# Product

This guide describes setting up the Product section.

Use the section to set what’s displayed on a Product page when a visitor selects a product from your store.

An example Product section on a store's product page.

The previous image shows a Product section on a store’s product page. In the section’s settings, a 10 point star shape is set for the thumbnail (gallery) images (on the left). On the right, the section contains (default) blocks for product Title, Price, Quantity selector, and Buy buttons. To indicate that the product is more Salty than Sweet, a Comparative scale block is added into the section. Refer to Add comparative scales to product pages. Below the scale, an Icon row block is added to display visual representations of the product’s ingredients. Two Collapsible tab blocks contain further details about the product’s Ingredients and Shipping & delivery information.

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

# Set up a product section

To set up a Product section:

  1. Go to Customize theme. At the top of the page, use the dropdown to select a template that contains a Product section. For example, select Products > Default product.

    Note

    The section is available only on the Products > Default product and Products > Preorder page templates.

  2. From the side menu, select Product.

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

Setting name Description
Media > Crop Use the Crop dropdown to set a cropping style shape for (feature) media inside the section. The dropdown options are: No crop, Landscape, Square, and Portrait.
Media > Image shape Use the Image shape dropdown to set a shape for (feature) images inside the section. Some shapes will crop the image. This setting does not apply to videos or modals. Refer to Style images with shapes.
Media > Desktop media width Use the dropdown Desktop media width to set a width for the (feature) media inside the section. The options are One third, Three fifths and Two thirds. This setting applies to desktop display devices.
Media > Show slideshow arrows on desktop For products with multiple images/ videos, select the checkbox Show slideshow arrows on desktop to show/ hide the arrow icons that move to the next/ previous media item in the slideshow (media gallery). This setting applies to desktop display devices.
Media > Enable image zoom Select the checkbox Enable image zoom to show/ hide a panel that contains images of a product. The panel opens when a product’s image is selected inside the section. The panel provides zoom in/out for images, arrow icons for navigating between images, and an X icon to close the panel.
Media > Enable video looping Select the checkbox Enable video looping to turn on/ off continuous replay for videos inside the section. If this setting is set to off, the video plays once. Using this setting requires uploading video media to the Products area of your Shopify admin. Refer to Shopify help: Product media (opens new window)
Media > Autoplay videos on desktop Select the checkbox Autoplay videos on desktop to turn on/ off playing videos automatically, inside the section. This setting applies to desktop displays.
Media > Mobile media size Select the the radio buttons Mobile media size to set a size for the (feature) media inside the section to Full width or Four fifths. This setting applies to mobile display devices.
Thumbnails > Position For products with multiple images, select the Position radio buttons to set a position thumbnail (gallery) images inside the section to Left of featured image or Underneath featured image.
Thumbnails > Crop For products with multiple images, use the Crop dropdown to set a cropping style shape for thumbnail (gallery) images inside the section. The options are: No crop, Landscape, Square and Portrait. Refer to Style images with shapes.
Thumbnails > Shape For products with multiple images, use the Shape dropdown to set a shape for thumbnail (gallery) images inside the section. Refer to Style images with shapes.
Thumbnails > Hide media shadow For products with multiple images, select the checkbox Hide media shadow to show/ hide shadow effect for thumbnail (gallery) images inside the section.
Thumbnails > Thumbnail size For products with multiple images, select the Thumbnail size radio buttons to set a size for thumbnail (gallery) images inside the section to Standard or Large.
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.

# Configure a block within a product section

A default Product section contains 6 product 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 Product section. For example, select Products > Default product.

  2. From the side menu, expand the Product 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 Product section'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 setting described in the Table: Product blocks.

# Table: Product blocks

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

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

Block name Block description Block setting(s)
Title* Displays a product’s title inside the section.
  • Select the checkbox Display on card to show/ hide a card behind the block. Refer to Display product blocks on cards.

  • Select the Text align radio buttons to align text inside the block to the Left or Center.

  • Select Remove block to delete the block from the section.
Price* Displays a product’s price inside the section.
Quantity selector* Displays a quantity selector, inside the section, for choosing the number of products to purchase.
  • Select the checkbox Display on card to show/ hide a card behind the block. Refer to Display product blocks on cards.

  • Select the Show label checkbox to show/ hide the “Quantity” label prefix inside the block.

  • Select Remove block to delete the block from the section.
Variant picker* Displays a variant picker for choosing variations of a product, inside the section.
  • Select the checkbox Display on card to show/ hide a card behind the block. Refer to Display product blocks on cards.

  • Select the Options style radio buttons to set a style for the variant picker to Drop down or Button.

  • Select the checkbox Hide option labels to show/ hide the name of the currently selected product variant inside the block.

  • Select the checkbox Enable color swatches to show/ hide color swatches inside the block.

  • Select Remove block to delete the block from the section.
Buy buttons* Displays the Add to cart and Buy it now buttons inside the section.
Description* Displays a text area to contain additional product information, inside the section.
  • Select the checkbox Display on card to show/ hide a card behind the block. Refer to Display product blocks on cards.

  • Select the Truncate description checkbox to show/ hide a Read more button, inside the block. Selecting the button opens an expanded text area that contains additional product information. Enable this setting for products with variant images and longer descriptions. To use this setting, set collapsible tabs to off.

  • Select the Text align radio buttons to align text inside the block to the Left or Center.

