Minimal theme - Adding featured collections on other pages

From Spiffy Stores Knowledge Base

Rather than just show products on your collection pages, you can override the default behaviour and images with links to your featured collections there instead. Each of the links can also display a slideshow of the first 5 products in your collection, or can display the image you have specified for that collection in the “Collections” section of your store’s Toolbox.

To add featured collections to a collection page, follow the instructions below.

Adding featured collections to a collection page

  1. If you haven't already created the collection page in your Toolbox, create it first. Check it's handle to make sure that it matches the name of your page (e.g. if your page is called "Blue Widgets", it's handle should be "blue-widgets").
  2. Go to the "Store menus" tab in your store's Toolbox
  3. Click the "Add a new menu" button in the top right of your screen, and create a menu with THE SAME NAME as the collection page you want it to display on.
  4. Your new empty menu should appear at the bottom of the page. Click the "Add new Menu Item" link in your new menu.
  5. In the "Name of new Menu Item:" field, enter the text that you want to appear for this image.
  6. For the "This Menu Item links to:" field, select "Product collection"
  7. A new field will appear to the right that lists your product collections. Select the collection you want to display
  8. Click the "Add menu item" button to save.

Displaying your featured collections as a slideshow

You can choose to display a slideshow of the first 5 products in your featured collection. To do this, you just need to turn on the option in your theme editor.

  1. Go to the "Design & assets -> Theme editor" section of your Toolbox
  2. Scroll down to the "Collection menus" section
  3. Tick the "Display collection menus as a slideshow?" option
  4. Scroll down and click the "Save settings" button.

Uploading a collection image to display instead of a product image

New feature! You can now upload an image to display for your collection, rather than the first product in your collection.

  1. Go to the "Collections" section of your Toolbox
  2. Click on the collection name that you want to upload an image for
  3. Upload your image in the "Collection Images" section.