Melbourne ecommerce theme - your store's header

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Editable areas in your store's header

The header of the Melbourne theme can be broken up into six editable areas. Each of these areas can be edited in your theme editor in the Store Header section of your Theme Editor.

We'll go into detail with some of these sections, but the phone number and email address fields are pretty self-explanatory, so we'll skip those.

  1. Your contact number
  2. Your contact email
  3. Currency conversion
  4. Links to your social media profiles
  5. Your logo
  6. Your top menu

Currency conversion

Enabling the currency conversion feature allows your customers to display prices in the currency of their choice. Orders are still placed in your store's currency. You should only enable currency conversion if you sell to countries outside of your own.

To enable currency conversion in your store, follow the instructions below;

  1. Go to the the Store Header section of your Theme Editor.
  2. Tick the box next to Display a currency converter?
  3. Click the Save Settings button

Your store will now display currency options for all of the countries that you have opted to ship to. To show multiple currencies, it's likely you'll need to add some countries in the Regions & Taxes section of your store's Toolbox.

You should also make sure you set up Shipping Rates for each of the countries you have enabled.

Links to your social media profiles

Increase your social engagement by linking through to your social media pages. When you enter the URL of your pages, an icon will appear in the header of your store for your customers to click through.

The Melbourne Ecommerce theme has support for Facebook, Google +, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr, LinkedIn, and YouTube pages.

URL's are entered in the Store Header section of your Theme editor.

To add a link to your pages, open the Store Header section of your Theme editor, scroll down to the Social media links section, and enter the FULL URL of the page you want to link to.

You can get the URL of a page by viewing the page in a web browser. When you're seeing what you want your visitors to see, copy the address of the page that's in the address bar of your browser, paste it into the related field in your Theme editor, and click the Save Settings button.

Make sure you preview your store and click on the new icon in your header to make sure it's working properly!

You can upload your own logo in the Store Header section of your Theme editor. You simply tick the Use a logo? option, and click the Save Settings button.

The theme editor will resize the logo for you when you upload it, but you will get a much better result if you resize your logo before uploading it.

580px is the maximum width that your logo will be displayed in your store. 200px is the recommended maximum logo height, but we don't limit the actual height of your logo.

A tall thin logo will not look good in this theme, and you would do better getting a designer to come up with an alternative solution for you. If you have a square logo, there will be a large amount of blank space, so you're far better off creating an image that has your logo on the left with some kind of promotional banner next to it.

Using Pixlr to create create a logo image

Pixlr is a free online image editing program, where you can edit your images in your web browser.

  1. Go to the Pixlr editor
  2. Click "Create a new image"
  3. Set the width to 580 and the height to 200, tick the "Transparent" box, and click OK. 580px is the maximum width that your logo will be displayed in your store. 200px is the recommended maximum logo height.
  4. You now have your canvas to work within. You will need to explore the various tools and options.
  5. Open your own logo image in Pixlr using "File -> Open image" in the Pixlr menu. Select the "Wand" tool, and select only the type and any icons in your logo. There are also various other tools available so that you can select your logo without the background.
  6. Once you have your logo selected, you can then copy and paste it into your canvas.
  7. When you have pasted your logo image into the canvas, you can resize it by using the <CTRL> and <T> keys on your keyboard. Make sure you're viewing it at 100%, and see if you can get it as close as possible to the left with a small amount of space around it. You should then crop closer to the edges of your logo image using the crop tool.
  8. When your logo is looking gorgeous, save it by choosing "File -> Save" from the Pixlr top menu.
  9. Choose "PNG (Transparent full quality) for your format, and save it to your computer
  10. When you've saved the file to your computer, upload it in your Theme Editor, tick the Use a logo? option, and click the Save Settings button.

Selecting your top menu

By default, the Melbourne theme uses the menu called "Top menu" in your store's header.

If you're switching to the Melbourne theme from another theme, and have all of your menu items in a different menu, you can select the menu that you want to use in your store's header in the Store Header section of your Theme editor. You simply select the menu you want to use and click the Save Settings button.

Creating drop-down menus in your store's header

The Melbourne theme supports up to 4 levels of drop-down menus.

There's no mucking about with code to get your drop-down menus working. You can create them simply by following the simple steps below. One important note though... you can't create links to nothing! If you haven't created the page or collection you want to link to, you need to create them first.

First item

  1. Log in to your store's Toolbox and go to the "Store menus" tab
  2. Scroll down to the "Top Menu" section, and click "Add new Menu Item"
  3. Type in the name of your menu item
  4. Select whether you want your menu item to link to a page, product, or collection
  5. A new list of options will appear. Select the name of your page that you want to link to.
  6. Click the "Add menu item" button to save.

Sub item

  1. Create another menu item the same way you created one above
  2. Click the "Reorder" link
  3. Click and drag the item you want to drop down to the right (so it sits directly underneath and to the right of the one above - see example)
  4. Click "Done reordering"

Previewing your store should show your second item as a drop-down. You can do this with multiple levels, and re-arrange your menus by dragging items up, down, left, or right whilst you're in "re-order" mode.

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