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Vantage - Release notes

Our themes are updated regularly in order to ensure that when Shopify release a new feature our merchants may benefit from it. Updating your theme is optional and will come with it's own hurdles where theme versions currently do not update automatically or inherit code from older versions.

Below you will see a history of theme versions and release dates including bug fixes, major rebuilds and minor style edits.

Current theme version: v8.3, released 10/25/2021

v8.3 - 10/25/2021

The main purpose of this update was to add new features and fix a minor bug issue.

  • Update version to 8.3
  • Feature: Price filter range step decrease needed
  • Feature: improve logic for additional content
  • Feature: improve logic for product accordions
  • Feature: Stock level visuals for increased buyer urgency
  • Feature: Show saving on sale / compare at price items
  • Fix: Two lang attributes in html tag


v8.2 - 10/08/2021

The main purpose of this update was to fix 2 bugs which would cause merchants friction at install.

  • Add default selection to header layout 
  • Fix line-height issue with localization dropdowns


v8.1 - 09/27/2021

The main purpose of this update was to add a predictive search feature and address bugs.

  • New predictive search feature
  • New Add EU tax info underneath product prices
  • Fix Firefox - Placeholder text color of select dropdowns on filters varies
  • Fix Recently viewed products breaks with non-alphanumeric characters
  • Fix decimals on price filters
  • Fix New Filters - When swatch color is two words the url to the file is not correct
  • Fix Firefox - Price range toggle z-index issue
  • Fix Promotion text banner vertical alignment
  • Fix Twitter card breaks on product pages
  • Fix quantity selector limit issues


v8.01 - 09/14/2021

The main purpose of this update was to fix two bugs found while setting up new demos.

  • Fix header linklist title spacing
  • Fix text color for product page accordion
  • Update version to 8.0.1


v8.0 - 09/13/2021

The main purpose of this release was to support Online Store 2.0 - Sections Everywhere and support the new core Shopify filtering. We also used the opportunity to tackle bugs, and make setting and style improvements to Vantage for a speedier setup experience.


v7.4.3 - 2021 - 11-06

This release was to update the theme clearing all currently know bugs and issues

  • Fix text alignment for lists on article pages
  • Fix product page social images
  • Fix line break in header class attribute
  • Check for section titles on all sections
  • Fix underline color for the section title
  • Remove border-radius from the mobile navigation drop down arrows
  • Limit to only 1 product form section per custom product template
  • Fix HTML video loop
  • Fix account page order translation
  • Fix “click to enlarge” product gallery
  • Fix a missing date for the featured blog post
  • Fix image id in customer service block
  • Fix cart page sticky cart
  • Update ajax cart quantities
  • Fix cart message with multiple. feat product sections
  • Add 20px padding for captions for the background-video.liquid
  • Fix cart page blocks issue
  • Fix Quick View Unscrollable issue
  • Fix featured product selector issue
  • Fix gallery section issue
  • Fix issues with dynamic checkout buttons
  • Fix view in space button issue
  • Fix bag icon not styled correctly
  • Fix issue with cart loading wrapper 
  • Fix mini cart on mobile and updated its position everywhere
  • Fix cart_type page adding to cart actions


V7.4.2 - 2021-23-04

This release was to add small improvements to existing sections, remove known bugs and add code for pending Shopify Shop pay feature


  • Fix search icon which should not show when large searchbox is enabled
  • Fix issue with ignored navigation background color
  • Fix issue with Navigation width when full nav selected
  • Fix issue with Collection list grid
  • Fix issue with blog post tag URL's
  • Fix broken aggregate rating for structured data
  • Fix issue with missing product description when no tabs selected
  • Fix language and currency buttons in header
  • Fix issue with responsive grid causing scrollbars in theme editor


  • Update to improve all spacing and alignment for header options
  • Update header options to inherit base color settings
  • Increase nav height options for larger size & correct down arrow position for dropdowns
  • Update Galleries to include buttons and remove old animations allowing for fade in
  • Add height control to gallery images
  • Add horizontal scroll to gallery images on mobile
  • Increase button heights to 50px from 40px
  • Re-add anti-aliased font smoothing, removed in error on prior updates
  • Add responsive scale to homepage section font sizes
  • Clean up theme section settings info
  • Add border radius to buttons
  • Add Shop Pay banner ahead of forthcoming platform update


