Showcase Theme

 The showcase theme is perfect for the retail of clothing and cosmetics, even though it can be used for many other use cases.

 

Before you continue to YouTube

 

Installing the theme

  1. Open Design in the Lifeboat admin interface
  2. Click on Install Theme
  3. Find the Showcase theme
  4. Click Install
    Once installed the theme will be listed underneath the theme preview
  5. Click on Actions
  6. Click on Make Default
    Once the default theme is changed, the preview will be updated

 Showcase theme configured as default theme preview

Home Banners

This theme lets you have up to 3 banners, but they all have to be linked to products.

  1. Open Design in the Lifeboat admin interface
  2. Click on Customise
  3. Select the products to use in the banner by filling in; Featured Product 1, Featured Product 2, and Featured Product 3
  4. Click Save

Theme Elements

To change the product image that shows up in the banner;

  1. Open the Featured Product for editing
  2. Upload an image in the Banner Image field found under Theme Elements
  3. Click Save

 

 

Showcase theme featured collections preview

Featured Collections

In the Showcase theme, up to 6 collections can be featured on your home page.

Note:

The order of collections is shuffled with every page load.

 

To setup feature collections;

  1. Go to your collections list; Products > Collections
  2. Open the collection you want to feature
  3. In the Tags field, add the tag: show_in_home
    show_in_home tag preview
  4. Click Save

Featured Collections Heading & Subheading

Additionally, the showcase theme also supports editing of the heading and subheading of the featured collections section, to update;

  1. Open Design in the Lifeboat admin interface
  2. Click on Customise
  3. Enter your heading in the Categories Section Title field
  4. Enter your subheading in the Categories Section Subtitle field
  5. Click Save

 

 

Featured products preview on the showcase theme

Featured Products

Similar to the featured collection, you can feature up to 12 products on your home page.

 

Notes:

You need a minimum of 4 featured products for the section to be visible.
The order of the products is shuffled with every page load.

To set up featured products;

  1. Go to Products in the Lifeboat admin interface
  2. Open the product you'd like to feature
  3. Add the tag show_in_home
    show_in_home tag preview
  4. Click Save

Featured Products Heading & Subheading

Same as the featured collections, the showcase theme also supports editing of the heading and subheading of the featured products section, to update;

  1. Open Design in the Lifeboat admin interface
  2. Click on Customise
  3. Enter your heading in the Products Section Title field
  4. Enter your subheading in the Products Section Subtitle field
  5. Click Save

 

On Sale Section

In the showcase theme, you can also add an On Sale section to your home page.

Note:

Products that don't have a discount can still be shown in this section, allowing you to re-use the section as you please.

To set up on sale products;

  1. Go to Products in the Lifeboat admin interface
  2. Open the product you'd like to show
  3. Add the tag on_sale
  4. Click Save

On Sale Section Heading & Subheading

To edit the heading and subheading of the On Sale section

  1. Open Design in the Lifeboat admin interface
  2. Click on Customise
  3. Enter your heading in the Sale Section Title field
  4. Enter your subheading in the Sale Section Subtitle field
  5. Click Save

 

Parallax Image

If you'd like to add a full-width image to your home page in the Showcase theme, you can do so by adding a Parallax Image.

To set up the Parallax Image;

  1. Open Design in the Lifeboat admin interface
  2. Click on Customise
  3. Upload an image in the field labelled Parallax Image
  4. Click Save

 

Bottom Section

Finally, the Showcase theme also supports a free text area on the home page. This can be useful to add a testimonial or store summary.

Note:

This field will span to the full width of the page, therefore we suggest centre aligning your text for the best results.

To set up the Bottom Image;

  1. Open Design in the Lifeboat admin interface
  2. Click on Customise
  3. Enter your text in the field labelled Bottom Section
  4. Click Save

 

Site Footer

The footer in the showcase theme features the option to show 2 menus; Quick LinksCompany Links. These should be used to have links to important pages such as Return Policy and Company History, on every page of your site.

To set up the Footer;

  1. Open Design in the Lifeboat admin interface
  2. Click on Customise
  3. Select the menu to use in the field labelled Quick Links
  4. Select the menu to use in the field labelled Company Links
  5. Click Save

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