I'm busy trying to set up my store pages, products etc.
Using the Minimal theme and I'm slowly getting it looking how I'd like but when I create a new page for example:
It's a basic page with only text!
I know I can add pictures via the text editor but I'd like to add elements of the theme to it like slide show etc.
But I don't see a way how to do it.
Is this a limitation of free themes? or is this purely down to this theme or is it a weird limitation of Shopify and it's website editor?
Right now I'm only in the free trial phase of this, but it's very off-putting if I can't actually create extra pages and add elements of the theme/store to them.
It's possible to add anything you want to your custom pages. However, if you are not familiar with the liquid coding to where you can do this in the code editor, your options are either to use an app (there are several page builder/editor apps in the app store, as well as apps for specific types of pages such as 'contact us page' apps or 'FAQ page' apps), hire a developer to build your custom pages for you, or purchase a theme with these pages already set up and with customizable page features.
Colby here from Shogun Page Builder. As MelsMojoBob mention before, a page building app may be exactly what you are looking for if you are wanting to have customizations that you can't normally do using your Shopify theme. Shogun is able to add things like Slideshows, Tab sections, Images and many other types of elements to your standard pages that your theme is normally unable to add on its own. If you'd like to give the Shogun Page Builder a try and test this for your store, we have a 10 day free trial on all new installations!