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Shopify Design Tutorial Desktop Theme Editor
hi, this is care from Shopify. today we're going to have a look at the desktop theme editor for mac OS x. i'm just going to fire up google chrome and go to the App Store, which is apps over 5.com. here it is and the simplest way to find the app in the App Store. so you search box and just type in desktop and there it is. it's the first one, okay, so here we are, the desktop theme editor page. you'll notike that it's a free app developed in-house by shopify and is currently available for Mac OS X. so just reading some of the information here, basically what it does: the desktop theme editor lets you sync your local theme files with your live Shopify stores theme. this means that you can use any text editor. you'll notike that. I've got sublime text 2 down here to edit your theme. and when you make changes- either a change for an existing file or add a file or image or anything like that- the desktop theme editor will notike that and push those into Shopify for you. so if you go back to your site in your browser, click refresh, those changes will have been applied. it's really that straightforward. it really means that you can have a very smooth workflow. you don't have to worry about zipping your theme up and pushing it up to Shopify or editing with the online theme editor. it just works in the background and it's very, very seamless. so let me show you how it works. if you haven't already downloaded it, get app button there. that's the one that you want to click, and the first stage is to enter your shop URL. I've actually already downloaded it for the sake of this demo. you'll notike that. it's down here in the in the dock at the bottom, but if I hadn't, I'd simply into my store URL and follow the instructions. once that's come down, the application will be in a zip file which you unload and dragged into your Applications folder and then launch it. before I do that, let me just close chrome and click the icon in my doc. you'll notike as well that, whilst is referred to as the desktop theme editor in the door, the apps actually called the desktop theme manager the one in the same, and it's often referred to by by both names, but then be put off by that it is actually the same application. so the first step here is to actually add a shop. I run a series of workshops called Shopify for designers and I have a demo store or that. so I'm just going to use that now for the sake of this demo. the first things first, add the shop and whilst is connecting- oh, it's already done it- there we go. so it's asking me to login, so I'm going to do that now and sign in now. what happens next is the app will ask which theme we actually want to work with in the first instance, and there are two. or this partikular shop is the skeleton theme, which is available on github, which is a starter theme which i use for demonstration purposes in the workshops. I've also added minimal, which is a free, responsive theme. actually, let's play around with the skeleton theme. the next step is to decide where you'd like the files, that's, the theme files downloaded to. so I'm actually going to plunk those on the desktop. so just have to wait a second or two those to come down and you'll notike as well that the folder as a numerical suffix on the end there. we don't need to change that. it's kind of a unique reference for the theme- and then Shopify and can just leave it as it is. I'm just waiting for those files to come down. okay, there we go and you'll notike that the notification the top there tells me that it's actually downloaded. so a couple of things to know. here. we've got the green light, which is good. that means the connection is solid between my app here and Shopify. we've also got some options. if we click the little cog, we can view the theme. let's do that, actually have a look. there it is. I told you it's basic. this is the skeleton theme. I've already added one product. it's an edible coffee cup for 10 pounds. that's not a real price, of course, and please don't try and buy it. as you can see, it is really not much to it. what else can we do from the actual app? well, we can show where the files are in the finder. we can open it in maybe a text editor. we can force a deploy. this is where you might want to just say: okay, I'm not sure everything is working, let's push everything up as it stands now, or we can remove the theme. but for the next part of the demo we don't actually need the application open, so i'm just going to shrink it down there and shrink my browser. okay, so here's our folder that we downloaded and you'll see if you're familiar with Shopify themes or the normal folders, your assets, config, layout, snippets and templates, and I'm just going to drag that onto sublime text 2 and let's have a thing. okay, let's make a change to the CSS file. this- this will show you how it works. I actually have a liquid plugin for sublime text 2 installed and, due to