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Theme settings

You can use Spark's Theme settings to adjust your storewide colors, fonts, and style, as well as configure your Product pages, Cart, Search, and Social media. You can also set the Theme style to one of our three presets: Chic, Ecstatic, Minimal.

From Spark's Customize theme editor, click on the Theme settings link to access theme-wide settings.

The theme editor panel, showing the Theme settings link

Each section in this article provides more detail about how these theme settings work and links to Shopify documentation for those settings that reach outside of Spark's scope.

Colors

From the Colors theme settings panel, you can set virtually every color that Spark uses across the theme, so you can completely customize Spark's look to match your branding and style.

We realize that having so many settings can be a bit confusing, so we have included example images that describe where and how the color is displayed for each setting.

Listed below are general color settings that are set globally for your store. Spark also includes color options specific to many other sections and features across your home page, collection pages, and product pages. These color options are found in the settings panel forthose individual sections.

Here are quick links to each sub-section of color settings:

General

The General colors have the following settings:

Configuration Settings

Background

Change the dominant background color of each page.

Note that the page background does not affect other sections that have their own background color, like the header, footer, and sections with alternate section colors enabled.

Borders

The line color of borders between sections of a page, and around any buttons and form inputs that have border lines.

Overlay

The overlay color of a page. This color is shown when a modal window appears. You can see it when clicking the search icon, cart icon, or opening a drawer menu.

Text

The body text color across your store.

Links

The color for link text. Links appear in your store's body text.

See example images of each color option in blue:

Background

Page background color
Page background color

Borders

Page border color
Page border color
Page border color on product page
Page border color on product page

Overlay

Page overlay color
Page overlay color

Text

Headings and subheadings use body text colors
Headings and subheadings use body text colors
About page content uses body text colors
About page content uses body text colors
Collection pages use body text colors
Collection pages use body text colors

Links

Link colors
Link colors

The Header colors have the following settings:

Configuration Settings

Background

Change the background color of the header.

When you use the transparent header feature, note that this color is displayed only some of the time.

Text

Change the color of any text or icons that appear in the header. This includes the menu icon () as shown on mobile.

Note that if you have not uploaded a logo, the text color is applied to your store name as well.

See example images of each color option in blue:

Background

Header background color
Header background color

Text

Header text color
Header text color

The Footer colors have the following settings:

Configuration Settings

Background

Change the dominant background color of the footer.

Text

Change the text color of the footer.

See example images of each color option in blue:

Background

Footer background color
Footer background color

Text

Footer text color
Footer text color

Buttons

Set the colors of primary buttons across the storefront. Most buttons are considered primary buttons. They are usually "Buy" buttons, add-to-cart buttons and other calls to action.

The Button colors have the following settings:

Configuration Settings

Background

Change the background color of the primary button.

Text

Change the text color of the primary button.

You can see examples of primary buttons in blue:

Background

A buy it now button
A buy it now button

Text

Button text colors
Button text colors

Sale badge

Set the colors of the sale badge displayed on product cards for products with sale prices.

The Sale badge colors have the following settings:

Configuration Settings

Background

Change the background color of badge.

Text

Change the text color of the sale badge.

You can see examples of sale badge options in blue:

Background

A blue sales badge
A blue sales badge

Text

A sales badge with blue text
A sales badge with blue text

Alternate Sections

Some of Spark's sections allow you to enable alternate colors. When enabled, the section will use the colors below instead of the your regular text, button, and page colors.

Social proof section with standard background color
Social proof section with standard background color
Social proof section with alternate background color
Social proof section with alternate background color

The Alternate section colors has the following settings:

Configuration Settings

Background

The background color for each alternate section.

Text

The body text color for each alternate section.

Borders

The border color for each alternate section.

Button background

The button background color for each alternate section.

Button text

The button text color for each alternate section. See an example in blue:

Links

The color of links in each alternate section.

See example images of each color option in blue:

Background

Alternate section background color
Alternate section background color

Text

Alternate section body color
Alternate section body color

Borders

Alternate section border color
Alternate section border color

Button background

Alternate section button background color
Alternate section button background color

Button text

Alternate section button text colors
Alternate section button text colors

Links

Alternate section links colors
Alternate section links colors

Popovers

The search bar, cart modals, and the drawers revealed by pressing on a menu icon () also use these color settings.

The Popovers colors have the following settings:

Configuration Settings

Text

Change the color of popover modal text.

Background

Change the dominant background color of all popovers.

Border

Change the line color of borders around your popovers.

Button background

Change the color of the button background on your popovers.

Button Text

Change the color of the button text on your popovers.

See example images of each color option in blue:

Background

Search menu
Search menu
Cart
Cart
Drawers background color
Drawers background color

Border

Drawer border color
Drawer border color

Button background

Drawer button background color
Drawer button background color

Button text

Drawer button text color
Drawer button text color

Fonts

From the Fonts theme settings panel, you can change the fonts used across your store. Spark provides over 200 free fonts through Shopify's Font Library.

