Create a new page in EComposer: Understanding the Page Structure and Composition

Author: Henry Pham 1883 views

When creating a new page in the EComposer, it’s important to understand the fundamental structure that defines how content is organized and presented. A page consists of several key components, each contributing to the overall layout and design. Let’s create a new page first, then delve into the hierarchical structure of a page, breaking it down into sections, rows, columns, and elements.

1. Creating a new page

Step 1: From the Dashboard -> Start building

Step 2: You can click on the page type that you want to build. For example, I want to build an About us page, so I will choose the Landing pages.

Step 3: Here you can choose a pre-made template for your page, or select a Blank template to create the page using the elements. You can also find the templates according to the category on the left side.

Step 4: After choosing a template, you can fill in the Page title and URL for your page. Then choose to show or hide the Header and Footer of Shopify on your page. You can change these later when publishing your page.

Step 4: After you are pleased with the outcome, click the Publish button to save your changes.

2. Understanding the Page Structure and Composition

A page can consist of one or more sections. For example, if you choose a pre-designed template, you can see it with some sections under the Navigator tab.

1.1. Sections

A section includes rows, columns, and individual elements. The concept of sections allows you to logically structure and organize the different components of your page. By combining multiple sections, you can create visually distinct areas on your page, each with its own unique purpose and content. For instance, you might have a “Slider” section, a “Banner” section, and a “Clients” section. You can learn more about the section here.

For example, the below section contains one column, and there is a Slider element in the column.

Next is the Banner section with a Column, Heading, and an Inner row with three columns in it, and some texts and image elements.

When creating a new Section, you can see the structure of the section to select the layout that you want.

1.2. Inner Row

An inner row contains the columns. You can add an inner row to a Section, column, or between the elements. For example, in the below image, I want to have a section with a Heading and 3 columns right below it, so I will add a Heading and an inner row with 3 columns.

Within each section, you can further organize content using rows. A row represents a horizontal grouping of elements, allowing you to create visual divisions within a section. This helps maintain a balanced and visually appealing layout. For instance, a “Featured Products” section might have rows for each product category.

1.3. Columns

Within each section that has columns, a section can contain multiple columns. Like the example below there are 2 columns in a section.

Rows are divided into columns, which provide a way to structure content horizontally. Columns allow you to display multiple elements side by side, creating a grid-like arrangement. You can choose the number of columns in a row based on your design requirements. For example, a “Featured Products” section might have a row with three columns to showcase different products.

1.4. Elements

Elements are the building blocks of your page’s content. They can include various types of content such as text, images, videos, buttons, and more. Elements are placed within columns to populate your page with meaningful information and interactive features. For instance, an element within a column might contain an image, text, or button.

1.5. Nested Structure

To achieve more intricate designs, you can nest elements within other elements. This is particularly useful for creating complex layouts or incorporating additional content within a single element. For example, you could nest an inner row within an element to create a visually distinct section within a larger content block.

Understanding this hierarchical structure – sections, rows, columns, and elements – empowers you to design and customize pages in the EComposer Shopify app efficiently. By carefully organizing your content within these components, you can create visually engaging and informative pages that effectively convey your brand’s message to your audience. Experiment with different arrangements, styles, and content to craft compelling pages that resonate with your customers.

3. Configure the Page Information

If you want to configure some information for the page, please click the Publish button, and a popup will appear. The general information setting board will be displayed, and you can then fill in the blanks with information such as:

  • Page title: Add the page title here.
  • Page slug or human URL: Normally, the page slug will be the same as the Page title, but you also can change it to how you like.
  • Page Visibility: This will determine if the page is published or not.
    • Visible: Published and live.
    • Hidden: Not published and won’t show on live.
  • Header & Footer:
    • Show (Shopify theme): This will use the theme header and footer.
    • Hide: This will hide the theme header and footer in both the Editor and live page.
  • Meta description: A short text that describes the pages when shared.
  • Social sharing image: This image will be shown on the page when shared.

4. Where does the page get saved after it’s created?

After you guys create the page, the page will be saved in the Shopify dashboard > Online Store > Pages

Note: If you want to edit the page, you have to go to the EComposer Builder page to edit the content.

4. How do I add the page to the Menu?

Please follow this link to get more information about adding the page to the Menu.

To sum up, checkout our video below to understand clearly EComposer Page Structure and Composition.

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