the fact that the CSS file has the da liquid extension, it hasn't added in all the coloring because it doesn't recognize any of the content. so I'm just going to change that to CSS. for now. there's very little going on here, just some very, very basic stuff. so I'm just going to go down to the bottom and I'm going to add the body class in here and I'm going to make the background red. I'm just going to hit save. now. what happened now is the theme tool will have notiked that the file has changed and we'll upload it to our store. there it is. I've got the confirmation. so if I go back to my browser and hit refresh, all being well, there we go. the body color is changed to red. now what if i want to change a template? yep, that's not a problem either. let's have a play with the 404 templates. so i'm just going to add in oh no, at the end and save that back out while starts uploading. oh, it's already uploaded. i can go to my site and add in a city URL- this is not a page- and you'll notike that the text is been added in. but what if we wanted to add a image to that? I just want to show you how that works as well. so not just changing existing files, but also adding in new files, in this case an image. so I had a little hung on google images and found this lovely graphic or a 404 page, so I'm just going to copy that and go to our desktop and paste that into my assets folder. there we go. i'm going to close them back out now and you'll notike that that also has been uploaded. so let's go back to our 404 and add that in. if you've not used liquid before, there's which is the Shopify templating language. there's a number of tutorials online, but we also be using screencasts to help you learn that. I'm just going to grab the image tag here- this is from the wiki- and go back, paste this in. obviously it's not smoking known gif, it's, Oh No. if so, just change that, and so far as well. okay now, in theory, but I navigate back the notike that our images there as well, so it's not just files that already exist. you can add new files and the theme tool will upload all of those for you as well pretty much instantly, which is really great. ok, that's the desktop theme editor. it's available on the App Store, which is app supply com, and its really really useful, so I encourage you to give it a try. if you have any questions, feel free to contact me. my email address is clear. that's Kei are at Shopify com or you'll find me on Twitter when my handle is at here. it's go. thanks for listening you.
HOW TO ADD SOCIAL MEDIA ICONS ON SHOPIFY
hey guys, happiness here, welcome to my channel. and this channel is all about different shopify's tutorial, small businesses tips, as well as entrepreneurship in general. so if this is your very first time in my channel, hey there, welcome. so in today's video, i am going to be showing you guys how you can go ahead and add social medias icon on your shopify stores. so, pretty much there will be um instagram, tiktok, facebook, whatsapp, um what else? pinterest, etc. and this will help you a lot to stay connected with your customers, not only on your shopify stores, but as well as on the social medias. so, before i go ahead and start showing you how you can go ahead and add these social media icons on your shopify store, i am going to tell you the reasons of why, um, you need these links on your shopify store. these links, they are very, very important and this is why. so, number one: social media buttons. they are a great way to show your customer that you have a solid online presence and they can reach you on the platform that they are most comfortable with. and the second reason: having social media buttons on your shopify store can allow your customer to easily share different purchases and comments on your products, and with this, you'll get an automatik free advertisement from your customers. so this is why social media's icons on your shopify store: they are very, very important. so before i go ahead and start showing you how you can add this social media icons on your shopify style, please don't forget to smash the like button, subscribe on my channel- if you haven't done so, for more tutorials like these, and leave me a comment down below to let me know what you think about today's video. and, without further ado, let's jump in today's tutorial. so here we are on our shopify store and this is our homepage. so to go ahead and start adding our social media links, we can go ahead and click here on the online store and this page will take us straight on the dim page and, as you can see, our current theme is down. so if you want to know how to customize this theme, i have another video. i will link up the video up somewhere. so go ahead and check it out so you can go ahead and start customizing your done theme. so to go ahead and start doing this, go ahead and click customize right over here. so i'm going to click customize and this is how our done themes looks like on the inside and we are going to add our social media