District Changelog

September 8, 2023 - Version 4.5.2

Minor theme improvement and bug fix.

Fixes and other improvements

  • When removing an item from the cart, correctly update the cart button count.

September 7, 2023 - Version 4.5.1

Minor theme improvement and bug fix.

Fixes and other improvements

  • Correctly update the icon button's cart count when changing quantity on the cart page.

September 6, 2023 - Version 4.5.0

Introduce images in the header mega menu, option to add gift card recipients, displaying of the Follow on Shop button, updated social icons and more.


  • New option to show images in the mega menu.
  • Added the option to include gift card recipients to send gift cards
  • Option to display the Follow on Shop button
  • New option to show social icons in the footer outside of the "contact" block
  • New social icon for Threads


  • Updated Twitter icon to X

Fixes and other improvements

  • Fix a bug with the cart template where in certain conditions changing the quantity will not update the cart
  • Improve styling when active focus is on the cart preview
  • Updated social icons to latest versions
  • Hide the media controls (next / previous arrows) when there is only one product media
  • Optimize styling of list items in rich-text
  • Improve the translation strings for German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Norwegian, and Portuguese

June 27, 2023 - Version 4.4.5

Product card improvements

Fixes and other improvements

  • Improve how the product card displays the secondary image on hover.

June 22, 2023 - Version 4.4.4

Bug fix.

Fixes and other improvements

  • Fixed an issue on mobile where scrolling and tapping on products in collections could prevent the link from working.

June 20, 2023 - Version 4.4.3

Minor theme improvements and bug fixes.

Fixes and other improvements

  • Fixed an issue where the product text on some collections does not click through to the product page on mobile.
  • Correctly show predictive search when the top bar section is hidden or removed.

April 25, 2023 - Version 4.4.2

Minor theme improvements and bug fixes.

Fixes and other improvements

  • Fix issue with the slideshow playing when multiple slideshow sections are added and one only has a single slide active.

April 25, 2023 - Version 4.4.1

Minor theme improvements and bug fixes.

Fixes and other improvements

  • Fix how variant IDs are added to the URL when a variant is selected
  • Remove the checkbox icon next to pickup locations where the product is not available
  • Improve iPad touch interactions for opening and closing header navigation
  • Improve touch interactions for product cards removing the need to touch the product card twice to go to the product page

April 11, 2023 - Version 4.4.0

Introduce support for Shopify's predictive search, section groups and roll out frequently requested features.


  • Predictive search - shows suggested results as you type to help customers refine their search before going to the search page.
  • Section groups - Add new grouped sections for the header and footer where it's now possible to add new shop-wide sections and change the order.
  • Header icons - Option to turn on menu, search, account cart icons in the header. This is helpful if you want to opt out of showing the Top Bar section to have a single header section.
  • Blog - New option to change the number of blog posts shown per page
  • Products - New option to show the links to the previous and next products in the collection

Fixes and other improvements

  • Article (blog post) images are now show in the search results.
  • Fixed styling of sold out swatches when other colors are available.
  • Searches without filter results will have the sidebar hidden.

Jan 9, 2023 - Version 4.3.0

Add support for complementary products and image focal points.


  • Added a new Product Details block for complementary products. Both the new complementary products block and related products (recommendations) section are powered by Shopify's Search and Discovery app.
  • Verified support for Shopify's new Focal Point feature for images uploaded in the Online store editor, settings/files or metafield images. When an image is cropped and constrainted to a specific size you can now set a focal point so that key parts of the image are always in view.

Fixes and other improvements

  • Fixed styling of sold out swatches when other colors are available.
  • New option to remove vertical section padding on Custom Liquid section.

Sept 20, 2022 - Version 4.2.2

Minor theme improvements and bug fixes.

Fixes and other improvements

  • Fix centering of content for policy pages.

Sept 7, 2022 - Version 4.2.1

Minor theme improvements and bug fixes.

Fixes and other improvements

  • Improve detection of mouse enabled devices using Safari browsers.
  • Fixes issue where top level main navigation items were not clickable with certain versions of Safari.
  • Added support for aspect-ratio CSS to automatically resize video embeds.


  • Using Shop metafields, customers can now add basic CSS (theme.custom_css) and JavaScript (theme.custom_js) snippets to their theme. This is a great way to add custom CSS and JavaScript to your theme without having to edit the theme files directly which disable auto-updates.

Sept 6, 2022 - Version 4.2.0

Introduces five new commonly requested sections and various fixes and improvements.


  • New Section: Text Columns with Images for multiple columns of images, headings, text and buttons.
  • New Section: Text Columns with Icons for multiple columns of preset icons, headings, text and buttons.
  • New Section: Featured Collection Slider that shows a scrollable collection of products.
  • New Section: Testamonials to highlight featured customer feedback and quotes with images, text and star icons.
  • New Section: FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) to show tabbed content of commonly asked questions or details.


  • Increase the longest delay for opening the promotional popup from 10 seconds to 30 seconds.

Fixes and other improvements

  • Improve the appearance of swatch images inside the selection container.
  • Search results without an image will now show a placeholder solid color.
  • Add padding to the mobile sidebar menu panel for better scrolling.
  • Correctly cross out all variants when all variants at the second or third option level are sold out.
  • Fix bug in "forgot my password" form an email address would not properly submit.
  • Change the JSON+LD structured data from "Thing" to "Brand" for Google's guidelines.
  • When adding an item to the cart the cart icon will no longer reset to the default icon.
  • Improve the typography handling of rich text areas and the Shopify policy pages.
  • Longer storefront filter labels will now wrap to the next line.
  • Correctly order the product media when loading a direct variant URL.

