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How to Make Shop Sections Posted On: 04/06/2011 Last Updated: 05/08/2013
Custom shop sections help you categorize the items in your shop in a way that you find meaningful. Using shop sections your customers can easily browse the different types of goods you offer. As a shop owner you'll be able to select and edit entire sections of products at once to make global changes to attributes like shipping rates.
If you plan to separate your shop's inventory into different sections, its best to create some or all of those sections before you start listing items. Putting an item into a particular section is an option you'll have when you list or edit products; however, you the section has to be created first.
When you make sections, think about the most meaningful distinctions between the types of items you plan to sell. Don't worry about setting anything in stone; you can come back and update or change your sections in the future.
Sections are part of your shop and are managed from your shop itself. When you are logged in to your account, your view of your sections includes options to add, edit or remove them; these options are not seen by your customers. You should see your Shop Sections on the right portion of your shop. If you do not see your sections, you may need to use the Merchandizer tab of the ArtFire themer to set your sections to "Show"; editing your sections requires them to be shown, you can turn off this setting once you've made your desired changes.
Once sections are set to display they will appear on the right portion of your main shop and item pages. Initially your only section will be "Shop Home".
Creating Shop Sections
To create a new section, press the "Add New +" link. This opens a text field for you to type in your sections' name. Once you've finished typing in the name, press the green check mark to save the new section or the gray "x" to cancel.
Editing and Deleting Sections
Once a section is created you'll see a small pencil icon next to it. Clicking this icon allows you to edit the section name and save the change using the green check mark or you can delete the section using the red trashcan icon.
The order that you create your sections in is the default order they will appear; to change that order simply click and drag a section to the desired position.
Once you've created sections you can add items to them either during the listing process or using the global product editor.