Atlantic's static pages
Shopify stores come with a page creation tool, which you can use to generate pages containing information that rarely changes, and that customers will use often, such as an About page or a Contact page. You can add as many pages as you like to your store under Online store>Pages, and configure where they appear under Online store>Menus.
There are also a few pages that are generated and populated automatically, but which you can customize by navigating to them in the theme editor and finding their section settings. These include the Cart page, Search page, 404 page, and Password page. We'll cover the settings for each below.
Create a new page
From your Shopify admin, navigate to Online store>Pages. Click the Add page button to open a new page template.
From here, you can enter the Title and Content in the space provided, as well as set the Visibility and select a Page template. You’ll notice that Atlantic comes with two templates: a general page template (which you could use to create an FAQ or return policy page), and a contact.page template (which creates a contact form designed specifically for your Contact page).
Online shoppers these days aren't just interested in what they're buying—they're also interested in who they're buying it from. That's exactly what your about page is for: connecting with your customers, building trust, and establishing your brand.
You can create an about page the same way you would any other page: by going into your Shopify admin, navigating to Online store>Pages and creating a new page titled "About us" or "Our story" or anything else you want!
Adding a contact page to your store is a quick and easy way of engaging your customers. To create a contact page you will first need to create a new page. Scroll to the bottom right of the screen and select page.contact from the Template dropdown menu. This will create a simple form on the page that will look something like this:
You can add a Title and Content above the form in the page editor screen. If you want to add a map to your contact page (as we have) you can grab the embed code from Google maps and paste it into your page editor. Just click the "Share" option in Google Maps and copy the code below "Embed map."
The Cart page is the first page customers see when they begin the checkout process. It shows a summary of the items and quantities they have added to their cart, and a total of how much it will cost them. In Atlantic, users can also add "special instructions" for the seller and estimate their shipping fees on this page. If you're trying to customize the Checkout process, you'll access those settings from the General settings tab (you can also scroll down to that section of the documentation below).
Select whether or not to Show breadcrumbs on your cart page by checking the box at the top. Breadcrumbs are a secondary navigation that show the current location of a visitor on your website, and how they got there (think Hansel and Gretel). Note that there are multiple places where breadcrumbs can appear on your site, but checking this setting will affect only your cart page.
Atlantic also gives you the option to Enable shipping calculator—a tool that automatically fetches shipping rates on the cart page of your store, letting customers calculate their fees before completing checkout.
Click the Enable shipping calculator box, then use the text box to set your Default country selection. If you're unsure of spelling, you can refer to the dropdown on the first page of the Shopify checkout process. Note that if a customer has logged in and configured their shipping address their country will automatically be used.
Search result page
The search result page gets its name from the fact that it is, in fact, where search results appear. Atlantic has a search function in its header, and any time someone initiates a search query, the results will be presented on this page. You can customize the page by searching for something—anything!— in the theme editor and then opening up the Search result page section that appears.
Select whether or not to Show breadcrumbs on your search result page by checking the box at the top. Breadcrumbs are a secondary navigation that show the current location of a visitor on your website, and how they got there (think Hansel and Gretel). Note that there are multiple places where breadcrumbs can appear on your site, but checking this setting will affect only your search result page page.
Atlantic comes with two distinct pagination styles: Standard pagination and Jump-to-page pagination. The former allows users only to click through pages in sequence (displaying as "Page 1 of 5" with "Previous" and "Next" links), while the latter allows users to jump to the page they want (displaying links to all the pages in a collection). Note that while you can set the pagination for your store in many different places, this setting applies only to the pagination of your search result pages.
The 404 error message is intended to communicate that the requested page could not be found. If a visitor lands on a page that doesn't exit, a 404 message will show. You can customize these pages by opening a non-existent page in the theme editor. An easy way to do this is to navigate to a collections page, and then add some extra characters to it. Hit enter and you should see the 404 pages section appear under Sections in the sidebar.
Select whether or not to Show breadcrumbs on your cart page by checking the box at the top. Breadcrumbs are a secondary navigation that show the current location of a visitor on your website, and how they got there (think Hansel and Gretel). Note that there are multiple places where breadcrumbs can appear on your site, but checking this setting will affect only your 404 page.
If your visitor lands on a page that doesn’t exist, Atlantic gives you the option of showing them a collection of your choice so they can continue shopping. Just choose a Collection from the dropdown, and products from that collection will display.
If you haven’t yet launched your store, but want to let you visitors know that you’ll be opening soon, you can customize your password protected page. To do this, go to the theme editor and open any page. Then locate the
/editor#/piece of the URL and add to it:
Your URL should look something like this:
When it does, you should see the Password pages section appear under Sections in the sidebar.
In the settings, you can upload a Background image and choose to Show social icons on your password page by checking the box.