Non-traditional navigation styles can be a fun way to break up some of the same old design patterns. The vertical navigation side bar option is just one of a few ideas.

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Benefit of using vertical side navigation bar include:

  • Left vertical navigation falls into the long stroke of the F-shape, in which readers look first across the top and then down the left side as a natural reading pattern
  • Top-down reading is easy to scan when there is adequate spacing between elements
  • Can potentially contain more links in a clean manner

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This is a guide for you to have a simple sidebar on the left of your store. No coding knowledge needed. Simply follow the steps below to add the sidebar to your EasyStore.
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1. Go to EasyStore Admin > Themes > Edit source > layout/theme.liquid

2. Look for <main class="wrapper main-content" role="main">  (Around row 140 - 160)  


3. Paste code accordingly (Choose to have underline OR without underline)

With underline
Paste code below after <div class="grid">

    {% if template != 'product' %}
 <div class="grid__item medium-down--hide large--one-quarter">
 <hr>
       <nav>
          <b>Category<br></b>    
  {% for link in contents.catalog.links %}
         <a href="{{link.url}}"><span style="font-size: 0.75em;">{{link.title}}</span></a><br>
         <hr style="margin: 0;">
  {% endfor %}
</nav>
  </div>
      {% endif %}

GIF TUTORIAL (WITH UNDERLINE) : 

Without underline
 Paste code below after <div class="grid"> 

{% if template != 'product' %}
       <div class="grid__item medium-down--hide large--one-quarter">
         <hr class="hr--small hr--clear">
       <nav>
          <font size="5"> <hr><b>Category<br></b></font>    
  {% for link in contents.catalog.links %}
         <a href="{{link.url}}">{{link.title}}</a><br>
  {% endfor %}
         <hr>
</nav>
      </div>
      {% endif %}

GIF TUTORIAL (WITHOUT UNDERLINE) :

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4. Look for <div class="grid__item"> which is only one row below

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5. Delete it and replace with <div class="grid__item{% if template != 'product' %} large--three-quarters{% endif %}">


6. Save


Tips: 

  • Hide the sidebar from Homepage (only show in Collection pages)

Look for {% if template != 'product' %} > Replace with {% if template == 'collection' %}

  • Only show sidebar on Home page

Look for {% if template != 'product' %} > Replace with {% if template == 'index' %}


Related Articles :
Show Images on Sidebar
Changing Slider Image
Customize Your Top Bar Content
Change Text Format & Background Image

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