Collection Templates

The  Editorial Theme supplies additional customisations for the collection templates. The collection templates determine how the collection pages are viewed. Editorial Theme provides additional options for customising how each of these templates appear for a given collection.

Before customising you should ensure that the collection is using the preferred template. This is configured in the collection settings page, not the theme customisation area. 

To configure this, from the Shopify dashboard go to  Products > Collections and look for the "Theme templates" option on the lower right side of the page. Once the template setting is saved, you can jump across to the theme customisation area for the collection and customise the various options listed in this section.

Now return to the Shopify dashboard and navigate to  Online Store > Customize. From here select the collection pages option from the dropdown in the top left corner.

The following options are available to both templates:

No. of products per page

Use this option to set the number of products viewable at a time. You can choose from 4, 8, 12 or 24 products.

Enable filtering by product tag

This will display a set of tags under the description. The customer can select one of the tags to only show the items in the collection with that tag. If collection sorting is also selected, the tag list will become a drop-down menu which the customer can use to select the tag instead.

Enable collection sorting

This will display a drop-down menu to the customer to select options for sorting the collection.

Collection Template

The collection template shows the products in a grid. You can customise the collection template using any of the previously mentioned options.

Collection List Template

The collection list template provides even more options to customise the display of products in a list. In addition to all the options provided for the collection template, the list template also allows the following options:

Alternate rows

Display each alternate product with the image on the right and the text on the left.

Show description

The product text will include the first paragraph of the description.