Create Blog Post Templates
In this section, you will learn:
Create a new template for a Single blog post with the ECB app
NOTE: We highly recommend you create three Clean templates first, each for a type of page - Product page, store page, and Blog Post page. Once created, you will have three Clean template files with the .clean suffix (product.clean.json, page.clean.json, article.clean.json).
Learn more about What a Clean template is and How to create a Clean template.
Step 1: Create a new blog post
- From your Shopify admin, click Blog Posts (under Sales channels section)
- Then click Add block post.
- Enter a title and content for the page.
- Click Save (You need to have a title to save the post.).
Step 2: Create a template for the blog post
- From the Blog Post Edit page, click More actions (that appears in the upper-right of the form), click Create Template for this article:
- From Easy Content Builder dashboard, you can create a new template based on:
- Select a prebuilt blog post template provided by the Easy Content Builder app.
- Select from available templates of the main theme (if created before): This option is only visible if you did build templates using the Easy Content Builder app before. It allows you to speed up the workflow by reusing those templates. Please note this feature is available for the Pro version only.
- Create your own template from scratch.
Step 3: Customize the template in the Theme Editor
- After you perform Step 2 above, you will be automatically directed to the Theme Editor where you can start adding content blocks to the template you’ve just created.
Create a new template for a group of blog posts
Step 1: Open the Theme Editor
- From the Shopify admin, go to Online Store > Themes. Find the theme that you want to edit, and then click Customize.
- From the dropdown menu in the Theme Editor, click Blog posts, then scroll down and click Create template.
- Name: type the name using the following name structure, where "easy-“ is the prefix. The name can contain any of the following characters: (a-z), (0-9), and dash. E.g: easy-collection-phone.
- Note: When migrating templates to a new theme, the ECB app only migrates the templates with the name structure above
- Based on: Select Default template or any available template created before.
Step 3: Customize the template you've just created
- From the Theme Editor, you can start adding content blocks to the template you’ve just created.