The Header appears at the top of each page so customers can navigate your store with ease. Choose from multiple styles and layouts, add Mega navigation menus for large catalogs, enable a transparent header, and more.

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Watch our video for navigation tips for your large-catalog Shopify store.

Set up main menu

By default, the header menu is set to the Main menu found in your Shopify Admin. If you created a separate menu, go to the theme editor (Customize) to change the selected menu for your Header.


In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Under the Main menu section, click Change and Change menu.

  2. Select a menu from your Shopify admin that you want to use.

  3. Select a Menu interaction mode to change how dropdown menus open.

    Select either Click to open or Hover to open.

Customer account icon

The customer account icon appears by default when customer accounts are enabled in your Shopify admin. Go to your admin Settings > Customer accounts to find the Show login link in the header of online store and at checkout option.

Shopify | Customer accounts is a Shopify feature. Our theme support cannot provide code customizations to remove the customer icon. See Shopify's Customer accounts ↗ manual to learn more.

Settings reference


Change the layout of the logo, search bar, and menus. Choose to enable the sticky header and a drop shadow.

Upload your logo image and adjust the width.

Enable a transparent header background when at the top of the page. You can use an alternate logo and text color.

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Highlight a top-level menu item with a custom color


Change the cart icon and hide icon labels.

Enable a quick-sign in menu for customers. See Shopify's Customer accounts manual to learn more.

Choose to show the search bar and change the mobile search appearance.

Set up multi-column dropdown menus with promotional features to put your products collections on display

Related links

Logo image Header layout Mega navigation Transparent header

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