As the future of commerce relies on creative expression at every touchpoint, Shopify announces Online Store 2.0 to give Shopify merchants & shopify developers greater levels of flexibility and customization. From the infrastructure changes to the introduction of new tools, here is the list Shopify Online Store 2.0 majorly focuses on:
- Upgraded theme architecture
- New Metafields Integration
- Enhancements to the theme editor
- New developer tools
- Improved Site Speed
Upgraded theme architecture
Until the Shopify 2.0 release, you might have felt a limit in designing your store with default Shopify functionalities, but that changes with Sections Everywhere in the Shopify Online Store 2.0 release. Unlocking a range of new opportunities, Shopify has changed how storefront renders templates so that you can personalize every aspect of a store. Using a JSON template file, you can render a page type, which lists the page sections and stores data related to the settings.
Adding more flexible options to maintain your store efficiently, Shopify introduces “Theme app extensions with app blocks,” meaning you can add or delete a Shopify app without touching the theme code.
New Metafields Integration
Metafields are extra pieces of data that can be assigned to specific parts of your Shopify website, such as individual pages, customers or orders.
For example, you might want to add an ingredient list or size chart to an individual product. With the new metafields function, you can do this directly in the Shopify editor without the need for additional coding or apps.
It’s not limited to product pages either. You can add more fields to orders, customers or other sections of your site.
Metafields also works with different media such as images and PDF files. The metafield picker will let you upload your selected media to product pages for immediate use. You simply access them through the settings or files section.
“Improvements to metafields” is about adding metafields and properties without using APIs or code or Shopify Apps.
Enhancements to the theme editor
The Shopify 2.0 “Enhanced Theme Editor” will now display a tree view of all the content on a page in the sidebar so you can easily hide the unnecessary blocks and update the hierarchy of a page.
New developer tools
With the introduction of the Shopify GitHub integration, updated Shopify CLI tool, and Theme Check, Shopify Online Store 2.0 helps you streamline developing, testing, and deploying the themes changes.
Improved Site Speed
Other key benefits of Shopify 2.0 are improved loading speeds, which can help with both user experience, site conversion rate and SEO.
Shopify’s new default theme Dawn is said to be 35% faster than the current standard theme, Debut.
Apart from helping performance and scale, Shopify Online store 2.0 mainly aims to make Shopify more possible to build better commerce for everyone.
So if you want to migrate to Shopify Online store 2.0 with all your customizations included or start fresh with Dawn Shopify Theme, contact Arham Web Works Shopify Online Store 2.0 experts.