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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I use the two column layout for blogs?

Go into your blog page in the theme editor, scroll down to the content section and select the blog you wish to show in a magazine layout.  Select the blog and choose an appropriate image. That blog will then use the magazine layout.

How do I show color swatches?

Show swatches using a simple css color method OR by using your own swatch color files.

Select which option name to use. e.g. Color, Pattern, Couleur

The css color method automatically shows swatches for variant options with color names matching those in this list.

The uploaded images method (supported from version 1.1.6) will pull in your swatch colors from png image files added as Assets in your store.  This means you can use any color name and any image - even stripes!

Find out more information about setting up swatches and naming your files in our Swatches guide in General Theme Settings

What is a collection page feature header?

A collection page feature header allows you to show your collection featured image and a product at the top of a collection page. You will need to be viewing the relevant collection to see the result.

Can I create a page that lists out just some of my collections?

Yes, you can edit the collections shown on the collections listing page in the theme editor. Or, if you want to create multiple collection listing pages, this article explains how. Just skip the "Create your new page template" section, as the theme already includes a "page.list-collections" template.

Can I remove the Shopify and Clean Canvas text in the footer?

Yes, you can change static text labels in your store in the Language Editor

Does the theme include a newsletter sign up?

Yes, you can collect customer emails into your admin using a sign up box. This theme has a row for the homepage, and an option to show the signup in the footer. Many marketing platforms also have Shopify apps which are great for more complex requirements.

How do I show products in my blog articles?

Just add a link to a product in the blog post and those products will be shown automatically at the end of the article.

Can I change the payment icons?

Payment icons are pulled directly from Shopify based on your payment settings. You can change these (although we wouldn't advise it!), by hiring a Shopify Expert.

Can I shorten blog articles on my homepage?

Yes, create a summary by clicking on the add excerpt link below your blog article content.

Where are my product page settings?

Navigate to your product detail page to see the section settings. Other product settings that apply across your store can be found under the general theme settings tab.

How do I get the latest theme version to see new features?

Previous purchasers can get a FREE download of the latest theme version for the same store for which it was bought. This Shopify article explains more.

Where can I find out more about Boost features?

We've written a blog post to explain more about how to use the theme's special sales driving features.

General theme settings

Theme styles

The Boost theme is available in 3 styles - Spark, Flourish and Inspire.

Choose your theme style in the Theme Settings tab. Applying a theme style will overwrite any existing settings in your Theme Settings tab and will affect cross store elements such as your fonts, cart behavior, and social media icons. Your section specific settings won't be affected.


Set a radius if you would like rounded corners for images, buttons and overlays.


Choose whether to show another product image on larger screens using the show secondary image on hover setting.

The theme also includes a quick buy option which can even be used on product labels.


Type the option name for your color variants e.g. Color, Pattern, Couleur, Farbe

The option name must match the option name used in your products.

Boost theme swatch settings

Next, choose your swatch source to be either CSS colors or uploaded images.

CSS color method

1. Go to a product in your Admin and ensure each of your color variants has an exact name from this list.

2. Your swatch colors will then be shown automatically.

Uploaded Images method

1. Create a small png file for each color. (40px x 40px is a good size.)

The name of the png file must match the "handle-ized" version of the variant name.

  • Use only lowercase letters
  • Replace any spaces with a dash
  • Remove any special characters


  • "Coral Red" would require a file named "coral-red.png"
  • "Waldgrün" would require a file named "waldgrun.png"
  • "Blue-green" would require a file named "blue-green.png"

2. Go to the theme code files (Actions > Edit code) and open up the Assets folder

3. Click on Add a new asset and upload your new image files

4. Your swatch colors will be shown

Note: If you only have one color available, swatches will not be shown on the collection page. The uploaded images method for swatches is only available from Boost theme version 1.1.6. Due to the requirement to add new asset files, you will need to buy the theme before you can upload color swatch images using the uploaded images method.


To stay on the same page after clicking add to cart and show a slide out cart drawer summary, choose the option drawer.


