Blog posts

The Blog posts section adds a list of recent blog posts as a full-width feature on the home page.

To learn more about how Shopify blogs work, check out their Writing blog posts article.

Before you add a blog posts section

We want to make a couple of recommendations, so you can get the most out of the blog posts section.

  1. Add featured images to all of your blog posts.

    You can do this when adding or editing the blog post. See Shopify's Add an image to a blog post documentation for instructions.

  2. Add excerpts for all of your blog posts.

    You can add excerpts when you add or edit the blog post. See Shopify's Display an excerpt from a blog post documentation for instructions.

    If you don't do this, Ira automatically adds a preview of the first few sentences and then trails off with a ...

Add a blog posts section

To add a blog posts section:

Settings reference

The following settings are available for the blog posts section:


Add heading text.

We recommend keeping this to a just a few words long.


Choose one of your blogs to pull blog posts from.

Posts per row

Choose how many blog posts should be displayed per row. Choose anywhere between 2 and 4 posts per row.


Choose to display 1, 2, or 3 rows of blog posts in this section.

Image aspect ratio

Use this setting to automatically crop images to a specific aspect ratio. Choose from Square (1:1), Landscape (3:2), or Portrait (2:3) aspect ratios.

Choose Natural if you do not want your images to be cropped.

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