Design Your Website

Get your store looking good with in-depth site builder and design resources. Featuring everything from theme advice to design best practices, this section will help your site shine. 🎨

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Do it Yourself

Themes

Learn how to install themes from the Theme Gallery and make changes to how your store looks.
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Style Editor

Your Volusion theme is lookin' good! Style Editor can help you take it to the next level.
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Logos

Make your marketing materials uniquely yours by adding your logo.
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Window Display: Content & Category Customization

Customize how your content is displayed on your store and convert browsers into buyers. 🌟
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Take it Easy: Using Volusion's Easy Editor

The Volusion Easy Editor helps you easily edit and style content on your storefront. Learn how to use it here! ✍️
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Basic Theme Customization

Learn how to customize your Volusion theme with some HTML basics and make your store unique to you.
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How to Update Your Custom Slideshow

Add new images and information to capture more customers!
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How to Add a Splash Page to Your Site

Make a big splash with new customers by adding a welcome page to your website.
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How to Add Product and Marketing Videos to Your Store

Reel in more customers by using video to showcase your products and company.
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The text on my store emails is invisible!

Background and text color can make text seem to disappear. We outline how to fix the issue in this article.
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Disabling JavaScript and Inline Styles for Mobile Storefront Product Descriptions

Here is a quick fix for issues displaying code content on your Mobile Storefront.
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Soft Add to Cart

Let your customers see what's in their cart without redirecting to a different page with our Soft Add To Cart feature.
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How to Use Search Refinement

Search Refinement enables you to break down search results by such criteria as manufacturer or price range.
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Removing the Sort By Menu on a Category Page

You may choose not to show a Sort By menu on your categories. We can show you how to do that.
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Professional Product Images

Professional photography is a driving factor for a successful website design. Here are some options for you.
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Adding, Editing, or Removing Footer Links From Your Theme

Your Theme's Footer is a great source of information for your customers. Editing the links in it can get that info out there.
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How to Edit the Contact Us Link in Your Theme Header or Footer

Your customers need to get in contact with you sometimes. Your Contact Link can help them easily reach you. Here are some tips for editing.
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Editing the Footer Links in a Premium Theme

Footer links can provide important information for your customers. Volusion can show you how to edit these links.
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How to Add Extra Navigation Menus to Your Theme

Need additional navigation menus on your site? Let Volusion show you how to add them.
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Navigation Menu CSS

CSS code can help you customize your Navigation Menus. Here is some helpful information about it.
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How to Use Images in Menus Instead of Text

Images have a big impact, here are some tips for using images instead of text for your menu items.
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Product Display Settings

Product Display Settings let you control the way your product comparisons, search results, and home page featured products are displayed.
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Product Image Zoom Feature

The Image Zoom feature automatically shows a high resolution version of the product image when the cursor is moved over the product image.
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Product Image File Names

Learn about the different product image sizes that display throughout your store.
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Creating Page-Specific CSS Style or HTML Code

The flexibility of your Volusion store theme gives you the freedom to edit and customize CSS and HTML code to fit your needs.
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Volusion Mobile Commerce

The face of online retail is rapidly evolving, and mobile commerce is at the forefront. Volusion can help you harness the power of mobile.
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Alternative Programs for Editing Image Files

Images are an important part of promoting your products. Image editing programs can help you have great looking images.
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How to Create Custom 404 Error Pages

A custom 404 Error Page lets your customers know that everything is OK, and they are headed in the right direction.
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Adding Images and Links to Description Fields

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Using Dreamweaver With Volusion

Dreamweaver is an excellent tool for editing HTML and CSS, however Volusion does not recommend using it.
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How to Include a PDF Document Within an Article

A PDF Article can give you customers vital information and inform their purchases.
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Embedding PDF Files Into the Volusion Storefront

A PDF can provide excellent information for your customers. Here are directions for adding one to your Volusion storefront.
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Editing Homepage Images on a Premium Theme

Homepage images can set the tone for your website and show customers what you are all about.
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Input Entered Not Visible On Sites Using Dark / Black Backgrounds

Here is an easy fix for visibility issues when using dark text on a dark background on your site.
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Streaming Video on Your Store

Streaming video can provide a great source of information to your customers.
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Editing the Please Wait Page

Waiting is no fun for anyone. However, a customized wait message before your Shopping Cart can make it a better experience.
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How to Use the Content Builder

The Content Builder lets you directly edit articles and text on your storefront. Read this article to learn more about how it works! πŸ—οΈ
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Editing Text and Images

Text and Images are important pieces of the puzzle. Here is some information about editing them.
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How to Customize Your Order Finished Page

A customized message on your Order Finished page can thank your customers or give them additional instructions.
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Using reCAPTCHA to Block SPAM on Submission Pages

reCAPTCHA can help make your website a safer place by blocking SPAM.
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Creating a Download Link for Your Volusion Store

Downloadable files can expand your product offering. Let's take a look at how to set that up.
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How to Access the Website Header and Footer

Your Header and Footer are excellent spots to drop important info. Here are some tips for editing that information.
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How to Change Website Colors

Color can define your website. Here are some helpful tips on changing the colors of your Volusion online store.
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Web Scripting Support in Volusion

Knowing what web scripting is supported by our platform is important information.
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How to Swap Your Article 2 Image on District and Cafe Themes

Need to swap article 2 images for the District or Cafe themes? Let Volusion show you how.
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How to Restore or Reinstall a Theme

