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Made in Builder

Shopify Theme Studio for Developers can work elegantly with any Shopify theme and you an extend any part of your content with custom code.

Using your theme CSS


Any CSS of your theme automatically applies to your content. For example, adding a Button will inherit any button { ... } styling in your theme. Same with any fonts or typography, fonts automatically inherit, and choosing "heading 1" or "heading 2" in the rich text editor will apply your h1, h2, etc fonts

CSS classes

You can also apply any CSS classes from your theme CSS to any layer in Builder. Just select the layer and from the style tab on the left scroll to "css classes" in the "advanced" section and apply them. You can also them save these layers as templates so your editors can have an easy selection of templates (e.g. "button bold", "hero", etc) to choose from with all of the classes and somem example content already applied

Custom Javascript

You can customize every part of the editor with custom javascript - for example click actions, data bindings, etc. We have several useful guides on this, including:

Custom Liquid

Custom code blocks

You can add liquid code anywhere onto your Builder pages and content. The simplest way to do go to the "insert" tab in the Visual Editor and drag in a "Custom Code" block. You can then add any custom liquid code directly there

You can then save these as templates to make dropping in the same code easy to other similar pages

Custom liquid components

You can easily drop in custom liquid components to your pages that you manage in your theme codebase. To create liquid components, create a new file matching the pattern snippets/*.block.liquid , e.g. snippets/hero.block.liquid

Then, in your file, add a {% comment schema %} tag defining a schema for your custom block. Your block and be as simple as only having a name, or it can have inputs as well. Just keep in mind the contents of this {% comment schema %} tag must be valid JSON.

Then, to add this component to your page, from the "insert" tab on the left in the Visual Editor, scroll down to "liquid snippets", and drop in your snippet

Note that when you update your snippet all content in Builder referencing this snippet will automatically update, as the code they generate uses include , e.g. {% include 'hero.block' %}

To learn more about how to specify input schemas, see our guide for custom components here

Using Shopify sections

When you import theme pages in Theme Studio references to your Shopify sections are preserved. For instance, when importing a product page made up of a sections/product.liquid section, editors can add and target/test/schedule content above and below your section, and the generated code still uses {% section 'product' %} so any liquid code in that section or settings applied to it will be preserved and maintained as you make changes to them

Custom sections

You can add custom sections with section models for drag and drop editable content areas of your Shopify theme. These are great for carving off part of your storefront for editor control - such as site-wide ribbons, cart upsells, custom collection and product page editable areas (hero, editorials, etc).

See our step by step guide for creating a component model for a site-wide ribbon here

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