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The new Shopify theme editor — and the one must know concept about it

The new Shopify theme editor — and the one must know concept about it

by Michael P. Hill March 01, 2017

Shopify recently rolled out a new theme editor interface that has some key differences from the earlier Shopify theme settings panel — but the new interface can be a bit confusing for longtime and newbie Shopify users alike.  However, once you’ve gotten the general idea behind the new editor, you’ll be able to use it much more efficiently.
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Section by section: 21 ways to use new product and sidebar blocks in your Shopify theme

Section by section: 21 ways to use new product and sidebar blocks in your Shopify theme

by Michael P. Hill February 23, 2017

When Shopify themes first introduced sections and the new theme editor, the feature was primarily aimed at letting store owners create modular homepages — but Out of the Sandbox has leveraged the feature to create new flexible product page and sidebar options as well.
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Meet Sandy: The latest member of our Shopify theme team

Meet Sandy: The latest member of our Shopify theme team

by Michael P. Hill February 17, 2017

Out of the Sandbox has added a new member to our growing team: Sandy. Sandy is a bit different than our other team members, however — it’s actually a Facebook Messenger chat bot that’s here to help point you in the right direction when you’re looking for quick support on Shopify theme issues.
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'Like' us on our new Facebook page

'Like' us on our new Facebook page

by Michael P. Hill February 15, 2017

Out of the Sandbox is now on Facebook! Our new Facebook page will offer a steady stream of Shopify theme tips and tricks, plus the latest theme updates and even special offers. To make sure you don't miss anything, join us on Facebook by "liking" our page here.

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Section by section: 16 ways to use the image with text section

Section by section: 16 ways to use the image with text section

by Michael P. Hill February 08, 2017

This week we continue our look at Shopify theme sections and how you can use them to create dynamic and exciting homepages. This week, we’ll take a look at the “Image with text” section, which offers a wide variety of opportunities to include content in a dynamic and flexible layout that’s also mobile friendly and doesn’t require any coding.
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Section by section: 15 ways to use the logo list section

Section by section: 15 ways to use the logo list section

by Michael P. Hill February 01, 2017

Since introducing support for Shopify theme Sections  across our Responsive, Retina, Parallax and Mobilia Shopify themes , Out of the Sandbox decided to include some brand new sections that weren't previously available, such as logo lists, testimonial and homepage galleries.
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What is SSL and how does it affect your Shopify theme?

What is SSL and how does it affect your Shopify theme?

by Michael P. Hill January 26, 2017

Having a “secure” Shopify store sounds like a no brainer and with Shopify now supporting free SSL, it’s not onlyeasy, but can be quite important for your business — however, making the switch over to SSL on your Shopify theme can be tricky at times.
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Shopify theme shopping advice to ensure you get the design and functionality you need

Shopify theme shopping advice to ensure you get the design and functionality you need

by Michael P. Hill January 16, 2017

Searching for and buying a Shopify theme is exciting — but it also can be confusing and challenging to ensure you get everything you need from your theme investment.
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Section by section: How the newest Shopify theme feature brings flexibility to your theme

Section by section: How the newest Shopify theme feature brings flexibility to your theme

by Michael P. Hill January 04, 2017

Sections are the newest feature of the Shopify theme ecosystem. So, what are sections and how can you use them to create an awesome Shopify store?

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How to turn your passion into a content marketing plan for your Shopify store

How to turn your passion into a content marketing plan for your Shopify store

by Michael P. Hill December 28, 2016

Creating a quality content marketing plan for your Shopify store may seem like a daunting challenge, but it’s actually easy to do if you funnel your passion for your products into your content brainstorming.
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Making a list, checking it twice: Our new year checklist for Shopify store owners

Making a list, checking it twice: Our new year checklist for Shopify store owners

by Michael P. Hill December 22, 2016

As the holiday shopping season winds down and we look forward to an exciting new year in ecommerce, most Shopify merchants have a long list of “to do” items for 2017.