May 6, 2022 - Version 4.1.1

Minor theme improvements and bug fixes.

Fixes and other improvements

  • Add translations for collection price filtering
  • Clicking on the search icon now submits the search form
  • Add link to "continue shopping" on empty cart page
  • Fix missing product details image block
  • Play video slide when Slideshow is not active with only one slide

April 26, 2022 - Version 4.1.0

Expanded the theme's localization to support more languages and RTL text, as well as translating the customize menu. Reintroduced popular theme features from pre-4.0, and improved the theme's functionality.


  • Translations for the theme's customization menus in German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Dutch, and Portuguese.
  • Added new Italian localization for both the theme and customization menu.
  • Added a new typography setting to convert the layout to RTL for languages that use right-to-left scripts.
  • New options in the Product Details buy buttons block to customize the sold out and add to cart text. This is helpful for adding Coming Soon, Pre-Order, and Back-Order text for some products.
  • Added a new option to not expand collection filters by default.
  • Added a new option to set the number of products per row for collections.
  • Reintroduced the ability to upload sold out and on sale product card badges.
  • Reintroduced the product image lightbox feature.
  • Reintroduced the option to turn on the product image zoom.
  • Reintroduced automatic product description tabs based on the text heading in the description.

Fixes and other improvements

  • Improved the sold out swatches so that they are clickable.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the variant dropdown select to not work in certain situations.
  • Updated contact form select elements (dropdowns) to not cut off parts of the text.
  • Correctly show square swatch images.
  • Add slight contrast to white swatches.
  • Fix styling of dropdown menus for older versions of Safari.
  • Improve typography and layout of the description text for products and collections.
  • Product vendor name now links to the vendor collection.
  • Fixed the promotional popup when no form is selected.
  • Fixed featured grid section overlay color when text is shown below the images.
  • Fix cart preview "continue shopping" button.

March 4, 2022 - Version 4.0.4

Improvements to the header and other minor bug fixes.

Fixes and other improvements

  • Add option to continue to cart on the cart notification.
  • Fix cart notification text and background colors.
  • Properly scale larger logo images for mobile in the header and password page.
  • Add favicon support for Safari bookmarks.
  • Fix the alignment of the cart footer tax and shipping details.
  • Adjust collection filter price range styling with currencies with more than one character.
  • Fix issue where the storefront password would not work on the password page.
  • Update the newsletter section to prevent it from being cut off on mobile.
  • Show collection sorting on mobile when the filters are not enabled.
  • Fix social share button background colors.
  • Add styling to sold out swatches while still being able to click through to the variant.

February 11, 2022 - Version 4.0.3

Minor update fixing issues and Windows specific styling after the update to support Online Store 2.0.

Fixes and other improvements

  • Fix visually styling issues where scrollbars were appearing on Windows devices.
  • When cropping the product card image to a ratio, make sure secondary images are also cropped.
  • Only show the product's on sale badge if the product is available for purchase.

February 9, 2022 - Version 4.0.2

Minor update addressing issues and improvements after the update to support Online Store 2.0.

Fixes and other improvements

  • Fix styling issues for dropdown and tabs in Safari.
  • Improved how user interaction (scroll, touch, and click) is detected to load resource heavy sections.
  • Correctly apply the body text color across the theme.
  • Only show the product's variants in the cart if variants exist and hide "default title".
  • Add support for the missing text and image settings in the footer.
  • Improve how the cart layout appears on mobile devices with longer titles and higher prices.
  • Add missing functionality for "disable sold out variants" setting in the product details.
  • Preload key JavaScript, CSS and image resources for improved PageSpeed performance.

January 25, 2022 - Version 4.0.1

First round of bug fixes and minor improvements to the theme after the update to support Online Store 2.0. Adds improved responsive images for PageSpeed and performance.


  • Switched to using Shopify's image_tag for improved responsive images and the ability to preload key, above-the-fold images.

Fixes and other improvements

  • Correctly show the promotional signup bar for desktop or mobile
  • Only show the mega menu style when the menu is two levels deep
  • Fix slideshow video slides where the text content would appear below the video
  • Update the custom content section button to use the correct style
  • Fix the social sharing settings to hide or show the Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest sharing buttons
  • Update the primary title color setting where it correctly applies to the titles
  • Only show the product variant options if variants exist
  • Delay loading of YouTube and Google Maps to resolve PageSpeed issues
  • Fix issue where the product card sale label was not appearing

January 17, 2022 — Version 4.0.0

  • Online Store 2.0 - District has been rebuilt, line by line from the ground up to support Shopify's Online Store 2.0 (sections everywhere) changes. Now you can add sections to any page, product, collection, blog post and more.
  • Storefront filtering - Added support for Shopify's native storefront filtering where you can filter collections by product and variant attributes: Availability, price, product type, vendors, variant options, colors, sizes, metafields and more
  • Performance - Rewriting the theme allowed us to make dramatic improvements to the theme's performance where it now has a mobile PageSpeed score in the mid-90s before installing any 3rd party scripts or Shopify Apps.
  • Improved swatches - Color swatches are now set using Shopify's metafields where you can set global sitewide color and swatch images. For products that might have a different shade of "blue" or other color variations you can add product specific metafileds to overwrite the site wide color values.

