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Image with text

The Image with text section combines a feature image with a marketing call to action block. With a flexible layout and optional button, it's a great way to introduce a product collection or something new and exciting.

Image with text section
Image with text section

Set up section

Add this section to any template (except Checkout) and re-order its position. You can use this section multiple times on the same page with different content and settings.

Note: New sections will appear on all pages that use the same template. To add sections to specific pages only, learn how to create and assign multiple templates.

Steps

In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Select a Template to edit from the dropdown menu in the top bar.

  2. In the side panel, click (+) Add section and select Image with text.

  3. Change the order of your sections by using the drag and drop handles ⋮⋮

Add feature image

Upload a feature image to display on the left or right of the marketing text block. You can adjust the image position, shape, and focal point, and also add an image caption.

Steps

In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Click on the Image with text section to open the section settings.

  2. Click Select image to upload and select an image file.

    There are no required images dimensions. We simply recommend uploaded images have a minimum width of 2048px for optimal quality across all devices.

  3. Select an Image aspect ratio to crop your image to Square, Landscape, or Portrait.

    The Natural setting displays the original shape of your image.

    Example of aspect ratio shapes: Square, Landscape, and Portrait
    Example of aspect ratio shapes: Square, Landscape, and Portrait
  4. Select the Image focal point to choose which area of the image to keep centered and visible when cropping occurs.

  5. Select the Image position to display the image on the Left or Right side of the section.

    The text content will display on the opposite side of the image.

  6. Click Save.

Add small image

The Small image overlays the bottom corner of the feature image. The small image is about 1/4 of the size of the feature, creating a layered, editorial style. It's great for a close-up or detailed photo of your product.

Steps

In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Click on the Image with text section to open the section settings.

  2. Check the Show small image option.

  3. Under Small image, click Select image to upload and select an image file.

    There are no required images dimensions. We recommend images that are square (1:1) or landscape (3:2) (wider than tall) with a minimum width of 2048px for optimal quality across all devices.

  4. Select an Small image aspect ratio to crop your image to Square, Landscape, or Portrait.

    The Natural setting displays the original shape of your image.

    Example of aspect ratio shapes: Square, Landscape, and Portrait
    Example of aspect ratio shapes: Square, Landscape, and Portrait
  5. Select the Image focal point to choose which area of the image to keep centered and visible when cropping occurs.

    See an example in pink below::

  6. Click Save.

Add video player

Add a short video that customers can click to play within the Image with text section.

The Video player block requires an .mp4 that's been uploaded to your Shopify Files.

This block is best for short videos. We strongly recommend using a video that's around 10 seconds long or less and that's under 10MB in size.

1. Upload video to Shopify files

In your Shopify Admin:

  1. Go to Settings > Files to open your Shopify Files.

    Shopify files in admin dashboard
    Shopify files in admin dashboard
  2. Click the Upload files button to add your .mp4 file from your computer.

  3. Once your file has been processed, click the Link icon next to the file to copy the URL.

    Note: you may need to refresh the page for your file to appear.

    Shopify files copy link button
    Shopify files copy link button

In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Click on the Video player block under the Image with text section.

  2. Paste the link into the Video link field. Click on the the link that appears in the results above.

    Direct link in the Video link field
    Direct link in the Video link field

    If you haven't already, go to Settings > Files and click the Link icon next to your video file to copy the URL.

  3. Click Save.

3. Edit video block

Once you've added your video, you can add a Preview image, adjust the shape (Aspect ratio), and customize the "Watch now" button.

Steps

  1. Click on the Video player block to open the video settings.

  2. Upload a Video preview image, ideally a screen capture of the video.

  3. To crop the shape of your preview image, set the Image aspect ratio to Square, Landscape, or Portrait.

    The Natural setting will display the original shape of your image.

  4. Change the Button text. The default text is "Watch now."

  5. Change the Button icon style to Dark, Light, or Outline.

  6. Click Save.

Section headings

Add a section title and promotional text to the content block of the section. There are 4 types of heading or text blocks:

Block
Heading
Subheading
Text
Accent

The first 3 blocks include Size settings for the most flexibility. Click on one of the text or heading blocks to find the size settings.

Steps

In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Click the Heading block to change section title.

    We recommended a short title of just a few words.

  2. Click the Subheading block to add a few words or short sentence below the heading.

  3. Click the Text block for longer content in a more compact size.

  4. Click + Add block to add an Accent block, ideal for a one word label or category.

  5. Click on the Image with text section to change the Text alignment of the content blocks. Choose Left, Center, Right.

  6. Click Save.

Add buttons

Add multiple Button blocks to link to your collections or products or any other page with a custom label.

Steps

In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Click on a Button block to open the settings.

    Click + Add block and select Button to add more.

    Click Remove block or the eye icon to remove or hide blocks.

  2. Select or paste a URL for the Button link.

  3. Enter text for the Button label.

    The most effective button labels ask customers to do something (e.g. Get started, Join us, Shop now). To learn more, read "What is a Call to Action?"

  4. (Optional.) Use the drag and drop handles ⋮⋮ to change the position of the Button:

    Shopify content blocks nested in a section
    Shopify content blocks nested in a section
  5. Select a Button style: either Solid, Outline, or Text.

    Click on the Image with text section to find the color options for buttons.

  6. Click Save.

Section styles

Fine-tune the colors, alignment, and padding of the section.

You can also add design blocks like the Spacer and Border to refine the look. Click + Add block and use the drag handles to move the blocks where you need them.

Steps

In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Click on the Image with text section to open the settings.

  2. Choose to display a Top divider that separates sections with a Solid line.

    The Top divider uses the Lines and borders color selected in the Theme Settings.

  3. Select a Padding option to add space around the section to either the Top and bottom, Top only, Bottom only, or set it to None.

  4. Select a Button icon style for the play button: either Dark, Light, or Text.

    Click on the Image hero section to find the color options for buttons.

  5. Click Save.

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