How do I assign a new template to a collection?

JJBDude
Excursionist
22 0 5

Hey all,

 

I’ve just started to try and get a menu going, adding collections to it. I will be selling skateboards so I have so far a collection for Decks and a collection for Bearings. I successfully added them both to my menu but now I want to edit them a bit individually.

 

I was able to figure out where I can go to create a template for this. I see there’s a default one so I understand I need to create a template specific for both Decks and Bearings. Let’s say for ease of explaining I want to change the banner image, therefore they must both have their own template.

 

My problem is I can’t see where I need to go to assign this new template that I’ve created to the collection. I’m on mobile Shopify app and feel like I’ve gone through every possible option trying to see how I can attach the Deck collection to the Deck template and am having no luck.

 

Can anyone help? 🙂

 

Jason 

 

https://scenicskateshop.myshopify.com

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PaulNewton
Shopify Partner
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Do it in the collection admin itself, may need to use the desktop admin.

Assignment of theme templates is done in a resources admin(collection,prouducts,pages,etc) and not within the theme settings.

Basically this is so even changing themes the same template keeps being used instead of transient settings between themes.

 

When accepting a solution you can also mark your own responses. So lets other merchants know if had to do this in the desktop version because your mobile version was missing that part of the UI.

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JJBDude
Excursionist
22 0 5

So I got an email that you responded to me but it didn’t show me your full response. The key piece of info I needed was to try this in desktop admin. I’ve just gone in my MacBook and was able to see an option when in a collection to change its theme.

 

I find the mobile app really good but it’s missing a few bits like this which is a big shame as it’s infuriating for me to need to go in my MacBook just for certain bits.

LIVX
Visitor
1 0 0

Hey, I'm having the same problem, I'm on a mackbook too but I don't know what to change on collections, I thought i had to change it under the "theme template" tab on the collections page but theres no other option for a different one or to make one, the only option is the "default collection"

intermedgloves
Visitor
1 0 1

I'm having this exact same problem as well. I've created new templates but the only option i can select is "default template" on the collection admin.

jongwong
Visitor
1 0 0

Same. I've created a new collection template, but can't use it on the collection admin.

agosser
Visitor
2 0 0

Same problem. Attempting to change collection template (to custom template already created in 2.0 theme) and collection only give "default" option. Argh!

agosser
Visitor
2 0 0

Solved on my end: Made an (unnecessary) addition to the custom collection template in order to re-save. And for whatever reason, it then appeared as an option in the collection I was attempting to update. ...was that necessary? ...do collection templates just take time to propagate? ...I had (within the hour) published a 2.0 theme (replacing an older theme); did I just need to wait for the backend options (like custom templates) to catch-up? We may never know. Regardless, it's working now.