Your Shopify store comes with a powerful built-in blogging engine. Blogs are great for content that you can update regularly. While many stores maintain only one, some feature multiple blogs to better categorize the content.
All your blogging is done through the Shopify admin (to get your Shopify blog up and running, see their instructions), but when it comes to customizing how your blog displays, that is controlled through the theme editor.
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Your blog page provides users with an index of your blog posts. Some stores choose to rename this page 'News' or 'Journal'.
To access the settings for these pages, navigate to your blog in the theme editor and then click Blog pages under the Sections tab.
- Show RSS link: This allows users to "subscribe" to a stripped-down version of your content in an RSS reader.
- Show date published: Enable to show the date published above the post title.
- Show post author: Enable to show the post author's name beside the date (also above the post title).
- Show post excerpt: This shows an excerpt of your post on the blog page. You can customize the text that appears from the blog post editor in your Shopify admin.
- Set a Featured post: This option allows you to showcase a recent, popular, or important post at the top of the first blog index post. Click Select article to assign the blog post to feature. If you need to make some changes before giving it priority treatment, you can use the Edit article shortcut.
- Set the Posts per page: Superstore allows you to display 6, 9, or 12 posts per blog page.
Every time you publish a new article (or post) to your store's blog, Shopify will generate a new page and URL for it. To access the settings for these pages, navigate to any blog post in the theme editor and then click Article pages under the Sections tab.
- Show date published: This shows a date stamp at the top of each article.
- Show post author: This shows the post author's name at the top of each article (besides the date, if enabled).
- Use share buttons: This appends a small series of social icons to the bottom of each of your posts, allowing readers to share your posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.