May 27, 2021 — Version 3.10.1

  • Product Subscriptions - Show subscription details on customer order page
  • Localization - Add store pickup translations

May 25, 2021 — Version 3.10.0

  • Shop Pay - Add support for installment details
  • Product Subscriptions - Add cart support to display subscription details
  • Social Sharing - Update Facebook Share button
  • Optimize fonts

October 22, 2020 — Version 3.9.2

  • Stuctured Data - Fix missing price on variants
  • Product - Limit the zoom feature to 2x

October 21, 2020 — Version 3.9.1

  • Surface Pickup - Improvements

October 21, 2020 — Version 3.9.0

  • Surface Pickup - Support for upcoming Shopify feature
  • Header - Fix issue with logo intermittently showing too large on slower connections

September 22, 2020 — Version 3.8.1

  • Minor fix with how touch-enabled devices are detected

August 24, 2020 — Version 3.8.0

  • Unit Pricing - Add unit pricing for stores located in Germeny and France
  • Social Sharing - Add support for Shopify's new page_image option
  • Products - Minor fix for better color swatch matching
  • Products - Properly hide the previous and next button when setting is turned off
  • Shop the Look - Fix "on sale" label for products
  • Promotional bar - Fixed an issue where multiple bars might not correctly hide or show
  • Windows - Hide scrollbar tracks for thumbnails
  • Windows - Prevent logo resize issue while loading on slow internet connections
  • Optimization - Improve the order theme assets load in
  • Optimization - Preconnect and prefetch Shopify domains
  • Optimization - Clean up and remove JavaScript packages no longer needed

June 4, 2020 — Version 3.7.7

  • Products - Fix savings percentage for EUR and currencies with comma formatting
  • Products - Add missing option to Featured Product section
  • Products - Scroll description tab into view when opening a new tab
  • Multi-Currency and Language - Fix styling issue where top bar colors were not being applied correctly
  • Shop the Look - Prevent breaking HTML issues based on content added to the description
  • Featured Grid - Add missing border color for overlay text
  • Swatches - Add better matching for the product option name
  • Performance - Preload CSS files
  • Locale - Add Dutch language translation

March 31, 2020 — Version 3.7.6

  • Shop The Look - Switch to high resolution image for overlay
  • Minor fix with currency and language selection

March 30, 2020 — Version 3.7.5

  • LD+JSON - Fix product's ISBN/GTIN unique identifer
  • Product Recommendations - Add correct language route URL for product recommendations

March 23, 2020 — Version 3.7.4

  • Shop the Look - Fix issue with button's link

March 18, 2020 — Version 3.7.3

March 12, 2020 — Version 3.7.2

  • Tax and Shipping Policy - Added tax and shipping policy information to the product page as well as the cart. If the shipping policy is set or taxes are included in the prices the details will automatically appear on the product and cart pages. This change is helpful for all customers and is specifically relevant to merchants selling in Germany.

February 14, 2020 — Version 3.7.1

  • Instagram - Instagram will be deprecating their Basic Permission for Instagram Legacy API on March 2nd which will prevent current Instagram feed sections from working in all Shopify themes. With these changes, Shopify has made the decision to require all themes to permanently remove any type of live Instagram feed feature. In order to have a live Instagram feed, shops will now have to use a Shopify App to get around the technical changes. https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/using-themes/instagram-feed-changes
  • New - Shop The Look section has been added for the Homepage. With this new section you can recreate the same look and design of the removed Instagram section, however the feed will not automatically update. This gives you the ability to manually curate the "best of" to promote your shop's Instagram account. Additional, you can add up to 2 products to each image to give customers an easy way to see the products showcased in the image.

February 11, 2020 — Version 3.7.0

  • New - Product Media added support for the new Shopify feature to add videos and 3D models alongside product images. This feature is currently in Beta with Shopify, and once they launch it District will automatically work with the new product videos and 3d models. More details will be added once Shopify goes live with Product Media. https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/products/product-media

January 29, 2020 — Version 3.6.2

  • Fix - Update cart template's checkout button to redirect to the correct language (multi-language support)
  • Fix - Properly load in the right resolution image in the lightbox mode

January 6, 2020 — Version 3.6.1

  • Fix - Remove duplicate SKU for LD+JSON product offers

December 18, 2019 — Version 3.6.0

  • LD+JSON - Switch from inline structured data to the preferred JSON+LD for Google and SEO
  • Product - Add the option to show the percentage and amount saved
  • Fix - Properly size the cart's term and condition checkbox

November 19, 2019 — Version 3.5.3

  • Fix - Certain tags were not showing on collections and the capitalization of titles was incorrect

October 21, 2019 — Version 3.5.2

  • Fix - Prevent currency converter from hiding on mobile

October 21, 2019 — Version 3.5.1

  • Improve slideshow touch 'pinch-to-zoom' based on changes to iOS 13

October 15, 2019 — Version 3.5.0

  • Product Pre-Order - Add new alternate product template with Pre-Order buttons instead of Add to Cart.
  • Improve slideshow swiping based on changes to iOS 13

September 17, 2019 — Version 3.4.3

  • Collection filter - Bug fix, now filters will be properly selected when combining certain non-Latin characters.
  • Collection filter - Bug fix, when tag filters are applied with no product results fix font size issue.
  • Cart preview - Bug fix, properly show automatic discount title on its own line
  • Password page - Bug fix, URL routes are added fixing a JavaScript error introduced in 3.4.2
  • French - Fix spelling error for "Soumettre" button

August 21, 2019 — Version 3.4.2

  • Multi-Currency Checkout - Now if you have Shopify's new multiple currency checkout features turned on, District will use Shopify's currency conversion form to properly change the cart's currency so that the customer can continue and checkout using their local currency.
  • Search - When search results are set to grid, product-only layout the result count properly shows.
  • URL Routes - Add in new Shopify routes for the future, upcoming multiple languages feature.

