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Announcing Image Slideshows

We’re very pleased to announce custom image slideshows: a simple feature that lets you upload a gallery of beautiful images to give your products the stage they deserve.

Ready to try it out? You’re in luck, we’ve already updated the Luna theme with a spiffy homepage slideshow available now in your admin. We’re really excited to see how you use this new feature, and for those of you with a little CSS know-how, you can completely customize these slideshows, or even create a custom page to showcase a new collection.

See the new slideshow in action:

Our Luna theme currently showcases this great feature exclusively, but we’ll start using it in more and more themes down the road. Theme designers will soon have the ability to add image sets directly into their theme settings, giving shop owners (you!) the ability to upload a full gallery of your own custom images. Perfect for things like: a slideshow promoting new products on the home page, a custom lookbook page for a new apparel line, or just a simple gallery of images —the possibilities are endless.

Things you need to know:

  • Stores currently using Luna will need to revert back to the default version of the theme to access the new slideshow feature. You’ll lose any customization changes so make sure you note those before you revert.
  • Using the free Gold plan? No sweat. The free plan allows for up to 5 images, while all paid plans support even more!