This month we have released new features for developers participating in the Online Store Design Experience partner beta. The following features are now available for testing for new and existing development stores using the "online store design experience" developer preview. You can find info on how to create a developer preview store inour Help Center.
The Sections theme architecture is now supported on the Cart, Password, and 404 pages. Sections can be enabled on these pages using the Online Store Editor with a sections-compatible theme. More info on how to enable sections on a page can be found inour Developer Documentation.
The Section Rendering API can be used to request the HTML markup of frame, page, content, and app sections through an AJAX request. This improves storefront performance by allowing you to update page content by fetching only partial elements of a page, instead of reloading it entirely. More info on this new API can be found inour Developer Documentation.
HTML tags can be inserted around theme frame sections using thewrapperproperty. This allows developers to optionally use containers and other tags around the three segments of a page. More info on thewrapperproperty can be found inour Developer Documentation.
Sections can now contain a text input and a URL picker on a single setting with thelinksetting type. Thelinksetting type can only be used in sections (including the additional settings of content sections).
If you have any questions regarding these changes, and the online store design experience, please feel free to open topics for discussion here.
Shopify | Developer Community Manager
Liam Griffin Shopify | Developer Community Manager