How do you enable sections everywhere?

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Shopify Partner
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Perhaps I missed it but I don't see any way to enable the sections everywhere.  I've created a new experimental dev store with Unite 2019 selected.  It comes with a Debut and Dev Preview theme.  Both of these themes appear to be using the old snippets-style paradigm.  

 

Are there steps I need to perform to enable sections everywhere?

 

Thanks,

Tom

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There's no enabling, as there's no UI yet, and Debut doesn't have the new sections built in.

Our own internal team theme devs are just starting to build with the new paradigm, just as partners are.

You should be able to create new directories in your theme that follow the the new theme paradigm, along with new liquid files for the different page types (products, collections, custom pages, and blog). You will be able to test the output on your storefront of the new code but not the new online store design experience (ui) .

https://help.shopify.com/en/themes/development/section-themes

Good luck and happy coding!
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New Member
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Any thoughts on when the ui will roll out? Or an example theme?


@tiffanytse wrote:
There's no enabling, as there's no UI yet, and Debut doesn't have the new sections built in.


 

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Tourist
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As far as I get, there is no way right now to test those new features, right?

 

Because if there is no way to get updated UI in the Customize Editor, then there is no full testing experience.

 

Hope all features will be roll on soon.

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Shopify Expert
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"You should be able to create new directories in your theme". Is this suggesting that we should be able to add directories to a pre-existing theme like "pages" or "frame" and it will honor the new functionality?

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Shopify Staff
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Hey Jon, 

 

So you can add the new directories to a pre-existing theme, and upload it this to a developer preview store and test out the new content model and section schema format, on a code level. However, you won't be able to work with sections on all pages until the new UI is launched later this year. Keep in mind too, that currently the new file directory is only compatible with developer preview stores. 

 

Hope this helps Jon! 

 

Liam Griffin

Shopify | Developer Tools & Education 

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