Setup Guide: Home Page


There are 3 basic steps to set up Custom Fields for the Home Page.

  1. Create a Field or Widget
  2. Enter some content for your new Field or Widget
  3. Display it.

Let's walk through the process.

Create a Field or Widget

From the left sidebar, click on Homepage then choose + Add Field or + Add Widget

Choose your Field or Widget type


Label the Feld or Widget 

Advanced users may customize the key and namespace during this step. Note, widgets to not support custom namespaces. 

Choose basic options

Some fields have basic field settings included during this step. For example, a multiple select list would allow you to enter the selection options here. You can always change these settings or access additional settings from the Configure Fields page.


Locate some content to edit

In the left sidebar, click Edit Home Page under Home Page.

Enter some content & save

Your chosen Field or Widget will have its own content entry requirements depending on what you're working with.


Decide which display method fits your needs

Custom Fields has 3 options for displaying your content.

  1. Display via Shopify's Theme Editor in a "Section" (we call this the "Full Width Area").
  2. Manual Installation. Refer to our Developer Guide for more details.

Note: The Inner Area is not available for the Home Page as there is no general content area on the home page where it would normally be added. Developers may print individual templates inside of Home Page Sections as a customization

Display Options

Our first two options start from the Display Fields menu.

Display Option 1: Full Width Area

This area is ideal for displaying Widgets.

Enable Fields or Widgets for use in the Theme Editor

Only enabled fields will be available for use in the Theme Editor. 

Note: Enabling generates theme files in the theme you've set above. This can include Section files, Snippets, CSS and javascript if appropriate. More on this in our Developer Guide.


Save the settings


Open the theme editor

Finally, we need to place the Field or Widget in the Theme Editor. Use our recent products tool to quickly open the editor to the product you added content to.

Place your new Widget or Field

Locate the Custom Fields option in the sidebar.

Place the Field or Widget

By default, the app will position its output below any theme Sections, spanning the entire page from left to right. Your developer may move the output of the section if you'd like it output in a different area. 


Be sure to Publish your changes to save your changes.