Symmetry theme support

Collection page

To edit your collection page, you will need to open up a collection from inside the theme editor or select the collection page from the dropdown at the top:

Note! – The below information reflects the latest version of Symmetry. If you don’t see an option mentioned, it’s likely you are using an older version of Symmetry and will need to update your theme. See our guide on updating your theme.
Note! – We can’t add new features into older versions of themes.

How to set up collection filters

This guide refers only to themes supported by Online Store 2.0. If your theme is older than August 2021, you will need to update your theme to access this feature.

OS 2.0 comes with a number of default storefront filters and you can also create custom filters for your collections.

To enable this, please watch the video below or check out Shopify’s guide on storefront filtering here.

How to create a sub collection within a collection

This guide refers only to themes supported by Online Store 2.0. If your theme is older than August 2021, you will need to update your theme to access this feature.

Instead of having a regular collection page, you can now create a collection page with a collection list.

Summary of steps mentioned in the above video:

  1. Head to Admin > Online store > Customise theme
  2. Select Collections (not Collection list) from the dropdown at the top and click on ‘Create template’
  3. Name the template and base it on the ‘Default collection’
  4. Click on the ‘eye’ icon to hide the ‘Collection pages’ section
  5. Click to ‘Add section’ and select ‘Collection list’
  6. Choose how many collection lists you want on the page and select which collections you wish to show
  7. Save your changes

Then you need to assign this template to a specific collection:

  1. Go to Admin -> Products -> Collections
  2. Click to ‘Create collection’ and set the Collection type to Manual
  3. In the ‘Theme template’ section, in the lower right hand side, choose the Collection template that you just created
Note – Your theme must be published for your templates to appear as assignable in the “theme template” dropdown list, outside of the theme editor area.
If you need to delete a template that you have create, check out Shopify’s guide here.

Add a collection image

To add a collection image, head here:

Admin > Products > Collections > Choose your collection > Under “collection image”, click “add image”

Here’s Shopify’s help guide.

We recommend going with an image that is a 3×1 aspect ratio. Portrait photos will be cropped. Once you have added the image you like, you can enable it in the theme editor:

Admin > Online store > Customise theme > Select “collection pages” > Under “heading”, click “show collection image behind heading”

Once added and activated, your image will display at the top of your collection pages:

Layout

Desktop version

Display from 16 products, right up to 50 products on the collection page, between 2 and 5 rows.

Mobile version

On mobile, the same total amount of products will display as on desktop, but you will have the option to show these as either 1 or 2 products per row. The number of products per row can be toggled by your customers depending on their preference. It is not possible to show more rows due to the reduced space available on mobile devices.

Filter and sort collections without loading a new page

When filtering products, these will load in seamlessly, instead of needing a page refresh to have all items listed as results.

Enable / disable vendor

You can enable and disable the product vendor (sometimes called ‘brand’) from being displayed. Please note that if you wish for vendor to not also display on the actual product page, you will need to head to your product page separately in the theme editor and disable this here too.

Full-width layout

To enable full-width layout, head here:

Admin > Online store > Customise theme > Select “collection pages” > Scroll to the bottom of the left hand panel and expand “theme settings” > Activate “enable full-width layout”

Sub collections

The latest Symmetry versions has this menu-driven sub-collections feature. If your theme is older than April 2021, you will need to update your theme to access this feature.

Summary of steps mentioned in the above video:

  1. Head to Admin > Online store > Customise theme
  2. Select Collection from the dropdown at the top and click on ‘Default collection’
  3. Click on the bold Collection Pages text in the menu and scroll down to the ‘Subcollections’ section
  4. Make sure that the Subcollections menu is your Main Menu, otherwise this will not work
  5. The theme will automatically show collections based on the menu (it shows up to 4 collections at a time)
  6. You can customise the section to show the collections as ‘Buttons’ rather than ‘Gallery’
  7. You will also find settings here to customise the Subcollection gallery layout, if you choose that display option
  8. Save your changes

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