Changes to your Theme may cause issues. Here is a quick way to restore your previous Theme and get things back to normal.
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Linking to External Media Files

Externally hosted images are a great alternative to creating your own images. Here we take a moment to show you how.
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V-Gloss and Other All-Black Theme Issue

Having trouble seeing the text in a theme with a darker background? Here are some tips to help.
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How to Change Your Storefront Images

Customize your Storefront Images to add fun and excitement to you website.
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Editing the Recalculate Shipping Link

Changing the Recalculate Shipping link on your Checkout page can make it more visible, and make checking out easier.
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Legacy (Non-Responsive) Themes

The web has changed. more shoppers use smart devices to access sites. Learn how a responsive Theme brings your site into the 21st century.
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Displaying Shipping Rates in a Single Drop-down Menu

Simplifying shipping choices can speed your customers through Checkout. Let us show you how to have all your rates in a single menu.
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Category Banner Image

Brand imagery in the form of a banner can greatly enhance your website.
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How to Use Images to Enhance Category Pages

If it is true that an image is worth 1000 words, then images in your Category pages will definitely have an impact.
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Product Display

Customize how your products display on your website with Volusion's Product Display settings.
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Picture Perfect Product Photos

Your customers can’t touch, feel, or try on your products before they buy, so having great photos on your site is the next best thing.
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Removing Image Borders from the Lightweight Grid Category Layout

If you are not a fan of the borders showing on the images in the Lightweight Grid display mode, we can show you how to remove them.
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Color Swatch Options

Color swatches can help your customers make easier choices about what color they prefer.
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Stock Status Display Options

Volusion offers options for displaying your stock quantities.
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Displaying Items from Subcategories on the Main Category Page

Showing products from subcategories in your category display gives your customers more options.
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How to Update the Price Display for Product Options

If your product options have price differences, learn how your shoppers can see an updated price display.
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Editing the Free Shipping Icon

Customize the Free Shipping icon that appears on your site.
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How to Display Customer Review Star Ratings

Please be aware, this is a Legacy Feature and may not be supported by newer Volusion Themes.
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How to Use the Lightbox Feature With Alternate Image Views

The Lightbox feature can provide excellent, detailed product images.
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Removing the Add to Cart Button From a Product Page

You may have a need to keep customers from purchasing a product while still displaying it. Removing the Add to Cart button can do this.
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Displaying Only Subcategories on Your Category Pages

You may want to keep your products hidden on your category pages and only show subcategory options. Here are the steps to make that happen.
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Adding the Same Category to Two Different Menus

You may have a good reason to show the same category in two different menus. Here are the steps to make it happen.
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Alternate Product Images

You can give your customers multiple views of a single product with the Alternate Views feature.
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How to Configure Custom Product Image Sizes

Having great product images on your website can give you a considerable advantage over your competition.
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Watch & Learn

VIDEO: Color Swatches and Alternative Views (1/2): How to Set Color Swatches

Color swatches can be a great tool for helping your customers make decisions about their options.
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VIDEO: Color Swatches and Alternative Views (2/2): How to Upload Color Swatches and Alternative View Photos in Bulk

Color Swatches and Alternative Product Views can help your customers make those tough choices and convert them to buyers.
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VIDEO: Site Content (5/5): How to Edit Page Text Articles

Editing text articles is quick and easy with Volusion.
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VIDEO: Easy Editor (3/3): How to Create a Link in the Easy Editor

Volusion's Easy Editor can be used to create links easily and quickly.
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VIDEO: Products (6/9): How to Add YouTube Videos

YouTube videos can be an excellent way to showcase your products for potential customers.
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VIDEO: Design (3/8): How to Choose a Template (Theme)

A Template controls the basic look of your site. Let Volusion show you how to pick on and set it up.
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VIDEO: Design (4/8): Responsive Templates (Themes)

Responsive templates can help your customers on mobile devices get the same great shopping experience as everyone else.
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VIDEO: Design (5/8): How to Install Logos

A logo puts your custom stamp on your website. Here are a few tips for adding one to your site.
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VIDEO: Design (6/8): How to Create a Homepage Slideshow

A Homepage Slideshow can be a welcome sign for new customers, letting them know exactly what your site is about.
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VIDEO: Design (8/8): How to Edit a Template (Themes)

Customizing your Template can give you site that personal touch that your customers will appreciate.
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VIDEO: Categories (3/4): How to Manipulate Product Display

Product Display Mode gives you options for how your customers see your products on the storefront.
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VIDEO: Easy Editor (1/3): How to Use the Easy Editor

Our Easy Editor makes changes to your site simple and quick.
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VIDEO: Easy Editor (2/3): How to Upload Images in the Easy Editor

Uploading images is quick and easy using Volusion's Easy Editor.
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VIDEO: Products (7/9): How to Display Products on the Homepage

Customers need to see your products in order to buy them. You can display specific products right on your Homepage to increase traffic.
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VIDEO: One Page Checkout (1/7): How to Edit the Checkout Page

Your checkout page can be a make or break point for customers. Make sure it meets your needs by customizing it.
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VIDEO: One Page Checkout (5/7): How to Set Up Custom Fields on the Checkout Page

Custom Fields can gather important information or provide verification at checkout.
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VIDEO: One Page Checkout (6/7): How to Add Selections to a Custom Field Drop-down Menu

Adding selections to a drop-down menu gives your customers the option they need.
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VIDEO: One Page Checkout (7/7): How to Create a Custom Field Link on the Checkout Page

Custom links on your checkout page can give shoppers a personalized experience.
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