Blog posts template


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The Blog Post template provides the design and layout of your blog post articles. Publish Blog posts to share store announcements, updates, and featured content, and help increase organic traffic to your site.

This guide explains how to set up the blog posts page template using theme sections, and includes tips and recommendations to get you started.

Quick setup

For the blog posts template, you first need to add blog posts in your Shopify admin. Then, in the theme editor, you can customize the posts template.

Tip | Check out Shopify's guide on How to start a blog and grow your audience.

Add blog posts in Shopify admin

Before editing the Blog post template, you need to add at least one blog post in your Shopify admin.

The blog posts template will use your blog post's Featured image, Title, Content, Tags, Published date and Author.

Shopify | Blog posts are a Shopify feature. See Shopify's guides to create a blog and add blog posts.

Edit blog posts template

The Blogs post template includes a default layout to get you started. You can customize the Content width and the Featured image. The blocks for Title, Content, and Pagination are used to display information from your Shopify admin and do not have additional settings.


In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Use the Templates selector to open Blog posts > Default blog posts.

  2. Click Change in the "PREVIEW" section to select which blog post to preview while making edits.

  3. In the Featured image section, click Add image to upload an image file.

    There are no required dimensions. We recommend using the same shape and size for all blog images with a minimum width of 2048px for optimal quality across all devices.

  4. In the Excerpt section, add a summary of your post.

    If left blank, Ira will automatically display the first few sentences of the post.

  5. Add social share buttons so customers can quickly share posts to their social media accounts:

  6. Click Save

The blog posts template display the featured image added in your Shopify admin. Go to your Shopify admin to upload images for your blog posts.


In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Click the Featured image block to open the settings.

    To hide blog post featured images, click the Eye icon to hide the block or Remove block in the block settings.

  2. Use the Max width of image slider to increase or decrease the width in pixels.

  3. Select an Image aspect ratio to crop your image to Square, Landscape, or Portrait.

    The default Natural setting will display the original orientation of your image.

  4. Click Save.

Enable post comments

In the Shopify admin, you can choose to enable comments. Ira displays a simple comment form with fields for Name, Email, and Message.

Shopify | Blog posts comments are a Shopify feature. See Shopify's guides for Managing comments on blog posts.

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