Show Homepage Hero Block
Enable this option to display the images from Storefront > Home Page Carousel on the homepage.
Choose between Storyboard (Recommended) or Carousel
Storyboard mode permanently displays your hero images and messages next to and underneath the Sign in box on the home page, giving more visibility to each individual item.
The content will automatically adapt to the number of slides that have been set up in the carousel system. Set up the slides exactly how you would the classic mode carousel.
We recommend this mode because data proves that a sliding carousel is largely ignored, and that slides after the first one aren’t seen.
If they are not set up correctly, as is often the case, then they simply waste screen space. We have compiled a number of reports that show why you shouldn’t use them. For further insights, read the following articles:
- Auto-Forwarding Carousels and Accordions Annoy Users and Reduce Visibility
- Don’t Use Automatic Image Sliders or Carousels
- Sliders Suck
If you prefer to use this mode, please note that you should set up clear calls to action to avoid visitors ignoring the carousel.
For information about how to set up your hero images, see Image Sizes.
Configure the number of products displayed for the Featured Products, Most Popular Products and New Products Panels.