links, which they will appear right over here, on this side or over here, so let's just go ahead and start customizing it so you can see where they're going to be on your store. let's go ahead and click the settings right over here and, as you can see, there are so many things going on here. but basically, on this video, we're just going and add our social media, so we'll go ahead and click social media. if you want to know how to customize your colors, um, your typograph and stuff like that, make sure to go ahead and watch the customization of down theme, because i explained all of them there. so go ahead and click social media. and once you're here, you have so many options to add: either a twitter account, facebook, pinterest, instagram, tiktok, snapchat, youtube and etc. so let's go ahead and add our instagram page first. so, if you have your instagram page, go ahead and log in on your instagram page. now let me go ahead and start showing you how you can go ahead and add your instagram link, okay, so, first of all, make sure you're going to your instagram account and log in. once you log in on your instagram account. make sure you click your account so you are on the page of your account. by the way, this is my instagram page. there are so many cute styles in here. uh, please go ahead and follow me and shop my styles. i'll leave a coupon code down below on my description, um, anyways, yeah, so make sure you are on your homepage, on your instagram page, and then click right over there and copy the link and then go back on your shopify store, paste the link there. the link has to start with h ttp. okay, as you can see here, that is how it has to start with. and then, when you're done, let's go ahead and add our youtube. and here i am on youtube. uh, make sure, again, you're going to click the name of your channel, if you have a channel, and then, once you are on your homepage, on your youtube channel, go ahead up here again and copy, copy the link and then go back on your shopify store and click your youtube box and then paste the link. okay, we are done with that. now let's go ahead and add one more and then i'll go ahead and show you how it's going to look like on your shopify store. so let's go ahead and add pinterest. so, again, if you have a pinterest account, make sure you're logging in and sign up as well as go to your home page of your pinterest account and then copy the link of that and then, after that, go back on your shopify store and then paste the link. so this is how you add all the links of your social medias. so if you have a facebook, twitter, snapchat, um, you can go ahead and add them, just like how i showed you, uh, how to add youtube, instagram and pinterest. so once you're done, go ahead and click save so we can save our walk. okay, so once you're done adding your social media links, go back here and then we'll go ahead and click this footer menu right here, because this is our footer menu from here to here. so go ahead here and you can see what we have here. so let's go ahead on social media icons. it says to disparate your social media accounts, link them in your shopify setting, which we did, and then, if we want these social media to be seen on our photo menu, we have to go ahead and click this box here. so i'll click that and here we are. social media accounts are right over here. so if you don't select that, then the social media will not be shown here. so let's go ahead and click that and then go ahead and save. so now we have pinterest here, instagram, as well as um youtube. so now let's go back to our shopify home page so we can go ahead and view our store. so, to view your store, you have to go on the online store and next to online store there is an i thing. so go ahead and click that so you can go ahead and view your store. so i'm gonna click that and let's scroll all the way down and see if our social media icons are over there. yes, our social media are right over here, so let's go ahead and click them and see if they're working properly. there we are, as you can see. uh, instagram link is working. let's go back and let's try our youtube. so let's click youtube and, yeah, the link is working as well. okay, so this is a good sign. it shows everything is working. let's test pinterest here as well. okay, and pinterest is working as well, so this is good. so, yeah, guys, this is how you can go ahead and add your social media links on your shopify store. it is really easy, very simple and quick. i really recommend you to go ahead and do it, because this way you can be connected with your customers easily and on the platform where they are comfortable with. so if you like my today's video, please don't forget to smash the like button. subscribe on my channel for more tutorials like these. um, leave me a comment down below and let me know what you think about today's video, and if you have any video recommendation, you can go ahead and let me know on the comment section. and that's it, guys. i'll see you on the next video.
