Alternate product template

Product page template

The Alternate product template (alternate-product) includes a Product details section to provide a different page layout. The product details section displays the product description and custom details widgets below the product media.

Shopify | Products are created and edited in your Shopify admin. See Shopify's Products manual ↗ to learn add and manage products.

Quick setup

To start using the Alternate product template:

  • Customize the alternate-product template in the theme editor.

    • Start by editing the template style and layout, then set up the product detail blocks.

  • When your template is ready, assign the template in the Shopify admin to make it live.

Edit alternate product template

The Alternate product template includes an added Product details section that displays the product description and details below the product media.

We recommend first editing the preset sections and hiding any sections you won't use. Then, you can add other theme sections to further customize your page.


In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Use the Templates selector to open Products > alternate-template.

  2. Under "PREVIEW", click Change and select the product that you want to use the alternate template.

    A warning symbol (!) next to the page name means that the template is not yet assigned. You can click the page name to go to your Shopify admin when you’re ready to assign the template.

  3. Under Product details, click the Description block and set the Style to Paragraph, Accordion open, or Accordion closed.

  4. Edit preset theme sections to add custom page content and styles.

  5. Under Template, click (+) Add section to further customize your page with theme sections.

    Click and hold the drag and drop handles ⋮⋮ to change the order of sections.

  6. Click Save.

Set up product detail widgets

The Product details widgets are dropdown accordions that display core details like shipping, returns, and payment options to build trust with your customers with a customizable layout. You can also display payment badges and a shipping estimator button.


In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Use the Templates selector to open Products > alternate-product.

  2. Click the Payment, Security, or Shipping block to open their settings.

  3. (Optional.) Change the Icon next to the title of your widget or set it to None.

  4. Change the Title text to display as the widget heading.

    We recommended a short title of just a few words.

  5. Add Text.

    We recommend adding a brief description.

    Use the formatting buttons to add bold, italics, or links.

  6. For the Payment or Shipping widgets, choose to Show payment options or Show shipping estimator

  7. Add a Title.

  8. (Optional.) Click and drag the ⋮⋮ icon to change the order of the widget blocks:

  9. Click Save.

Assign alternate product template

In your Shopify admin, you need to assign the alternate-product template to publish your changes to your live store. Follow the steps when you're done customizing the template.


In your Shopify admin:

  1. Click Products.

  2. Click to open the product that you want to use the alternate template.

  3. Click the Theme template menu and select landing to assign the template to your page.

    Note: Templates can't be assigned on unpublished themes. Your changes to templates will be saved and can be assigned when you buy and publish the theme.

  4. Click Save.


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Product template

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