Using the theme editor with Atlantic

Theme editor

Once you've uploaded your theme, it's time to make it your own. While all of your products, collections, pages, and navigation will be configured in the Shopify admin, any changes you make to the look and feel of your store will happen in the theme editor. You'll access it by navigating to Online Store > Themes and then clicking the Customize button beside the theme. 

Atlantic as published theme in Online store

Once inside, you can see that the theme editor is divided into two tabs:  Sections and Theme settings


The Sections tab contains all of the sections that are available to you in Atlantic. Essentially, sections are the building blocks of your store, allowing you to assemble pages from customizable, moveable components. You can add, remove, and reorder sections, as well as access the customization features for each from the Sections tab.

Sections being moved around via cursor drag and drop

Theme settings

The  Theme settings tab lets you make global changes to the look of your store, such as Typography, Colors, and Social media.

Theme settings in theme editor sidebar

Pro tips

Most of the time you spend in the theme editor will be on either the Sections or Theme settings. There are a few other helpful tools to note, as well.

Theme actions menu in theme editor sidebar

The Theme actions menu attached to your theme name contains a few handy links. 

View theme will open a new tab or window to see how the saved content will display from the customer's point of view. This will be called Preview theme if the theme is still in the draft stage.

If you're fluent in  Liquid (Shopify's templating language) you can kick your customizations up a notch by digging into the theme's code by selecting Edit code. If not, our support team will be more than happy to put you in touch with someone who is.

Finally, Edit languages lets you both change the language of your theme and checkout, as well as customize the terminology that is used throughout your store.

Device preview selector in theme editor

Above the right-side preview, you can change the device view. This allows you to get a sense of how your store appears in mobile (left), desktop with settings sidebar (center), and full-window desktop (right).

Theme styles

Atlantic includes four different Theme styles that curate your store's colors, fonts, and styles for you. 

Check out our store demos to see the  LightModernOrganic, and Chic styles in action.

To select the Theme style you would like to use in your store, open the Theme settings tab. At the bottom, select the Change theme style button. Here, you can preview the theme styles and select the one that's right for your store.*

Theme style selector with four choices

*Note that applying and saving a new theme style will overwrite your current style settings, however you will not lose any content from your store. It's always a good idea to make a  backup copy of your theme before you start making customizations. Use the duplicate copy as your working version until you're ready to publish it.

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