Beginner Tries Dropshipping With Only $50 (PT.1)
this is my entire budget to drop ship for this week, and no, I'm not allowed to use it for any type of advertising expenses. but my goal for this video is to try and create a profitable store by the end of this week. using only fifty dollars as my budget, let's do this. so here's the rundown for this week. all right, for step one, I need to find a product that is so cool that even my super Frugal roommate named Jake may even want to buy it. step two: I'm gonna have to build an even cooler website to sell this bad boy on and make sure that we actually convert some customers. then step three: I need to get this product out to as many people as possible without spending a dime on any form of ads. and finally, step four: either go get myself a juicy meal from canes with my profits or wallow in self-pity for the next week. sounds easy enough, right, all right. so step one: since I cannot spend any money on Advertising, I need to get my products out there to as many people as possible using only organic methods. meaning attentions fans are gonna be added all Time Low here. therefore, I need a product that will literally stop people in their tracks and ask themselves: where can I get me one of those? and after roughly a whole day of searching, I finally came across this lighter that has a flame so big it almost looks like a lightsaber from Star Wars, and I mean it. this thing is literally a jet engine and for that partikular reason I figured this would be a decent enough product. when I went to AliExpress, I found that I can Source One of These torches for a little more than 15 after taxes and shipping. I plan on selling these for 25 to 30 dollars and make shipping four dollars, but give customers the ability to get free shipping, making our profit range 10 to 19 for every lighter we sell. but I went ahead and ordered a couple of these lighters from Jeffrey. thanks, Jeffrey. now you may be wondering if I just spent my entire 50 Budget on these products and to answer your question, no, I mean not exactly. personally, I don't like the idea of buying an item knowing that I'm gonna return it later, but I gotta do it for the challenge. so I'm hoping Mr B can forgive me, but it's time for step two: build a cool website. I spent a decent amount of time forging this store because I want it to look as original, authentik and professional as possible, and I love the lightsaber theme we have surrounding these products, so I figured it would be genius to call them lighter Sabers. yeah, that seriously does not roll off the tongue easily, but here's the final look of my store, though, since all of my reach will be through short films, you know, I made sure the mobile view looked as crisp as possible. but this is where my first actual expense comes into play. The Domain lightersaberscom costed me 15, so we are down to 35 left in our budget. but don't get too sad, because the good news is I ordered these products a couple days ago, so I actually have them in hand now, and let me just say these lighters actually live up to the hype and I just feel sheer power when I hold them in my hand. so great news is that these are not cheap pieces of garbage. but this leads us to step three: sell these bad boys. Now. reminder: I cannot spend a dime on Advertising, so my game plan is to upload viral worthy videos four to five times a day to different platforms like tiktok, YouTube shorts and Instagram reels. that way I have the best odds of getting views or even going viral to send more people to my store. I've already created new accounts for all these platforms, so it is time to get these videos out there. I will keep you all up to date day by day until the end of this week, but really quickly. if you have an e-commerce store and are selling online, then you need to make sure you're using the profit. what this does is it ensures that you're keeping track of all of your stores, analytiks- AKA your product cost, your ad spend and, most importantly, your profit- and it does all this in one place. that way, you can keep track of everything very easily and keep your margins as high as possible. not only that, but the app features custom reports and cohort analysis. seriously, it is an essential tool to have if you want to be successful in e-commerce. so make sure to click the first link you see in the description, which will give you 30 off of your first three months with bee profit, using my code, nick30. it is a must, but back to it. day one, I did exactly what I said I was going to do by uploading four to five times a day on each platform and by the end of the first day, these were our stats, with small traction, as you can expect, we got no sales our first day, but the good news was that, even though it's not much, we still got some visitors into our store. however, the next morning, I actually woke up to something very surprising: my YouTube shorts had actually taken off a bit, which amazed me, because I went to bed with all these numbers being zero. I still had no sales, though, but I wanted to keep this momentum going. I kept uploading for the next couple of days, which is bringing in only a handful of people into the store, but my numbers were dwindling, and by the end of day three, I was getting frustrated. for some reason, my uploads on both tiktok and YouTube were getting absolutely no views whatsoever, meaning that the algorithm had Shadow