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.
You can upload a custom background image if you'd like under Background. We recommend a 1024 x 768 .jpg file. If your image is small, you can choose whether to repeat it horizontally, vertically, both horizontally and vertically, or not at all from the Repeat your background dropdown. You can also specify the position of your background image from the Background position dropdown.
Virtually every color in Editions is customizable, with clear self-explanatory names in the settings. The colors are organized into three categories: General, Text, Buttons, and Sales/Sold out banners.
Click on the swatch to edit the colors. A popup with a color selector will appear, which allows you to adjust and experiment with custom colors.
Editions comes with more than a dozen hand-picked fonts for your store. Custom fonts can be set for your store’s Heading, Body, and Accent textusing the corresponding dropdown menu.
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. You can also select an image from your media library.
The Product grid settings allow you to make global changes to the way users view and interact with your products. Here, you can Enable 'Sale/Sold out' banner, as well as specify the styling of the quick shop feature (it's that '+' sign or cart icon that appears when you hover over a product). You will first have to ensure that Enable quick shop is selected, then you can select the Icon style and decide whether or not you want to Show quantity selector in the quick shop modal.
Editions supports social icons for Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram, Flickr, Vimeo, and YouTube. Simply enter in your account URL in the relevant account field and the social icons will automatically appear in your footer (if, that is, you have added a Social accounts block to your Footer section).
Shopify works in virtually every country and every currency. With Editions, 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.