August 8, 2019 — Version 3.4.1

  • Dynamic Checkout - Added support for Shopify's new Dynamic Checkout buttons on the cart page.
  • Email Newsletter - Minor change to help with compatibility with Klaviyo email marketing when visitors subscribe.
  • Minor optimizations and improvements

August 6, 2019 — Version 3.4.0

  • Product Tabs - Now District gives you the ability to customize and convert product descriptions into tabs. Using the theme settings you can choose which Heading in the description should be converted into tabs as well as set up global content tabs across all products.
  • Product - Change sale price default styling to show a line through the original price.
  • Favicon - Improve the browser favicon to properly show in Safari's pinned tabs.

May 28, 2019 — Version 3.3.0

  • Automatic Discounts - Added full support for Shopify's automatic discounts to run buy one get one (BOGO), fixed discounts or percentage discounts. As items are added to cart, the theme will verify that the order minimums are met, the correct price is shown in the cart and discounts are properly shown on the cart page. Read Shopify's documentation on how to set up automatic discounts, as well as, more details on how the theme discount feature works.
  • Product Recommendations - Added support for Shopify's new product recommendation algorithm to show the most relevant products based on the products a customer is interacting with. The feature uses sales data and product descriptions to show other products that are similar or frequently purchased together. The new section can be customized and enabled on the product pages. Read more details on how Product Recommendations work on Shopify.

April 18, 2019 — Version 3.2.6

  • Password - Fix logo sizing issue

April 4, 2019 — Version 3.2.5

  • Swatches - Improved language detection for color and size product options
  • Sections - Update lazysizes to fix certain image backgrounds in Internet Explorer
  • Cart - Only show the terms and condition disclaimer once while unchecked
  • Cart - Correctly auto-update cart items when products are customized with line items
  • Support - Updated support link to new contact form

March 4, 2019 — Version 3.2.4

  • Fix - Header in horizontal layout now properly centers on mobile

March 1, 2019 — Version 3.2.3

  • Collection image - Limit image container width to image width
  • Featured Product- Fix trust image ratio size

February 28, 2019 — Version 3.2.2

  • Cart - Add AJAX functionality to cart template. Now customers can change quantities and the price totals will automatically update
  • Cart - Add optional checkbox requiring customers to agree to terms and conditions.

February 26, 2019 — Version 3.2.1

  • Collection image - Limit image container width to image width
  • Featured Product- Fix trust image ratio size

February 19, 2019 — Version 3.2.0

  • PageSpeed Optimization - Dramatically improve the load time, PageSpeed score, and lazyload section functionality
  • Images - Only load images in view. Now images initially load empty images, previously standard resolution images were used as placeholders
  • Maps - Only load Google Maps section in the background when the section comes into view
  • Fonts - Use font display swap to prevent text blocking while the font is loading.
  • Social Sharing - Use async and defer methods to delay social sharing buttons to post load where possible
  • Product - Improve layout shifting while the page is loading
  • Lazysizes - Update to the latest version
  • jQuery - Update to 3.3.1
  • Minor optimizations and improvements

February 14, 2019 — Version 3.1.6

  • Collection tags - Fix filtering issues with menu style links
  • Product - Improve variant filtering where there are no overlaps in option values

February 4, 2019 — Version 3.1.5

  • Colors - Swap out deprecated hex_to_rgba color filter for color_modify

January 31, 2019 — Version 3.1.4

  • Product - Add new disable sold out swatches options. This allows sold out swatches to still be clickable for notify when in stock Shopify Apps
  • Collection - Add ALT tag to collection images
  • Fix - Bug with variant events and selection

December 18, 2018 — Version 3.1.3

  • Dynamic checkout - By default the dynamic checkout buttons are enabled
  • Fix - Collection sidebar tags are now properly styled as buttons or menus

November 15, 2018 — Version 3.1.2

  • Product swatches - Fix bug where multiple Featured Product section variants selections would affect other products on the page
  • Content - Tables are now correctly styled.
  • Video background - Fix issue where YouTube videos will briefly flash solid black while looping.

October 30, 2018 — Version 3.1.1

  • Product swatches - Selecting product variant buttons and swatches will now auto-update to show only the other available options

October 29, 2018 — Version 3.1.0

  • New Mega Menu - Add a new 'mega menu' style option for multiple columns of menus in the dropdown navigation
  • Collection swatches - Display product swatch colors or images directly on the collection pages with image previews
  • Collection - Add new text alignment option
  • Collection - Add new settings to adjust the placement of sale and sold out labels
  • Collection - Add new image upload for sale and sold out labels
  • Collection - Reorganize the product options
  • Collection - Optimize product and swatch image sizes
  • Collection - Fix issue with auto-ratio sizes when products are displayed in one column
  • Swatches - Move "swatch" text to language file for auto-detection in other languages
  • Size guide - Move "size" text to language file for auto-detection in other languages
  • Fix - Product swatches correctly update as you select options

September 28, 2018 — Version 3.0.5

  • Optimize - Improved styling of whitespace in collection sidebar menus
  • Fix - Adjust dropdown positioning on main navigation menus
  • Dev - Update responsive images to lazysizes 4.1.2

August 29, 2018 — Version 3.0.4

  • Fix - Prevent page auto-scrolling while selecting some product image thumbnails.
  • Fix - Improve button and link styling on Video with text overlay section.

