Shopify announced a set of new features that made some radical changes to the platform. The changes spanning from the way themes are built and used, to the way apps interact with the themes and new tools for developers and merchants to make it easy to use the platform.
Table Of Content
1. What is there for Shopify merchants.
b. Meta Fields
c. Faster load times
d. Theme Editor Updates – Much easier to usein
e. Customize checkout pages – for non-plus merchants
2. What is there for developers.
b. App blocks – Theme app extensions
c. Standardization of the themes with JSON files. / Sections
What is there for Shopify merchants:
In Shopify online store 2.0, Merchants will find it much easier to customize their shops and have new features that will help them sell more.
Admin updateable sections on every page: Earlier the sections were available only on the homepage. now the sections are available on all the pages. It is much earlier to customize the shop pages from admin now without any developer help.
Meta Fields: Add custom attribute to the products with meta field available right in the Shopify admin, without any third-party app. Let’s say, you want to add 2 new attributes to your product. Height & material. You can now add it using the meta fields without any third-party app.
Faster load timesThe new Shopify 2.0 themes load much faster. The faster web page helps merchants retain more customers and reduces bounce rate. This helps merchants pay less attention to the speed of the pages and focus more on sales.
Theme Editor Updates – Much easier to usein Shopify 2.0, the theme editor has been upgraded which makes it easy to find the right sections to add to the pages.
Customize checkout pages – for non-plus merchants
All package merchants (not just PLUS merchants) can customize the checkout through the checkout apps. Earlier the checkout pages could not be customized at all by non-plus merchants.
What is there for developers:
The Shopify developers are a major part of the Shopify platform. The developer helps shop owners to set up professional shops, and make use of Shopify APIs to build the apps which helps provide those features that are not offered by the Shopify native platform. Shopify 2.0 has a lot for developers.
Meta Fields Now, the developers can use the newly available meta fields directly in the theme to customize the theme functions & to build dynamic sections.
App blocks – Theme app extensions The integration of the Shopify apps with the Shopify online store 2.0 themes, is much earlier and standardized now. The developers can now use the Shopify theme app extensions and make them available in the theme customizer to be added to any page or selected pages. This is a much-improved way for apps to integrate with the themes.
Standardization of the themes with JSON files. / Sections The themes have JSON-based sections. These sections can be dragged and dropped on any page of the Shopify theme using the Shopify theme customizer. The developers can now build the themes in sections and with much flexibility.
Summing it up:
Finally, Shopify 2.0 is a set of features that Shopify has released gradually with the intent to upgrade the platform for merchants as well as developers. Every Shopify merchant must make use of the new features to upgrade their shops to focus more on selling & increase revenues. In case you need any information on Shopify 2.0 for your standard, advanced, or plus store – we are an expert Shopify development services team working on the Shopify platform for 10+ years, get in touch with us, and we will be happy to serve you.