Alchemy theme support

Sections

Sections can be added, hidden or re-arranged to best fit your store. Choose to show blog posts, products, collections, testimonials, logos, images, text, videos, slideshows and more in any order you like.

To see the full list of sections available, simply click on ‘Add section whilst viewing the relevant template in the theme customizer:

Admin > Online store > Customise theme > Add section

Hero banners

Hero banners are image sections that appear as full width at the top of the site. Control the layout using the Hero Banner theme settings. You can choose to show breadcrumbs, have an indent/overlap, set the height of the hero banner and choose whether the banner shows under the navigation. This guide explains more.

Slideshow section

If you choose a ‘full-width’ slideshow then we would recommend using images that are all the same height and at least 1500px wide. This help guide explains more about image sizing.

The ‘fixed height’ slideshow option allows you to add larger, high-quality images to display on your homepage, together with up to two lines of overlay text and two ‘call to action’ buttons. You can also add a link to the entire image if you prefer. Choose the carousel option to show two slides side-by-side, at a time, like this:

TIP! – When setting a fixed height, cropping may occur on your original image in order to fit the image to the screen. If it’s important that your entire image is visible, deselect the ‘Fixed height’ option.

Testimonials section

Add customer or press testimonials with review stars in a carousel, or even additional product information (set the star rating to zero to hide the stars if needed):

Gallery section

Add blocks of images in a number of different arrangements. Be sure to select a layout that makes sense – this will ensure things look evenly laid out and tidy. As an example, add 2 images set to half-width, four at quarter width, three thirds and so on. Here is a three image gallery with each image width set to ‘third’:

Map section

Add a map section to direct customers to your real-world store. Show a google map or your own image. The ‘image position’ option allows you to control the crop of your image on the desktop. Here’s an example of a map section using a custom image: