“How does the blog work?”

Your blog page displays your latest blog posts and is customizable post by post.

Featured blog section

To make your blog page look great, you’ll need to make sure your blog posts are set up with featured images and blog excerpts.

Show author

You can choose to show or hide the author name for each blog post. Here’s instructions on setting this up:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to the Online Store > Themes page and use the Customize theme button to start customizing your themes.
  2. In the preview of your store on the right side of the page, navigate to your blog’s index.
    If your blog isn’t in your navigation menu yet, you need to put it there first.
  3. From the list of settings, open the Blog settings.
  4. Select or deselect the Show author checkbox.
Show author
Select this checkbox to show the author name for each blog post.

Set up a blog excerpt

You can change the featured text for each blog post. Shopify calls this a blog excerpt While adding or editing a blog post, you can add the blog excerpt by selecting the Add an excerpt… link underneath the post editor.

You can set a featured image for each blog post. While adding or editing a blog post, upload a high-resolution image to the Featured Image section. This is the image that is displayed on the storefront and on blog index pages.

Width Height
1440 pixels* 1440 pixels*

* Recommended dimensions. On individual blog post pages, your image scales up to the full width of the page.

We recommend square (1:1) images for your blog’s featured images because square images will not be cropped. However, if you don’t mind your images being cropped, you can use images with other aspect ratios, too.

How does image cropping work?

For the featured blog section and any blog index, Ira crops your featured image into a square. It starts from the center of the photo and goes outward until it finds edges.

Here’s an example of how Ira crops a portrait image (the displayed image has been colored in):

Blog featured image