Handy's general settings

The General settings tab (located to the right of the Sections tab) lets you make global changes to the look and feel of your store, including typography, text and background color, as well as links to your social media accounts. Here's the nitty-gritty on everything you'll find there.

Favicon

A favicon (also known as a  website icon, tab icon, or bookmark icon) is a small icon that represents your website and provides a shortcut to it wherever the icon appears. There are a whole bunch of sites that can help you generate a favicon for your store, or you can create your own.

Once you have an image you want to use, upload it under the Favicon setting of the theme editor (Handy requires a 32 x 32 .png file). You can also select an image from your media library.

Color

Virtually every color in Handy is customizable, with clear self-explanatory names in the settings. Click on a swatch to edit the colors. A popup with a color selector will appear, which allows you to adjust and experiment with custom colors.

The checkered box on the left signifies "transparent," while the box to the left represents the color you've selected. You can also enter a specific color hex code in the bottom right corner if you wish.

There's also an option to Use highlighted bottom bar. This refers to the "sticky" bottom bar that appears on your store's product, collection, and checkout pages. Selecting it will apply your accent color to the background of the bottom bar on these pages (but only on larger screens).

Typography

Handy comes with a curated selection of hand-picked fonts for your store. Custom fonts can be set for your store’s HeadingsBody text, and Buttons & labels using the corresponding dropdown menu.

Currency

Shopify works in virtually every country and every currency. With Handy, you can cater to international customers with a currency converter that displays as a dropdown menu in the header of your store. This allows customers to dynamically update their prices throughout your shop.

After enabling the converter by checking Enable currency conversion, you can choose which currencies are supported and how they're displayed.

Under Format, you can choose whether or not to display the currency acronym on product and collection pages (e.g. $10.00 CAD vs. $10.00).

Under Supported currencies, you can select which currencies you want to allow users to display when browsing your store. Be sure to use the country's  ISO currency code, and separate each with a space. Note that exchange rates used by Shopify are refreshed twice a day based on rates at XE.com.

You'll also set the Default currency on this page. This is the currency that will display when a user first lands on your site, i.e. before they have had a chance to use the currency customizer. This is different from your store's Operating currency, which is the currency you use to process orders. You can set your operating currency in the Shopify admin under Settings>General>Standards and formats.

Social media

ACCOUNTS

Handy supports social icons for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, Vimeo, and YouTube. You can also enable your blog's RSS feed and add your email here.

The links to your accounts will display in your footer, but  only if you have checked Enable social accounts under the Footer section settings.

Checkout

Under the Checkout section of the theme editor, you can add custom banner images, logos, and backgrounds, as well as customize the fonts and colors used throughout the checkout process.

BANNER

The banner is the top section of the checkout screen where your store name appears. By default, it is transparent (or whatever color your store’s background is) however you can customize it by uploading a custom Background image. We recommend uploading an 1000 x 400px image.

LOGO

If you want to add your store’s logo to the checkout page, simply upload a Custom image. You can use your storefront logo or you can upload a different one instead. You can also define the Position and Logo size by making a selection from the bottom two menus.

MAIN CONTENT AREA

The main content area is the left side of the checkout screen where a user inputs their email and shipping address. If you’d like to use a custom background here, upload an image or use the color picker to select a Background color. You also have two options for the color of the Form fields—white or transparent.

ORDER SUMMARY

The order summary is the right side of the checkout screen where customers can review the details of their order. You can either upload an image or use the color picker to select a Background color.

TYPOGRAPHY

You can customize both the Headings and Body font of the checkout screen by selecting fonts from the appropriate dropdown menu.

COLORS

You can customize the colors that appear on the checkout page under Colors. You can see which areas correspond to each section (AccentsButtons, and Errors) by watching how changes are processed in the preview screen.

You can customize more of the checkout settings from the Shopify admin.