Join Patrick Rauland for an in-depth discussion in this video Create a page, part of Shopify Essential Training.
- [Instructor] With Shopify, you can create and edit as many static pages as you want. We already have a default About page, let's go in and edit that. We can find it in our Admin, under Online Store, and then Pages. I'll go ahead and go into our About Us page just by clicking on it, and here we can see a basic About Us page. The title is About Us, and there might be some default content. In this case I added this myself already. Let's go ahead and get rid of this default simple content, and I've already copied some content onto my clipboard.
I'll paste that in with a Control V. If you don't know where to start on how to write an About page, Shopify has some great tips in one of their blog posts here. You can follow this little formula, about talking about sharing your story, not adding too much and then write your About page after reading this blog post. Once you've written it, you can write it in this WYSIWYG Editor, that's what it's called. WYSIWYG stands for "What You See Is What You Get." So we can do things like bold and italicized text.
We can also add links, add images, indent, add bullet points, all sorts of things. It's just like editing something in Microsoft Word. There are two features that are worth pointing out that you might not be familiar with. The first is Clear Formatting. This is really helpful when you copy and paste something into this editor. A lot of other editors will add all sorts of weird extra formatting attached to your text, and it might copy over. In fact, this is what happened right here. I copied this from Excel and you can see there's a weird border around my text.
So what you can do is you can select all of the text, I just did Command A, and then you can click Clear Formatting, and that'll get rid of any extra stuff. In this case, it only got rid of the bold and italicized, and this is when you use the second tool, Show HTML. I'll go into Show HTML, you can see there's this extra stuff which look like HTML tables. I will get rid of anything that looks like HTML and now I will go back to the regular editor, and just add a regular space, and that looks a lot better.
Let's go ahead and save this page. We'll click save, and if we want, we can click view. There's our About Page. Not too bad. I'll close this and now we'll go and we'll create a brand new page. So we'll click Add Page and since this theme doesn't have a contact page, we're going to create one. So call this Contact Us and under Template, we're going to see if there's a page dot contact template here. Now each theme will have different templates available to you, but most themes will have a page dot contact template or something similar to this.
When you select a template like this, it'll automatically include extra fields. In this case, it'll actually include a contact form. So without adding any extra copy, let's just see what the default empty page looks like. We'll click Save and then View, and you can see it automatically added this whole form for us. Let's just go back and add a little bit more information right here. I'm just going to go to my Excel file where I have the copy and I will open this up and copy our address.
I'll go back to my browser and I'll paste that in. After this, we'll click save, we'll double check the page one more time just to make sure it all looks good. That's looking pretty good for me. And we're done. Later, we're going to add this new page to our navigation so people can actually find it.
- Using Shopify as an online store
- Setting up an account
- Listing products for sale
- Best practices for adding images
- Configuring shipping settings
- Defining shipping zones and rates
- Integrating with other services
- Setting up payment settings
- Adding Apple Pay and PayPal
- Customizing the site
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Shopify
2. Getting Started
3. Setting Up Products
5. Set Up Shipping
6. Set Up Payment
7. Collect Taxes
8. Customize Your Shopify Theme
9. Add Shopify Pages and Blog Posts
10. Manage Orders
11. Manage Your Site
12. Adding Apps
13. Sales Channels
14. Launch Your Store
15. Sell in Store
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