“How can I show off blog posts on my home page?”

You can set up a section on your storefront to show off latest blog posts. You need a blog with at least three posts in order to use this feature.

Featured blog section

You’ll also need to make sure your blog posts are set up with featured images and blog excerpts.

Featured blog
Select the blog you would like to feature on the storefront.

You can also customize your blog indexes. See the main blog settings article for more information.

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