  4. Apply a block setting described in the following table.

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.