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What is A Clean Template

A Clean template in Easy Content Builder refers to a clone of the default templates of your current theme that hides specific sections (You decide which section to show/hide).

Why a Clean template:

  • Help you avoid a repetitive task (removing the default sections) when creating new templates or editing templates migrated from an old theme.
  • You can use a Clean template as a base template instead of using the Default template when creating a new template or migrating a template.
  • When creating a new template, you have complete control to keep/remove any Sections from the Default template.

Creating a clean template is optional though.  

If you do not create a Clean template, all content blocks added using the Easy Content Builder will appear at the bottom of the pages (below the default content blocks of your current page).

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The difference between the Default template and the Clean template:Default vs clean templates.jpg

How to create a Clean template

You need to create a separate Clean template for each type of page: product page, webpage page, and blog post page. Once created, the Clean template files will come with the .clean suffix (product.clean.json, page.clean.json, article.clean.json).

Note: For each type of page (Product page, Webpage, Blog Post page), you just need one Clean template only. If a Clean template for the product pages does exist, please discard Step - Create a Clean template for Product pages. The same rule applies to other types of pages - Webpages and Blog Post pages.

Create a Clean template for products:

  • From your Shopify admin, click Online Store > Themes.
  • Find your current theme, and then click Customize.
  • From the Shopify Theme editor, tab Products > click Create template in the dropdown menu.
Create Clean template.jpg
  • Then enter clean to the Name field & set the Based on to Default product.
Create Clean template config.jpg

Similarly, to create a Clean template for Pages:

  • From your Shopify admin, click Online Store > Themes.
  • Find your current theme, and then click Customize.
  • From the Shopify Theme editor, tab Products > click Create template in the dropdown menu.
  • Then enter clean to the Name field & set the Based on to Default page.

And, to ceate a Clean template for Blog Posts:

  • From your Shopify admin, click Online Store > Themes.
  • Find your current theme, and then click Customize.
  • From the Shopify Theme editor, tab Products > click Create template in the dropdown menu.
  • Then enter clean to the Name field & set the Based on to Default Blog.

How to disable/remove sections in a Clean template

  • From your Shopify admin, click Online Store > Themes.
  • Find your current theme, and then click Customize.
  • From the Shopify Theme editor, tab Products (Pages or Blog Posts) > click clean template
  • Click any section on the sidebar that you want to disable, then click the eye icon to hide or unhide a section. Edit clean template.jpg
  • (Optional) To remove a section, click a section and click Remove section at the bottom of the sidebar.
Note: Shopify does not allow you to remove some core sections, you can only hide them instead. Product clean delete.jpg

FAQs

Q. When should I use a Clean Template?

A. It’s a good idea to create Clean Templates if you want to create a new template or migrate content blocks to a new theme without any default sections from your current theme.

Q. Do I need to create a Clean template one time only?

A. Yes, you just need to create a single Clean Template for each page type (Product/Page/Blog Post) once only.

Q. When editing a product/page/blog post page, can I switch my existing page to a Clean template via the Theme Template dropdown?

A. No, you should create and manage the Clean Templates via the Shopify Theme Editor only (as instructed above).