banned me, which had really upset me because I felt like I had done nothing wrong. on day four, I woke up to no views still. being so fed up with these shadow bands, I decided to take drastik measures and buy myself a new phone. well, hear me out. I feel like I've created way too many accounts on different platforms using this phone right here, so much so that anything I create or upload will automatikally get flagged in the system and not be shown to as many people. now. this isn't a for sure thing, it's more of a theory I'm testing now. anyways, I've got my new phone and I've already taken down all my accounts, except the Instagram one, because it's somehow still getting some views, but I've replaced them with new ones. now I'm going to start uploading once again. I'm hoping we'll see a difference in performance and actually get some sales this time around. all right for day four, I spent the majority of the day just trying to get on each algorithm's good side and upload the best content possible with my new phone and looking at her stats that night, it seemed like a good enough reset. however, I only had three days remaining until the end of the week and I still haven't made a single sale, meaning it was critikal that I figure something out. it do it fast. J5 rolled around and I woke up to one of my YouTube shorts hitting 23 000 views, which got me really excited. however, when I went to check my store, still no sales. looking at my tiktok account, it was starting to pick up more views and it felt like each video I posted was getting me closer and closer to going viral. each video was starting to hit around a thousand views and I even had one hit 26k, but still no luck for my Instagram account. I had one video do fine, but it has been all crickets over there for the majority of this whole week and by the end of day five these were our store stats. Basics came and I was uneasy. I needed to get a video training today, or also like 95, certain that I will be labeled as the biggest failure on YouTube, but throughout day six I was still getting a decent number of views for every tiktok I posted, and even my older ones were picking up traction. however, I believe a huge factor that is absolutely crippling my sales is the fact that I don't have a direct link to my store in my bio because, since I don't have a thousand followers, which is the requirement to have the link, customers are having to swipe out of tiktok, go to a different app and manually type in the store name, which isn't frictionless. at the end of day six looked the same as the rest, but, but I kept pushing forward and posting content all the way up until day seven. by the end of the day, this is what we were left with as the challenge was wrapping up. I w
Customize Powered By Shopify | 2019 | Debut Theme
hey guys, this is how you customize the powered by Shopify link down at the bottom of your store - whatever you wanted to be. as you can see here in my tough story, it says powered by Shopify and if I click on it, it gives me the main link to the Shopify web page. now this is how we go about editing this. so, as we did before in our previous video, without edit code: type in footer: liquid, and we click on Flickr, got liquid and we searched: powered by Shopify. so this is the code that you're going to be replacing right here now. in my case, I am using my link store again. so the, rather than having the link back to my store. so say, for example, if you had multiple stores and you wanted one main site, you can have that link, paste it on there. so, as you can see here, this is the link that you're going to be pacing to you. so if I wanted this to be for another store or whatever it is, this is where you would input your link and this is what you want to name it. so over here it's called a Shopify Stig. I can say Shopify Stig won for this example, and then we copy this code by the way, this code will be in the description so it's easier for you guys. so ctrl C, which is coffee, go into here and you can see they open the closed bracket, or the open bracket. I should say: here we're going to remove everything up to this small. we're going to paste that into it. alright, and now make sure you do it this right here. the second one: this one is for your desktop version of your website and this is for your mobile version. so your plate, if you don't replace this, you'll still see power by Shopify on your phone. now you just do that, hit save and if we go into our store, so it still says test power by Shopify, refreshed link and now it's powered by Shopify. Stig one, if you don't want the powered by to be in bold and you just want the same font, if we go back into our code here, this will also be two versions of this code will be pasted into the description. you just remove the strong where it says right here, delete that and delete that, and we go like this: copy it and you can see here I replace that. this is just a test mock. I do both FaceTime and save, and now if we hit refresh. you should see it in normal format, as we said before, powered by shot place- big one- and the link. obviously, we didn't test link and this link takes me back to my store. now this link can be replaced with anything that you want it to be. you want to link to YouTube channel, you want to live into your Twitter, or whatever it may be. that's how you customize your, powered by Shopify. thanks again, and make sure you subscribe.