Choose whether to search only products or also include page content and blog articles.


Allow customers to choose another currency to view prices in your stores. Note, customers will always have to checkout in your store's base currency.

Header section


The Boost theme has separate options for a desktop and mobile logo - use this if you want to use a different logo on mobile devices.

Tip: Upload a double-sized logo image, and enter half of its width (in pixels) above, to show super-sharp on retina screens.
Announcement bar

Add an announcement bar at the top of your Boost Shopify theme site, to promote your latest offers - add a link to a specific product or offer page too.


The Boost theme supports both a standard 3 tier drop down navigation and full-width mega menu. The theme switches the menu into full-width mode when every link inside a dropdown also has a dropdown. Create menus in your store following the usual Shopify method explained here.

Menu promotion

Show promotional images in your desktop menu by scrolling to the bottom of the Header settings and selecting 'Add menu promotion'. Enter the menu link title (e.g. Shop) then choose the image, link and text to display. Only one menu image can be added per top level menu link.

Store messages

You can add store messages, up to 3, that sit under the main menu bar.


Keep an 'always open' prominent header search bar on desktop using the setting show open search bar.

Footer section

The primary menu can show menus up to two levels deep. Sub-menus will be shown in columns under the top level link. The secondary menu does not support sub-menus.  Links will be shown as a single line next to the payment icons.

Dynamic homepage sections

Home page sections can be added, hidden or re-arranged to best fit your store. Choose to show blog posts, products, collections, images, text, videos, slideshows, a map, your instagram feed on your homepage in any order you like.

Get the look

Group together up to 3 products from different collections in a special "Get the look" home page section.

Product labels

Add and position product labels directly onto your images in the slideshow, full width image, split image, and promotional collection home page sections.  

Set the horizontal and vertical positions for the product label. Choose a transparent or coloured background. Be sure to test the results on different screen sizes.

Other page sections

These sections are shown based on the page you are currently viewing in the theme editor.

Collection pages

Feature header settings

Choose a standard or feature header layout for collection pages. The feature header includes the option to select a featured product to show in the header as a stand-out row on the first page of your collection. You will need to be viewing the selected collection in the Theme Editor to see the featured header.

When using the feature header layout, use the same background color for a given collection across your store for consistent branding.

Product tags can be added to products to help customers filter the products on a collection page. You can also create two specific filters using tag groups.

Collections lists

Choose a grid or magazine layout.

Product pages

Choose the description position (separate row, above or below the cart button) and use tabs and a size chart to make it easier for customers to understand your products.

Recently viewed and product recommendations from the same collection can be shown at the bottom of the product page. Recently viewed product images will appear smaller than product recommendations.

Blog pages

Featured products

The Boost theme shows products in your articles, blog page and homepage blog section, as soon as you add links to products anywhere in your blog article content. Simply add links within your blog article to any number of products in your store to have them display in the blog section on your homepage and in your blog and article pages. See example on our demo store.

Shop the story
Magazine layout

Choose to show some blogs in a magazine layout. You will need to be viewing the selected blog to see the result.

Tip: Don't forget to create article excerpts too.


Collection background colors

The Boost theme includes the option to select a background color for a collection in the home page promotional collection, collection page featured header and the collections listing page. Remember to choose the same background color for a given collection to build a consistent brand feel for the collection across your store.

Mega menu creation

To make mega dropdowns, like the one in this demo store, you need to create Nested Navigation as follows.

Under the menu item you'd like the mega menu to dropdown from, add as many title links as you like. Each of these title links must then have their own items nested inside for the dropdown menu to turn into a mega  dropdown menu

You mega menu will auto-magically be created with the above setup :)

Shopify product reviews

The theme includes built in code to support Shopify product reviews (apps.shopify.com/product-reviews) on the home page, product pages and collection pages.

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Support hours

We're available 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM GMT, Monday through Friday (except public holidays). We do our best to respond to each request with a personalized reply within 24 business hours. We do not provide telephone email support.

Learn more about our free support scope on our support level page.

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