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No need to customize: 7 ways the Turbo Shopify theme can look great without customization

No need to customize: 7 ways the Turbo Shopify theme can look great without customization

by Michael P. Hill December 15, 2016

Customizing Shopify themes is not only often a bad idea , it’s often unnecessary — and that holds true with Out of the Sandbox’s newest Shopify theme, Turbo, as well as most other premium Shopify themes .
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Use your Shopify theme's signup forms and popups to build your email list

Use your Shopify theme's signup forms and popups to build your email list

by Michael P. Hill December 06, 2016

Along with blazing fast speed , the new Turbo Shopify theme introduces key new features that let you easily integrate email newsletter signup forms in eye-catching ways to expand your marketing efforts. Plus, get pro tips on how to best gather emails from customers.
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Using your Shopify theme's password page as a marketing tool

Using your Shopify theme's password page as a marketing tool

by Michael P. Hill November 30, 2016

Building and setting up your Shopify theme and store can often be a long, strategic process, but there are some ways you can put your Shopify theme to work before you even launch by using the built in password page feature that comes with the Shopify platform.
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One page wonders: Building smaller stores with full featured Shopify themes

One page wonders: Building smaller stores with full featured Shopify themes

by Michael P. Hill November 25, 2016

While most Shopify stores offer a wide selection of products, sometimes your store might only offer a handful of items — or even just one — and the most flexible Shopify themes on the market include the features needed to “shrink down” to a store that has a smaller inventory count.
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How to use your Shopify theme to showcase products on the homepage

How to use your Shopify theme to showcase products on the homepage

by Michael P. Hill November 16, 2016

Your Shopify theme’s homepage is a great place to showcase your best selling products, new items and other products you’re promoting — and the latest premium Shopify theme from Out of the Sandbox is packed with ways to present collections and products in new and exciting ways.
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How to best use infinite scrolling your Turbo Shopify theme

How to best use infinite scrolling your Turbo Shopify theme

by Michael P. Hill November 10, 2016

Infinite scrolling is a commonly requested Shopify theme feature — and many store owners are quick to implement it, but there’s also a lot of strategy to consider before adding infinite scrolling to the collection pages in your Shopify theme.

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Go big or go home: Using mega menus in the Turbo Shopify theme

Go big or go home: Using mega menus in the Turbo Shopify theme

by Michael P. Hill November 02, 2016

In addition to its blazing fast speed, the new Turbo Shopify theme boasts tons of other features designed to make it the most flexible and versatile Shopify theme out there. This post is the first in a series that will take a look at these features — one at a time — and how they can be used to create a successful Shopify store.

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Secrets to creating exciting page layouts with Turbo Shopify theme

Secrets to creating exciting page layouts with Turbo Shopify theme

by Michael P. Hill October 25, 2016

Turbo, the latest premium Shopify theme to join the Out of the Sandbox family, already lays the groundwork for a great store design — but the theme’s plethora of options makes it easier than ever to create an almost limitless number of unique looks.

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Easy ways to break out of the mold with your Shopify theme

Easy ways to break out of the mold with your Shopify theme

by Michael P. Hill October 18, 2016

Using a pre-designed premium Shopify theme is a great way to get your online store and up running fast and affordably. But since there are likely many other shops using the same theme as you, how can you make your store look unique and stand out from the crowd?

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Tips on adding and managing product reviews on your Shopify theme

Tips on adding and managing product reviews on your Shopify theme

by Michael P. Hill October 12, 2016

Adding product reviews to your Shopify theme is one the best ways to add a level of interactivity to your store that can also boost conversions and increase sales — but it’s a feature that’s not without challenges.
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Under the hood: Why the Turbo Shopify theme is designed for speed

Under the hood: Why the Turbo Shopify theme is designed for speed

by Michael P. Hill October 05, 2016

Turbo, the newest premium Shopify theme from Out of the Sandbox, comes packed with features that make it one of the fastest Shopify themes around — but many of the features that give Turbo its vim and vigor are actually behind the scenes.
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Turbocharge your store in time for holiday sales with our newest Shopify theme

Turbocharge your store in time for holiday sales with our newest Shopify theme

by Michael P. Hill September 28, 2016

Time has flown by and the holiday season is fast approaching! What better way to skyrocket your store’s sales and performance with Out of the Sandbox’s latest premium Shopify theme, Turbo?
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Farewell to out of date Out of the Sandbox themes with our new Shopify Theme Updater app

Farewell to out of date Out of the Sandbox themes with our new Shopify Theme Updater app

by Michael P. Hill September 21, 2016

If there’s one necessary evil when it comes to Shopify themes, it’s theme updates.  You can almost hear the collective moan of store owners when you say “theme update.”

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