August 13, 2018 — Version 3.0.3

  • Fix - Improve variant selection with Featured Product homepage section.

July 16, 2018 — Version 3.0.2

  • Fix - Quantity box-sizing issue on cart page on mobile devices.
  • Fix - Improve lightbox sizing and ratio issue with product images.

July 13, 2018 — Version 3.0.1

  • Optimize - Removed old, legacy Internet Explorer JavaScript from the password page.

July 3, 2018 - Version 3.0.0

  • Product - New option to choose between dropdown, button and swatch style variants
  • Product - Swatch variants will automatically show colors based on CSS color names with the option to manually set colors in the theme files.
  • Product - Swatch variants have the option to show custom PNG images for each color. Learn more how to customize the swatch colors and images.
  • Product Images - Add a touch-friendly slideshow for product images. This allows mobile customers to swipe through product images with ease. New theme options to customize showing the slideshow dots, left and right arrow, and swipe.
  • Product Images - Add new option to group product thumbnails together into a single row or column. This helps shops that have a long list of image thumbnails that looked poor in the old layout.
  • Product Images - Add new option to position thumbnails to the left of the main image.
  • Product Images Lightbox - New lightbox that performs faster and works seamlessly with the new image slider
  • Product Size Guide - New option to add a page's content as a size guide popup from the product page
  • Product Descriptions - Add a way to split the product description into two parts by adding <!-- split --> to the content. The first part will appear below the add to cart box and the second part will appear centered and wide below the product images and cart box.
  • Checkout Badge - Add new option to upload a "trust badge" to the bottom of the product's add to cart box as well as the site footer.
  • Icons - Switch to SVG icons for social links and UI elements. Allows for easier updating of individual icons, adding new icons and faster site performance.
  • Icons - New option to choose between a cart, bag and basket icons in the top bar's cart button
  • Icons - Remove Vine and add Amazon
  • Optimize - Remove old legacy IE JavaScript
  • Optimize - Improve loading of fonts to minimize "flash of unstyled content"
  • Optimize - Slideshow section dots are now shown on page load to prevent a jump in content when the slideshow initializes
  • Optimize - Improved image loading for faster site load on slideshow and collection product thumbnails
  • Dev - Update to sliders to Flickity 2.1
  • Fix - Collection image margins on a collection page
  • Fix - Background color for select (dropdown) form elements in Internet Explorer

May 31, 2018 — Version 2.8.0

  • Way More Fonts! 🎉
  • Added support for Shopify's new font picker that includes a huge selection of Shopify licensed fonts
  • Base font sizes are now adjustable through the theme editor
  • Bold page titles is now an option through the theme editor
  • Option to adjust heading font sizes
  • New option to show/hide product jump navigation
  • Option to control breadcrumbs on desktop and mobile

May 24, 2018 — Version 2.7.4

  • Updated newsletter, password and promotional forms to use rich text
  • Fixed a typo in Open Graph image settings

May 14, 2018 — Version 2.7.3

  • Fixed an issue with short button widths in some submission forms
  • Improved cart buttons to the only toggle if enabled with dynamic checkout

May 4, 2018 — Version 2.7.2

  • Fixed an issue with a bug in Google's Font API

April 12, 2018 — Version 2.7.1

  • Improved button layout when dynamic checkout buttons are not enabled

April 2, 2018 — Version 2.7.0

  • Added support for Shopify's new Dynamic Checkout Buttons
  • Added placeholder text in the product-template to make integrating product review apps easier

March 23, 2018 — Version 2.6.4

  • Added support and payment icon for Google Pay

March 14, 2018 — Version 2.6.3

  • Fixed an issue where image width could be 0

March 12, 2018 — Version 2.6.2

  • Faster thumbnail switching on the product page
  • Open graph default image - now you can specify a default image to use for Open graph plug-ins
  • Now only show Instagram errors in Customize theme menu

March 6, 2018 — Version 2.6.1

  • Fixed an issue with login from the password page

February 21, 2018 — Version 2.6.0

  • All New Homepage Sections! 🎉
  • Featured product - now easily showcase a single product with pricing and add to cart directly from the homepage
  • Newsletter - include a newsletter signup option anywhere on the homepage
  • Map - display your store hours, physical address and link to Google maps
  • Video - updated video section that offers standard controls and sound for YouTube videos

February 7, 2018 — Version 2.5.0

  • Significantly improved responsive image loading time with a smart, all-CSS solution (no JavaScript)
  • Removed all now unnecessary jQuery plugins related to resizing
  • Updated modernizr to check for object-fit support
  • Updated to the latest version of lazysizes

January 11, 2018 — Version 2.4.1

  • Fixed Instagram issue where images wouldn't correctly appear in the feed due to Instagram URL changes

January 8, 2018 — Version 2.4.0

December 1, 2017 — Version 2.3.7

  • Added autoplay video on mobile for newer iOS and Android devices

November 29, 2017 — Version 2.3.6

  • Removed unused inventory_policy / inventory_quantity data attribute
  • Fixed issue with promotional popup redirect
  • Fixed bug where the fallback image wouldn't appear on mobile due to iOS updates
  • Fixed bug where swiping the slideshow on mobile would cause the page to scroll vertically
  • Updated Apple Pay icon to Apple's new logo

