How do you enable sections everywhere?

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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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Tourist
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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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"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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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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Tourist
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Any idea when this will roll out? I last read that it should roll out later this year, but I see that this year is nearly over.

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Still no updates on this topic?

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Hi there @TheWineStore ,

 

It's now possible to access the new online store editor UI, and add sections to product pages using a developer preview store, and the sections-compatible version of Debut. You can learn all about the features and functionality of the developer preview on this forum post. 

 

Cheers,

 

Liam

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@Liam wrote:

Hi there @TheWineStore ,

 

It's now possible to access the new online store editor UI, and add sections to product pages using a developer preview store, and the sections-compatible version of Debut. You can learn all about the features and functionality of the developer preview on this forum post. 

 

Cheers,

 

Liam


Hey Liam,

Any clues when this will be live for merchants

It was supposed to be "later this year" in 2019 ;)

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