FREE DROPSHIPPING COURSE Part 5. Product Pricing And Sales Volume
okay, guys, let's tok about product price points and sales volume. so, first of all, I'd like to tell you that all my products I always put 0.99. it's just something that I've always done. like let's, if you want 35 dollars, put it as $34.99 or $9.99. it's just more professional-looking. and if you look at most big stores, that's how they do it and that's just how I've always done it. so just wanted to tell you, guys, that, straight off the bat, you can do however you want, but just let you know how I do it. so, anyway, let's tok about sales volume. what I mean by that is: let's say that you're selling something for $9.99 and let's go back to these products that I had pulled up. let's use this one, for example. so this thing is a dollar twenty nine and let's say, like you could sell this for $9.99, so this would be a good product. but then you take out what it costs you to acquire that customer through a facebook ad and what you've been spending on, like what your ad spend, has been. also, you're not left with much profit. so what, what happens there is you have to fulfill a lot of orders, like you have to sell a lot, like, let's say, you're making $6 or $5 profit, you'd have to fulfill ten orders a day just to make $50. I hope that makes sense to you. that is, in my opinion, like you can. you can do whatever you want, but in my opinion that is generally just a bit of a waste of a time, waste of time. so what I'm looking for usually is products that I can mark up fairly highly so I'm making a bit more profit. so just go back here. sorry, I got a frog in my throat. so yeah, like I was saying here, make a little profit but have to sell a lot and you have to fulfill a lot of orders. this is a big part here, because let's say that that product takes off and you're doing like, let's say, a hundred orders a day. let's just pretend that it's absolutely blown up. that is, so many orders that you have to fulfill. you'll end up having to outsource that and it's just a headache to make what like a hundred dollars a day, maybe not even that, who knows. like it depends how much you're selling. but like if you had a higher price point, you can make a, you have a good profit and you have room in your budget for the ad spend to acquire that customer and also- this is the most important part- to be able to test a lot more product so you can be testing multiple products per day because you have a higher budget for ad spend. so that is a big deal, guys, and that'll make or break your store in the long run. if you just keep trying to sell things like this and you're barely getting by, you'll be stressed out. you still have to deal with the same amount of customers, so that's a lot of customer emails and stuff that your you'll probably have to outsource as well and look like it's a. it's a big headache for little money, whereas if you had something that's like $24.99 or $34.99- like I've got here and I'll show you a product that I'm- that you can do that with your it's. it's just gonna make things a lot better. so it's pretty basic. I just wanted to cover that visit. another thing I wrote here because this is actually quite funny. this is: this is why you should never trust big screenshots without knowing their profit margin. so you'll see guys posting groups and on on the internet etc. and they'll have these huge screenshots of like money and they'll cross out the order number. that's usually because, let work. they've probably done a free, just pay, shipping campaign, but they're only making a couple of dollars out of that, but they're fulfilling a lot of orders. so that's why you shouldn't trust that like they're probably just scraping by with their Facebook ads and things like that. so I never trust those sorts of screenshots, and these days a lot of those screenshots are faked anyway. people Photoshop them all the time, so I never trust that sort of thing. but, um, yeah, that's. you can also create up sales using apps, and let's just go over here. I'll tell you what I'm toking about. so let's say you're selling this, you can have an upsell on your store and I can show your abs. further down the road, you can have them up, sell them down the line in your store when people are checking out, so they'll buy beers and then, as they're checking out, you can upsell them to something like this and it's like a similar niche, if you're not. I mean it's related. so if you relate to products, then they're very likely to buy them. so this could come in handy if you wanted this and this one is a more expensive product, so you can upsell them to a more expensive product and then people do down sales as well, where, like, if they click no on this, that they go to a cheaper product as well. I don't do that, I just have the one upsell, but, um, that's something that you could play around with further down the line. so let's just go over here and I'll show you a product that I've made a lot of money with, and if you follow my youtube channel, you would have seen that I've toked about this product before openly as well. so yoga bands acquire these for like nine dollars. let's say, I sell these for $34.99, which is why I wrote that price point down here: $34.99. so then I have a good amount of room to move with the product, so I can run more ads, I can test a lot more products, I have profit. so I'm actually making profit instead of