October 25, 2017 — Version 2.3.5

  • Improved social sharing alignment and layout

October 23, 2017 — Version 2.3.4

  • Added discount code redirect feature for promotional pop-ups to automatically offer a discount code on email capture

October 11, 2017 — Version 2.3.3

  • Added support for Shopify's new conditional fulfillment tracking URLs on customer order pages

October 10, 2017 — Version 2.3.2

  • Improve product image loading speed when clicking on thumbnails
  • Optimize lazy loading of images to start the load quicker
  • Switched jQuery to no conflict mode to ensure certain Shopify Apps do not hijack and overwrite the theme's jQuery version
  • Adjusted margins on collection list template to match the rest of the templates
  • Fixed background video playback for Safari 11
  • Fixed issue where variant images would not properly change after rearranging product images in the Shopify admin
  • Fixed layout issue with the logo list section
  • Fixed customize menu typos

August 22, 2017 — Version 2.3.1

  • Fixed layout issue with Featured Row's image on mobile devices.
  • Updated the gift card template with the correct CSS file.

August 3, 2017 — Version 2.3.0

  • Customize menu sliders - Switch to using Shopify's new range sliders for selecting number based values in the customize theme menu. For example, this is used to select the pixel width of the header's logo image, how fast the slideshow should transition, how many products per page or section, and dozens of other uses. Overall, this update does not add any new functionality to the theme, but it does make it easier to customize certain options.

August 2, 2017 — Version 2.2.3

  • Custom content section - Fixed an issue with properly displaying images in this type of home page section. We now set the image block "max-width” to match the actual image size that corrects the issue.
  • Slideshow section - Further improved initial load of desktop slideshow images.
  • Password page - Fixed an issue with the background where it is now set to transparent to correct the issue.

July 26, 2017 — Version 2.2.2

  • Instagram feed - Instagram recently made an unannounced change to how cropped images are loaded. This required a new way to manually specify the dimensions of the square crop for proper rendering.

July 7, 2017 — Version 2.2.1

  • Slideshow section - Improved the blur effect on slideshow images as they preload.
  • Custom content section - Fixed an issue with properly displaying images in this type of home page section. We now set a maximum width that matches the “page width” that corrects the issue.

June 30, 2017 — Version 2.2.0

  • Responsive Images - We dramatically improved the theme's load time, image quality and performance by adding responsive image functionality. Now throughout your shop, the specific images needed for the browser's width and screen quality (retina or non-retina) will load. Mobile devices might load an image that is 400px (non-retina) or 800px (retina) wide, however, a desktop visitor might see the same image load in at a high quality 2000px wide based on their browser width. This significant change reduces load time for mobile users and ensures everyone sees the best quality images.
  • Optimized JavaScript - Now District's JavaScript files are properly minimized and loaded after the initial HTML has downloaded. This results in higher PageSpeed numbers, and quicker initial load times.
  • PageSpeed and Theme Load - With the optimization efforts and responsive images we have reduced the page's total size by over 50% on desktop and 70% on mobile. We also increased the PageSpeed up 32% to 92% optimized and YSlow score up 7% to 79%. With this optimization effort, we have crossed off every possible improvement that is controllable by themes—remaining is up to Shopify.
  • Mobile Slideshow Image - Now you can upload a separate slide image for mobile devices. We still recommend landscape 1500 x 600px images for the standard slides, however, now you can use square or portrait images that work better on mobile.
  • Logo - Large width logos in the header now properly size down on mobile devices
  • Breadcrumb - Tags that use the underscore _ for the grouping technique will now see spaces instead of underscores
  • Currency - Now lowercase or uppercase currency codes will properly work
  • Customize theme - Fixed broken links to documentation
  • Logo section - Now you can control the logo's width along with the spacing between logos

April 26, 2017 — Version 2.1.3

  • Fixed an issue with the currency conversion when cents are disabled in the default currency.

April 19, 2017 — Version 2.1.2

  • Fixed CSS and JavaScript issue with the coming soon password page

April 19, 2017 — Version 2.1.1

  • Collection - Fixed a layout issue with collection images that should span the full browser width

April 18, 2017 — Version 2.1.0

  • Newsletter Subscription - All email addresses are now added directly to the Shopify customer lists. This allows you to use the various 3rd party email marketing Shopify Apps to sync your customer lists with MailChimp, Klaviyo, Emma, Campaign Monitor, Soundest, Rare.io, Kevy, Remarkety and more. When you sync your customers you can send highly targeted emails—signed up for the newsletter and hasn't purchased, has purchased over $100, is a repeat buyer, has purchased a specific product, etc.
  • Rename assets/district.js.liquid to assets/theme.js.liquid and assets/district.scss.liquid to assets/theme.scss.liquid to be more consistent with Shopify's customization guides
  • Promotional - Add styling for mobile Safari's auto-linking phone numbers
  • Collection - Fixed an issue where the buttons to switch between grid and list sometimes did not work
  • Product - Added support for Shopify's show SKU numbers on product pages guide
  • Featured Grid - Added the option to upload an optional rollover image
  • Logos Section - Fixed the logo image alt tags
  • Typography - Fixed typos on font name labels
  • Instagram - Properly encode HTML characters for the image's alt text
  • Header - Add logo widths for better rendering in Firefox on retina displays
  • Cart - Only show currency converter disclaimer if a currency other than the shop's currency is being previewed
  • Added a liquid filter to properly escape all the theme's text and textarea options

