Featured Categories

Learn how to configure and use the featured categories home page module. In your control panel, go to Storefront > My Themes, and click the blue "Customize" button to launch Theme Editor. In the left hand column of the Theme Editor, click the panel labelled 'Home Page Featured Categories'

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We have included a custom panel that will pull in specific categories that you want to feature. This is flexible enough for the store owner to determine which categories they want to feature without having to base it off an existing category structure.

Check the box to enable this feature.

Setup

Once activated, the panel will search for a category you have designated as the top level featured category. You can do this in your control panel by creating a new category, or choosing an existing one. Under the chosen category, add new sub categories - these will appear as featured categories on the home page.

You can assign existing products to appear under these featured categories in addition to their current category assignments.

Set the name of this category in the ‘Featured Category Name’ field. Note that this field has a 64 character limit and is case sensitive.

The panel will locate the specified top level category, and providing it contains subcategories, will list those as the “Featured Categories” on the homepage. We recommend setting up a category image in the control panel for each featured category that is pulled through into the grid.

Hide Category Names in the Grid

If you have uploaded images to your featured categories that already include text, check this option to prevent the text label for each category appearing.

This will prevent the “Featured Categories” title from appearing above the grid, if you want the theme to show a grid of images directly below the main hero image.

Activating this option will hide the specified top level “featured” category from the main navigation bar.