just getting by and having - yeah, like outsource things when I barely got any money. so you've got to make. this is a business and you've got to make it a sustainable business. so if you're running in the red all the time, you're never going to survive and you're gonna get all the headaches of running a business without making any profit. so, or barely any profit. so that's not really the way you want to do it. in my opinion, you want to find products that you can have a bit of a like, a bit of a margin to move with. if you know what I mean, whether you want to do this, you could do that, but I just don't do it. also, while I'm on the on this point, I'll write this down as well. this is why I don't do free, just pay shipping. so for you guys that don't know what that is, let's just say we'll go back to the tomato one, because that'd be a classic one to use. so free, just pay shipping is where you say that you're giving away a product. so let's say we're running an ad and we're saying we're going to give away this tomato, tomato, tomato depends where you're from around the world. let's say you're giving away this tomato, cut out for free, just pay shipping. so what happens? there is someone buys this product. I'll just set up the shipping here. so let's go a packet. so someone buys this product off you or gets this product, goes to your website and it says it's free. when they go to checkout they have to pay the shipping. so what you do is incorporate this price. so a dollar fifty eight and a dollar twenty nine. you incorporate that. so what is that? three dollars, what do we got? two dollars fifty eight, yeah. so you incorporate that price and then market up by a bit as you're shipping. so let's say you put your shipping as $9.99, then the profit is what's left between those. that gaps over three dollars to the $9.99 or whatever it is. so that's what a free, just pay shipping campaign is you get. you would have to sell so many of them and fulfill you. you have the same problem, though. you would have to fill so many orders, and it's just not worth it to me, which is exactly why I don't teach free, just pay shipping. if you guys ever want me to make a video like that, I could make it just for the sake of making it, but I yeah, it's just a waste of time, guys. you're not gonna make any profit that way. so that's why I don't promote free, just pay shipping, and I think that pretty much covers it. so, yeah, I use 0.99 on my prices. it's more professional, and I'm all about finding products that you can make a decent profit on, or products that are just able to be marked up by at least you know, ten, fifteen, twenty dollars, that or more, but that'll come down to you. so that's my tip on that one.
Galleria Shopify Theme Overview and Features
hi there, this is Tim from mile-high themes comm. I'm the creator of the Galleria theme and this video is designed to give you a brief overview of some of the themes great features. we'll start by toking about the three different style presets or demos that are included with this theme. we have Empire, which you see here, which is a large inventory tik bags demo. we also have show room, which is a small to medium inventory office furniture demo, and finally, boutique, which is a small to medium fashion demo. so the theme comes with these three style presets already built in. that allows you to quickly and easily match the color schemes and a few other options by just clicking a button to match these. but, of course, the theme is available to be used on just about any product line. we think it's one of the most versatile themes out there. so if you have a store for anything from a very large inventory to even a single product, we think that this theme is a great choice for you. it's got some great homepage sections that really make it possible to do just about anything you want and it's suitable for just about any product line. so we'll continue with the Empire demo to show you some of the different features of the homepage. first of all, we'll tok about this column slideshow, which we're really proud of. you can have two, three or four columns in this slideshow. we think this is an excellent alternative to a traditional sliding, rotating slideshow that you see on pretty much every other theme out there. so, for example, some recent studies have been done on the effectiveness of slideshows and they say that people just don't stik around on the homepage long enough to view all the content. so, for example, let's say you had five different slides on your homepage and they rotate it every seven seconds. that would means someone would need to stay at your homepage for approximately thirty five seconds to see all those slides and see all the content. you're presenting them and people just start willing to do that. so we came up with this unique approach for a slideshow. the has the text content available to see at anytime and as you hover over the different columns, the image changes to give the person a glimpse of what that content is all about. so no need to wait for anything and it still achieves what people want with a slideshow. so we're really proud of that feature. we think it's a great feature and you'll really enjoy it. you can have this display in full screen, so it shows the full screen as you see here, or you can also make it shorter in height. some different intervals of heights are available in the theme settings. this arrow