  • Select Remove block to delete the block from the section.
Vendor Displays the name of a product’s vendor inside the section.
  • Select the checkbox Display on card to show/ hide a card behind the block. Adjacent blocks set to Display on card are merged into a single card. Refer to Shopify help: Cards (opens new window)

  • Select the Text align radio buttons to align text inside the block to the Left or Center.

  • Select Remove block to delete the block from the section.
Star rating Displays customer submitted product ratings, represented as star icons, inside the section.
Text Displays a text area to contain additional product information, inside the section.
  • Select the checkbox Display on card to show/ hide a card behind the block. Refer to Display product blocks on cards.

  • In the Text box, enter text to display inside the block.

  • To display text from a dynamic source, like product Title or Vendor, select the Insert dynamic source icon, beside the Text box, and then choose a metafield to add. Refer to Shopify help: Metafields (opens new window)

  • Select the Icon dropdown to choose a graphical icon to display beside the text, inside the block. There are more than 50 icons, including: Box, Check mark, Map pin, Price tag, and Star, as well as icons related to food and health. For no icon, select None (default).

  • Select Remove block to delete the block from the section.
Icon row Displays a list of items with icons, inside the section, arranged in a horizontal row.
  • Select the checkbox Display on card to show/ hide a card behind the block. Refer to Display product blocks on cards.

  • For items 1 to 5, select the dropdown Item # > Icon to choose a graphical icon to display beside the item’s text, inside the block. There are more than 50 icons, including: Box, Check mark, Map pin, Price tag, and Star, as well as icons related to food and health. For no icon, select None (default).

  • For items 1 to 5, use the Item # > Text box to enter text to display beside the item, inside the block.

  • For items 1 to 5, to display content from a dynamic source, select the Insert dynamic source icon, beside the Item # > Text 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 section.
Pop-up Displays a pop-up overlay to contain additional product information, inside the section.
  • Select the checkbox Display on card to show/ hide a card behind the block. Refer to Display product blocks on cards.

  • Select the Icon dropdown to choose a graphical icon to display beside the text, inside the block. There are more than 50 icons, including: Box, Check mark, Map pin, Price tag, and Star, as well as icons related to food and health. For no icon, select None (default).

  • In the Link label box, enter text for the link to use inside the block. When the link is selected, a pop-up overlay is displayed.

  • To display (link label) text from a dynamic source, select the Insert dynamic source icon, beside the Link label box, and then choose a metafield to add. Refer to Shopify help: Metafields (opens new window)

  • Use the selector Page > Select page to add content from another store page into the block.

  • To display page content from a dynamic source, select the Connect dynamic source icon, beside the Page selector, and then choose a dynamic source to add. You must define sources of dynamic content. Contact form fields cannot be displayed in the pop up. Refer to Shopify help: Metafields (opens new window)

  • Select Remove block to delete the block from the section.
Liquid Displays advanced customizations from Liquid code, like app snippets, inside the section.
  • Select the checkbox Display on card to show/ hide a card behind the block. Refer to Display product blocks on cards.

  • In the Liquid box, enter Liquid template language code. Refer to Custom liquid.

  • Select Remove block to delete the block from the section.
Collapsible tab Displays a text area with expandable tabs, to contain additional product information, inside the section.
  • Select the checkbox Display on card to show/ hide a card behind the block. Refer to Display product blocks on cards.

  • Select the Icon dropdown to choose a graphical icon to display beside the block’s title text. There are more than 50 icons, including: Box, Check mark, Map pin, Price tag, and Star, as well as icons related to food and health. For no icon, select None (default).

  • In the Heading box, enter text to display as the block’s title text.

  • To display (heading) text from a dynamic source, select the Insert dynamic source icon, beside the Heading box, and then choose a metafield to add. Refer to Shopify help: Metafields (opens new window)

  • In the Tab content box, enter text to display inside the block. Format the text and add links using the text editor pane.

  • To display tab content from a dynamic source, select the Insert dynamic source icon, beside the Tab content box, and then choose a metafield to add. Refer to Shopify help: Metafields (opens new window)

  • Use the selector Tab content from page > Select page to add content from another store page into the block.

  • To display page content from a dynamic source, select the Connect dynamic source icon, beside the selector, and then choose a dynamic source to add. You must define sources of dynamic content. Refer to Shopify help: Metafields (opens new window)

  • Select Remove block to delete the block from the section.
Share buttons Displays an area, inside the section, with buttons for sharing links to your store’s products via social media. Refer to Social media.
  • Select the checkbox Display on card to show/ hide a card behind the block. Refer to Display product blocks on cards

  • Select Remove block to delete the block from the section.
Nutritional information Displays formatted nutritional information inside the section. Refer to Show nutritional information on product pages.
Horizontal bar chart Displays a bar chart inside the section to illustrate a product feature. Refer to Add bar charts to product pages.
Comparative scale Displays a scale inside the section to illustrate relationships between product features. Refer to Add comparative scales to product pages.
Complementary products When a customer selects a product from your store, related products are displayed inside the section.

To setup complementary products, install the Shopify search & discovery (opens new window) app, and refer to Shopify developer help: Product recommendations (opens new window)

  • In the Heading text box, enter text to display as title text inside the block.

  • To display text from a dynamic source, if available, select the Connect dynamic source icon, beside the Heading box, and then choose a dynamic source to add. Refer to Shopify help: Metafields (opens new window)

  • Adjust the slider Maximum products to show to set the total number of products to display inside the block. The minimum number is 1, and the maximum is 10.

  • Select Remove block to delete the block from the 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.