If you're still deciding on what fonts to use for your store, we thought you might be interested in some resources that can help you choose and pair effective typefaces.

Font settings

The following Font settings are available:

Configuration Settings

Logo

Check the Capitalize text box to convert all logo text to capital letters.

Use the Letter spacing slider to increase or decrease the amount of space between each letter.

Use the Base size slider to increase or decrease the font size of the logo.

Headings

The font used for header text store-wide.

Check the Capitalize text box to convert all headings to capital letters.

Use the Letter spacing slider to increase or decrease the amount of space between each letter.

Use the Base size slider to increase or decrease the font size of all headings.

Body Text

The font used for body, link, and button text store-wide.

Check the Capitalize text box to convert all body text to capital letters.

Use the Letter spacing slider to increase or decrease the amount of space between each letter.

Use the Base size slider to increase or decrease the font size of all body text.

Product Listing Title

The font used for mini heading text store-wide. Meta text includes product price and info, and other store-related text.

Check the Capitalize text box to convert all product listing titles to capital letters.

Use the Letter spacing slider to increase or decrease the amount of space between each letter.

Style

From the Style section of your Theme settings panel, you can change the style of page transition animations and buttons across your store.

Sharp button shape
Sharp button shape
Round button shape
Round button shape

Style settings

The following Style settings are available:

Configuration Settings

Animation

From the Animation theme settings panel, you can enable or disable the transition animations when you navigate from page to page. When enabled, the pages fade into each other smoothly.

Buttons

You can change the style and appearance of buttons across your entire store.

Use the Style dropdown to change all button text to All capitals.

Use the Shape dropdown to change all buttons to have a Sharp, Slightly round, or Round shape.

Product

The Product settings include options enable and configure swatches, chips, and an information pop up for all your products.

Product page detail
Product page detail

The following features in the Product section of your Theme settings panel are covered in detail in separate articles:

To learn more about other features and product options, view the Product pages template article. This article includes steps on how to set up the following features:

Product settings

In addition to Swatches, Chips, and an Information popup, Products have the following setting:

Configuration Settings

Include sale percentage on sales badge

Add the percentage of savings on sales badges displayed on products across your store, include the home page and collection pages.

Show swatches and chips

Display variant swatches on your product cards anywhere on your site when hovered over.

Cart

From the Cart section of your Theme settings panel, you can enable additional options on your cart page, including an add-to-cart notification and cart notes.

Cart
Cart

Cart settings

The following Cart settings are available:

Configuration Settings

Show notification when item is added to cart

Check this checkbox to open the cart drawer when the customer adds an item to their cart to let them edit their order or go to their cart or directly to checkout.

Enable cart notes

Check this checkbox to let customers add special shipping instructions for their order.

To learn how to edit your order notes label, see Shopify's Enable order notes on your cart page article

From the Quick search section in your Theme settings panel, you can customize how search results appear to customers. For example, you may want to include blog posts in search results, or include the product's vendor name.

Quick search
Quick search

Quick Search settings

The following Quick Search settings are available:

Configuration Settings

Results per category

For each product category, set the amount of results that should be displayed for a search.

This setting ranges from 1 to 6 results.

When you add or edit products in Shopify, you can add a product category.

Show articles

Include your store's articles (blog posts), if relevant, in search results.

Show pages

Include your store's pages, if relevant, in search results.

Product Results settings

For each product search result, the following settings are available:

Configuration Settings

Show price

Show the product's price inline with its search results.

Show vendor

Show the product's vendor name inline with its search results.

Social media

From the Social media theme settings panel, you can add links to all of your social media accounts.

These links activate buttons that link to your social media pages. These buttons can be configured to appear in Spark's footer.

Here's what the buttons look like when active:

Social media icons, all enabled
Social media icons, all enabled

Configure social media accounts

To set social links up, put your social media page's URL into the matching field of your social media settings.

For example, a YouTube channel URL would look something like https://www.youtube.com/user/shopify, where shopify would be your own username.

Favicon

From the Favicon theme settings panel, you can upload a favicon.

Favicons are tiny icons that appear next to your site's title or URL in browser tabs, bookmark menus and address bars. The recommended image dimensions are 32px by 32px.

Favicon settings

The following Favicon settings are available:

Configuration Settings

Favicon

Upload or select a favicon image.

We recommend using a square icon with the minimum dimensions of 32px by 32px. All favicons will be resized to match these dimensions.

All modern desktop browsers support ICO, PNG and GIFs as favicons. See Favicons on Wikipedia for more information.

Checkout

From the Checkout theme settings panel, you can change the look and feel of your checkout pages.

Shopify checkout
Shopify checkout

Checkout styles are a Shopify feature. So, Spark uses Shopify's standard settings.

For more information about these settings, see Shopify's Customizing the style of your checkout article.

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