here when it's full screen, indicates that there is more content to see on your page, so people aren't left thinking this is all there is. so we'll click that and scroll down, check out some of the sections that are included. this is a traditional collections list, showing a list of collections, obviously, so you can specify a certain number of collections to show here and whichever ones you want, and they'll show in this method. we also have a video option here where you can have a video from YouTube or Vimeo play when you click this button and it'll play right in the window here. it doesn't take you away from your site. you can pause and close that whenever you want and it goes right back to this background image that you can choose. you can also have the video play automatikally, which you might have seen, as I showed you briefly the boutique demo. we have that in action. further down, we have a simple list of products from any collection you specify. we've got this gallery of images where you can choose an image and link it to whichever, whatever content you like. it's very symmetrical and also has the option to add some padding between these if you don't like this sort of seamless look. we've got a scrolling widget of testimonials here. you can use this for customer testimonials or press clippings or whatever you see fit, and we'll rotate through those. we've got a Google map function here, where you just input your address in theme settings and a very nice Google map will appear with a pin. you can also specify some text over here if you like. we can show the two, three or four latest blog posts from your blog right on the home page in this nice format. we've got a social media with it, which can scroll Twitter tweets or Instagram content over here. you can have both of them active if you wish, or just one, and it will show the full screen if you just have one available. we've got this newsletter function that follows you on every page of the site, so it's a really great way to engage your customers, get them to sign up for your mailing list. you can choose a background image and the text here. and finally, the footer where you can specify to have columns of links, text or HTML or a newsletter, sign up again with social media links. you can put these in any order you want and have as many columns as you want, up to four. so that's a look at some of the sections. there's a total of 13 included with theme in total, and that's just a few of them. we also, of note, have a standard slideshow available that just rotates slides that you might be used to if you like. that. that's in action on our showroom demo. and then we have this awesome video hero where you can just have a nice video playing in the background with some text overlaid on it. again, you can specify a height for this. YouTube or Vimeo is supported. we have three different styles of navigation options for the theme. this is called the horizontal menu and it allows for multi column mega menus. so this is great for larger inventory stores to categorize your products, collections or whatever you wish into these column menus. you can have single two, three or four columns for your menus and you can add those to any menu item pretty easily. we've got a tutorial that explains how to do that as well, as well as another video. we've got touring interface- again. we've got search up here and your currency selector and your card icons for this partikular menu style. do you prefer something a little more minimal? we've got as minimal as can be on display in our showroom demo, where you just have this navigation icon that just follows you down the page. you can tap or click that and you see a list of links over here on the left in this nice flyout menu and drop down capabilities with that as well got your search and card icons still available here. so this is a really sleek contemporary design. we've also got a more traditional menu icon over here that pulls out that same menu that I showed you before. you can specify the colors for these and you've got your search and card icons visible. so those are the three different menu styles. on mobile that goes to this as the default, so you can open your pop out menu with this link quickly. in this demo we also have an announcement bar enabled so you can put some text up here to promote a sale or whatever you wish and have a link to it too, if you like. the back at the Empire demo we're gonna go ahead and jump to a collection page. see what that looks like, the kind of features we have here. we've got sorting capabilities by a bunch of different options here. I've got two different styles for the grid of products. this is the very minimal style where you can just see the images and as you hover you see the title of the product as well as the price and the quick view link. another option, as you can see in our showroom demo, is a more traditional style look, with the product title always visible and the price and quick view button visible, so you can choose between those two options. we've got a great quick view feature that's really unique, that not any other theme has ever shown- that I am aware of anyway- where when you click, click view instead of the traditional pop-up that sort of disables everything behind it, it just drags down this little drawer. you can add the Prada right to your cart right from here or you can full view the full product details- this also.