Showcase theme support

Home page sections

To see the full list of home page section types simply click on Add Section whilst viewing your store home page in the theme customizer.

Home page sections can be added, hidden or re-arranged to best fit your store. Choose to show blog posts, products, collections, images, text, videos or slideshows on your homepage in any order you like.

Slideshow section

The Showcase Shopify theme is all about imagery!

For versions before version 4.0.0 you can choose to:

  • Desktop & mobile specific images: (Added in 4.1.0) You can now select the perfect portrait image on mobile.
  • Full screen: This will crop the image to fit both the height and width of the screen being viewed. Selecting a suitable image and testing on varying devices is important with this option!
  • Adapt to first image: This retains the original image aspect ratio, so whilst it will fill the width on all device sizes, the height will alter to maintain the original entire image content.
  • Fixed height: You can specify the height of the slideshow on desktop and mobile
TIP! For each slide you add, there is a useful option called ‘Image alignment’. This allows you to ensure the most important part of your image is shown when you have the layout option set to ‘Fill window’.

The above is Showing ‘Fill window’ option, with slide set to ‘Center right’ on different size devices.

Video section

Add videos from YouTube or Vimeo with a cover image.

TIP! Check the Full page width option ;to display your video without any border or margin.

Background video section (new to version 4)

Add text over videos from YouTube or Vimeo. A cover image must be a placeholder image must be added to these sections, as the videos will not play on mobile. For more information about how to use background videos please read this article. 

TIP! Check the Full page width option to display your video without any cropping

Featured blog

To display a nice blog excerpt instead of the full blog, click here to learn about adding Blog Excerpts

TIP! Add a featured image and create a blog excerpt for each blog post. To create an article excerpt go to your blog post and click on the add excerpt link below the article content.

Testimonials (new to version 4)

Create vibrant, image-focused testimonials. Ensure your images are portrait, or alternatively, if you don’t include any images, a different (more traditional) layout option will be used.

Like the layout but don’t want to use it for testimonials?  No problem. Just set the star count to be zero and they will disappear.
Prefer a single image, that’s an option too!

Showcase supports up to 25 homepage sections. This is a limit set by Shopify and not the theme. We can not override this. For more information, you can check out their support article on sections through this link.

  Worthwhile reading:

Image sizes Theme updates Page speed SEO

  Looking to customise beyond our settings?

Our support covers assistance for your theme and settings as originally supplied.
If our settings don’t include a specific control you’re looking for, you can hire a developer to customise the theme code.

We recommend TaskHusky for altering your theme code:
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Be sure to read this article before changing code!