February 15, 2017 — Version 2.0.5

  • Fixed a bug that did not properly disable the "add to cart" button when certain variants are sold out

February 8, 2017 — Version 2.0.4

  • Fixed bug that prevented the product image container heights from matching up on the home page
  • Update to Shopify's latest JavaScript functionality for updating variant selections
  • Improved visual rendering on one character tags in the sidebar menus

February 3, 2017 — Version 2.0.3

  • Chrome 56 has a documented bug where fixed position elements inside sticky elements produce layout rendering issues (mobile menu visible). Chrome has fixed this in the upcoming version 57, however, this theme update provides a workaround to prevent the layout issues.

January 17, 2017 — Version 2.0.2

  • Fix a bug where products were occasionally added to the cart twice

January 17, 2017 — Version 2.0.1

  • Prevent the browser from scrolling horizontally when the mobile menu is open

January 16, 2017 — Version 2.0.0

  • Nearly a complete rewrite of District to support the new Shopify section features and dramatically improve the performance and optimization. The update is over 10,000 lines of modified theme code.
  • Added new home page sections that allow you to add multiple sections and easily reorder them
  • Blog - blog posts
  • Collection - collection grid
  • Collection - collection list
  • Collection - featured collection
  • Collection - featured collection with text
  • Image - Featured grid
  • Image - Gallery
  • Image - Image with text
  • Image - Image with text overlay
  • Image - Logo list
  • Image - Slideshow
  • Social media - Instagram feed
  • Text - Rich text
  • Video - Video with text overlay
  • Advanced layout - Custom content
  • Advanced layout - Featured lookbook
  • Slideshow - Now includes a new video background slide to add looping YouTube videos in the background
  • Promotional - Improved promotional bars where you can now add multiple announcements and sign up bar while controlling if they should appear on the desktop, mobile or both. Additionally, the pop-up bar has new options to control if it appears on the desktop, mobile or both.
  • Header - Added a new minimal header size to reduce the header's margin and padding
  • Header - Added a new feature to lock the top bar or header while scrolling down the page
  • Footer - Choose between color and black & white payment icons
  • Footer - Update payment icons to support Shopify's latest icons
  • Footer - Option to add menus, sign up forms and contact / social media blocks
  • Overall - Titles, headings, and text snippets are dramatically easier to edit in the theme using the new theme editor
  • Colors - Simplified some of the color options now that certain section or template blocks contain color options (for example, password page)
  • Collections - Added a new Advanced tag grouping option. Now you can easily organize product tags into groups using special tag formats.
  • Collections - Choose if the tags should be displayed as buttons or a menu
  • Collections - Added the option to create multiple sidebar menu blocks and reorder them
  • Product - New options to add a product collection in addition to the related products
  • Blog - New sidebar options to add multiple menus, images, recent posts, RSS feed, tags, and even HTML.
  • Blog - Optionally you can now remove all the sidebar blocks to hide the sidebar altogether
  • Search - Option to show a collection if the search doesn't find any products
  • Collection list - Now you can choose between collection previews (first four products) or a grid layout (collection image or first product image)
  • Collection list - By default Shopify shows your collections in alphabetical order. Now you can manually control the listing by adding collections that you can reorder
  • Instagram - Requests to the API are now cached in the browser's local data to reduce the number of API calls and optimize the page load
  • JavaScript - Dramatically optimize the performance of the theme's JavaScript across all the pages and templates
  • Grid - Add a new CSS based grid system so shops can now create responsive grid layouts with HTML markup only
  • Structured data - Update the structured data for better SEO and Google Shopping results
  • Password page - New settings to edit the password page directly from the theme editor
  • Variants - Move away from Shopify's soon to be deprecated options_select.js functionality
  • Pages - New pages now default to the narrow width
  • Removed unused snippets
  • Languages - Added new German, Spanish, French and Portuguese translations
  • Redesign the Energy preset to showcase some of the new section features and change the default preset colors
  • Optimize the image sizes throughout the theme using Shopify's new methods
  • Slideshow - Now renders quicker and removes the temporary flash of additional slides
  • Slideshow - Optimized the slide image loading. Now the images lazy load as the slider advances.
  • Dozens of small bug fixes and theme improvements

November 11, 2016 — Version 1.6.4

  • Fixed a bug with the product image alt tags

November 9, 2016 — Version 1.6.3

  • Minor improvement to product Structured Data

October 4, 2016 — Version 1.6.2

  • Fixed minor CSS error
  • Fixed minor bug with currency conversion

August 22, 2016 — Version 1.6.1

  • Fixed formatting bug with certain currencies
  • Improved alignment of currency converter feature
  • Improved the loading of multiple variant select elements

August 13, 2016 — Version 1.6.0

  • Add second level dropdowns, mega menus
  • Add currency converter
  • Add option to display vendors on product and collection templates
  • Update schema.org content for product pricing
  • Include theme font selection on the gift card template
  • Prevent sold out and on sale labels from overlapping
  • Fix center alignment issues with homepage featured collection
  • On collection pages allow command clicking of products to open in new tabs
  • Homepage featured grid items properly tint color on hover if the title is empty
  • Add optional grid layout for search results (products only)

