LIST OF COLLECTIONS - Creating custom page that display collections
By default, Shopify only allows to have one page to display your store collections (you cannot create different "collections of collection", as you can do with product). However our themes come with a built-in solution through a dedicated page template.
IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE: the instructions are different based on the version. To know more about which version of the theme you are using, please click here to see the instructions. Then, make sure to select the instructions that apply to your version. Using instructions that do not apply to your version will not work.
For Prestige v5, Warehouse v2 and Focal v8
Open the theme editor and, in the page selector at the top, click on "Pages":
Then click on "Create template" at the bottom:
In the name, enter an arbitrary name for your template (like "Men collections", "Women collections"...), and in the "Based on" selector, choose "list-collections" or "collections" (the name depends on the theme you are using, but it should be one of those two):
Make sure that the name matches your template name and, in the "Collection list" section, click on "Add collection" and select the collections you want to show:
Shopify only allows you to add up to 16 blocks. This is a limitation of Shopify theme editor to preserve good performance for the system. If you need more collections you will need to split your collections into several pages.
Once you have configured your template, you will need to assign it to a page. To do that, open the "Pages" section of your Shopify admin:
Create a new page and, in the "Templates" box on the bottom right, select the template you have just created:
The alternate templates are contextual to the published theme. This means that if the theme is not your active one, you won't be able to connect the template to the page until you have published the theme.
If you want to create more than one page, simply repeat all the steps (by creating a new template, selecting the collections and assigning it to a page).
For Kagami, Prestige v1, 2, 3, 4 and Warehouse v1
Create a new menu that will hold links to collections. To do that, you need to open the "Navigation" page in the Shopify admin, or simply click here if you are already logged.
Make sure that your links are only pointing to collections. If you have links that are pointing to products, they will be ignored.
Write down the handle (outlined in red below). In this example the handle is my-collections. We will need it later.
Create a new page in Shopify admin. In the "Content" part, write only the handle of the menu we have just created. In my previous example, the handle was my-collections, so I simply need to enter my-collections as the content of the page. In the bottom right box "Templates", choose the template "list-collections" / "collections" / "collections-grid" (the exact name depend on the theme / theme version you are using, but you should have at least one of those three):
This is definitely frustrating. To make it easier, our themes come with a simple way to create pages that display list of collections. If you have a lot of collections, you can therefore organize your navigation so that your main menu redirects to different "list of collections" page.
Make sure that our theme is the published theme. If our theme is not the published theme, you will not be able to see the theme specific alternate templates.
Save the page to create it and make sure to add this page to your navigation to make it accessible to your visitors.