Creating a Banner

DEPRECATED: Page Builder’s advanced content tools replace the previous banner functionality as described in this topic. We keep this content in the user guide as a convenience for those whose stores have customizations that prevent them from using Page Builder.

A banner can be as simple as a text message or image, or contain a combination of text, images, and code that is triggered by a promotion according to schedule. After the banner is created, use the Widget tool to place it in your store, or add it to a rotating sequence of banners.

Free Shipping Banner in Header

Step 1: Complete the Banner Properties

  1. On the Admin sidebar, go to Content > Elements > Banners.

  2. In the upper-right corner, click Add Banner. Then, do the following:

    • Enter a Banner Name for internal reference.

    • Set Status to Active.

    • In the Applies To list, select one of the following:

      • Any Banner Type

      • Specified Banner Types

        This setting determines the location on the page where the banner is placed. (To select more than one, hold the Ctrl key down and click each option.)

        Banner Properties

    • If the banner is to be used for a specific customer segment, set Customer Segments to Specified. Then, choose each customer segment that is associated with the banner.

Step 2: Complete the Banner Content

  1. In the panel on the left, choose Content.

  2. If the banner is to use the same content for each store view, clear the No Default Content checkbox.

    Default Content

  3. In the text box, enter the HTML code that is needed to format the banner. Then, do any of the following:

    Insert Widget

    • Click Insert Widget.

    • Choose the Widget Type.

    • Complete the Widget Options.

    • Click Insert Widget.

    Insert Image

    • Click Insert Image.

    • In the text box, position the cursor where you want to insert the image tag.

    • Do either of the following:

      • Click Browse to find the image on your local computer.

      • Locate the image in the media folders on the left.

    • Click Insert File.

    Insert Variable

    • To insert a variable, click Insert Variable. Then, choose the variable that you want to insert.

    • Complete the  HTML as needed. Depending on the content, the text box might contain a combination of HTML and markup tags.

  4. To create content for a specific store view, do the following:

    • In the Store View Specific Content box after the name of the store view, clear the Use Default checkbox.

    • Follow the instructions in the previous step to enter the banner content for the store view.

  1. In the panel on the left, choose Related Promotions.

  2. Scroll down through the list of available promotions for the type of price rule and select the checkbox of each promotion that can be used with the banner.

    Related Promotions

  3. When complete, click Save Banner.

    Banner Saved

Step 4: Place the Banner

Use the Widget tool to create a Banner Rotator that places the banner at a specific location in the store.

Location Description
Content Area The width of the main content area varies, depending on the column layout of the page.
Footer The bottom section of the page contains the footer links and copyright notice.
Header The top section of the page contains your logo, account links, search box, and top navigation.
Left Column The left column of a two- or three-column layout.
Right Column The right column of a two-or three-column layout.