June 3, 2016 — Version 1.5.5

  • Switched social sharing URLs to canonical URLs so share counts are consistent for unique products regardless of URL
  • Adjusted Pinterest share button margins to prevent overlaps

May 27, 2016 — Version 1.5.4

  • Preload product images for faster switching of images when clicking on thumbnails or changing product variants
  • Fixed a rare issue where re-ordering variant images in the admin caused product variant switching to load incorrect images
  • Update social icons with new logos for Instagram, Medium and Google Plus
  • Added new social icon options for LinkedIn and Snapchat
  • Blog pagination now properly changes when switching between the layout options

May 12, 2016 — Version 1.5.3

  • Create account link now appears when you set accounts to required
  • Added an option in collections-list.liquid to manually use collection feature images in a grid
  • Fixed 'read more' links for pages in search results
  • Fixed the margin between the featured product image and thumbnails when below

April 12, 2016 — Version 1.5.2

  • Added gallery (next/previous) support for product image lightbox
  • New option to enable expanding dropdown menus in the mobile navigation panel
  • Fixed touch scrolling issues in the mobile navigation panel
  • Improved accessibility for dropdown menus and tabbing through store links
  • Improve cancel button styles for customer account confirmation page
  • Updated the focus color of the promo bar links
  • Fixed issue where the "on sale" or "sold out" labels might appear vertical while the store is loading

March 9, 2016 — Version 1.5.1

  • Choose between adding a newsletter sign up to your Shopify customer list or a MailChimp list. If you use the customer list it might be easier to sync your customer data with other email marketing providers.
  • Product images in collections now match heights across the rows, improving the appearance of shops with a variety of image sizes
  • Fix issue where variant images would not change if thumbnails were hidden

February 1, 2016 — Version 1.5.0

  • New and Improved - Coast Demo Site and Preset
  • Blog - Added a number of new features and customize theme options
  • Blog - Change the layout between single, two column or two columns with a featured blog post
  • Blog - Ability to show or hide the author, date, tags, read more buttons
  • Blog - Choose if the article image should appear before or after the article title
  • Blog - Added a menu option to the sidebar
  • Blog - New option to add an image to the sidebar
  • Included more Google Fonts: Karla, Martel Sans, Noto Sans, Bitter, Martel, Noticia Text, PT Serif, and Source Serif Pro
  • New option in Collection menu to choose between showing one or two columns of products on mobile devices
  • Improved the loading of the home page slideshow

January 25, 2016 — Version 1.4.2

  • Improved social sharing for blog articles
  • Fix bug with touch devices when product zoom feature is enabled

January 13, 2016 — Version 1.4.1

  • Fix product image zoom issue in Firefox

January 5, 2016 — Version 1.4.0

  • Expand Typography menu choices with Google Fonts
  • Redevelop the sliding mobile menu functionality for better performance
  • Add new Popup menu with options for image, page content and MailChimp newsletter signup
  • New Promotional Bar options to control when and where the bar appears
  • Add option to show arrows on home page slider
  • Improve Instagram rollover animation
  • Fix bugs with promotional bar and top bar not properly locking as you scroll
  • Add option to hide Featured Grid title
  • Update the Energy presets' accent color and typography

December 28, 2015 — Version 1.3.3

  • Fix layout issue with Firefox incorrectly breaking words

December 21, 2015 — Version 1.3.2

  • Minor update to fix the width of shop title on the storefront password page

December 18, 2015 — Version 1.3.1

  • Improve mobile slide-out navigation

December 15, 2015 — Version 1.3.0

  • Add a customizable promotional bar
  • New product image 'hover to zoom' feature
  • Blog articles support Shopify's new feature image option for thumbnails
  • Add support for Apple Wallet gift cards
  • Load higher resolution Instagram images
  • Improve Twitter sharing captions
  • New link to create a customer account from the login page
  • New option to set the number of products to be shown on the product collection pages
  • Load in larger 1024x1024 images for products
  • Optimized and reorganized the customize theme menu for the new Shopify requirements

November 1, 2015 — Version 1.2.2

  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes

October 7, 2015 — Version 1.2.1

  • Instagram feed updated to support the new non-square media images
  • Fixed bug where dropdown menus could overlap other navigation links
  • Better error messages when trying to add products without enough inventory
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes

September 10, 2015 — Version 1.2.0

  • New Template: Added a new store password template where you can collect email addresses before your shop goes live
  • Added customization options for the password template where you can upload a background image, set colors and configure email capture details
  • Added a link back to shop homepage in the footer for SEO
  • Added SKU numbers to the variant options for better product SEO
  • Improved interactions around navigation drop-downs and clicking the back button in Safari

August 22, 2015 — Version 1.1.3

  • New customize menu options to enable/disable each of the footer columns
  • Fixed the payment icons for Firefox

August 11, 2015 — Version 1.1.2

  • Fixed the cart preview sizing on mobile layouts

August 10, 2015 — Version 1.1.1

  • Fixed a centering issue with the new horizontal header layout
  • Changed product page images from large (480px wide) to grande (600px wide)

August 6, 2015 — Version 1.1.0

  • Introduced a new theme preset, Coast - Coast Demo | Shopify Theme Store
  • Updated presets for District and Energy
  • New Header options to show the logo and navigation vertically centered or horizontal inline
  • Updated design style for dropdown menus
  • Option to show a solid border around the entire site or only along the top
  • Option to display the Featured Grid titles below the images
  • Updated spacing and margins between sections

June 24, 2015 — Version 1.0.0

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