v7.4.1 - 2021-06-04

The main purpose of this update was to remove jQuery, simplify the theme settings, fix some issues.
Major updates:
  • Removing jQuery form the theme (#236)
  • Removing liquid from the theme's main JavaScript file (theme.js) and stylesheet file (stylesheet.css)
  • Clean up/simplification of theme settings (e.g. product settings are moved to the theme settings) (#242)
  • Integrating CSS variables into the theme's stylesheet
  • Collection tag filters can only select one filter per list on collection pages (and introducing the Colors filter)
  • Bug fixes (see below)
  • Changes/updates:
  • Fix Quickview scroll
  • Fix multiple featured collection slideshow (#238)
  • Fix structured data (#237)
  • Consolidate product theme settings to one area
  • Consolidate collection settings to one area
  • Clean up typography theme settings ( Remove H1-H5 and re-label )
  • Update Filters to one selection + color circles
  • accordion pane
  • Add to CSS variables for responsive font sizes
  • Adds translation support for cart shipping calculator (#240)
  • Updated thumbnail product gallery
  • Updated full width product gallery
  • Updated feature product gallery
  • Updated custom product page gallery
  • Updated product quickview
  • Replaced fancybox with photoswipe
  • Updated ajax cart and made the cart page and mini cart match old version also- added drawer
  • Updated shipping calculator
  • Replaced all modals and removed fancybox
  • Updated collections slider section which used some jquery
  • Fixed mobile filters, there was a bug showing multiple filter triggers depending on how many filter blocks were added.
  • Update mobile filter toggle to remove jquery.
  • Removed all jquery
  • Fix discount subtotal in carts
  • Replace jquery and shopify events on map section issue 


v7.4.0 - 2021-20-01

The purpose of this update was to rework the way that core elements of the theme were handled to provide a more accessible and performant theme to our merchants. Many areas of the theme saw code changes where we move into less jQuery reliance and improved page speed. Further updates will follow the groundwork from this release.
  • Update theme to include Surface pickup option for product pages
  • Update Theme slideshow and carousel galleries to use Javascript friendly Flickity - remove all instances of jQuery slideshows and carousels
  • Update Header to use WAU custom javascript solution, removing jQuery
  • Update Header to use A11y friendly setup
  • Update Collection filtering to use javascript, removing jQuery
  • Update theme localization & Currency options to use javascript over jQuery
  • Add Preconnect to script and styles
  • Add Preload for external scripts and styles
  • Add CSS variables for faster theme setting styles
  • Defer javascript as part of continuing performance update
  • Fix issue with blog post rendering for Featured Blog section
  • Fix currency issue in quick view
  • Fix issue with accordion header padding
  • Fix issue with price alignment
  • Fix issue with slow animation creating the illusion of slow load
  • Defer loading of some script libraries
  • Add font display: swap rule to improve font handling from Shopify fonts.


v7.3.2 - 2020-11-06

The main purpose of the version was to apply a small update to support new Shopify Subscriptions. Also fix known bugs.
Note that the subscription updates are intended to support apps that use Shopifys native checkout for billing


  • Add subscription selling plan liquid to order page
  • Add if around variations to avoid empty
  • Add new subscription selling plan liquid to cart page
  • Add handlebars for subscription selling plans to ajax mini template
  • Add handlebars for subscription selling plans to ajax modal template
  • Add handlebars for subscription selling plans to ajax cart template
  • Add subscription condition to class on add to cart button
  • Add new subscription selling plan objects to ajax cart js


  • Fix add to cart success message cart url
  • Fix typo in responsive image data widths
  • Fix responsive image with data widths
  • Fix twitter social share url
  • Fix swatch ids to be unique


v7.3.1 - 2020-09-23

The main purpose of version was to apply the Unit Pricing update required by Shopify and update the customer account pages.


  • Add Unit pricing which is a legal req for Germany + France ( Price: $10.00 / $1.00 per 100ml )
  • New design and layout of customer account pages
  • New JSON-LD for structured data


  • Fix filter bug from render update


  • Remove social image from Structured data file


v7.3 - 2020-09-14

The main purpose of version --- was to update the theme replacing include for snippets with render


v7.2.1 - 2020-06-25

The main purpose of this updated version is to fine-tune and sure up new features added in Vantage V7.2 


v7.2 - 2020-04-15

The main purpose of version 7.2 was to add Cross Border language and currency support and fix git issues and bugs.


  • New language translations in French, German, Spanish, Portuguese for Cross Border
  • New language and currency selectors in header and footer


  • Change to version 7.2 for update
v7.1.1 - 2020-04-14
The main purpose of version 7.1.1 was to fix git issues and bug fixes.
  • Change
  • Change to version 7.1.1 for update
  • Fix 7.1 - search icon missing under certain header conditions issue #86
  • Fix 7.1 Mega menu placement off screen to the left issue #88
  • Fix Sticky Add to Cart Shows default title on no variants issue #85
  • Fix flickity height issue
  • Fix sticky header padding when opening quickview
v7.1 - 2020-04-06
The main purpose of version 7.1 was to add Product Media support for video and 3d models. It required us to change our product galleries to Flickity.
  • New Product Media support with new product galleries
  • New color settings for directional elements colors and focus element color
  • Change to version 7.1 for update
  • Change event emitter to internal file and not link to CDN
  • Change product grid setting to Global now has settings for
  • Update product json for media
  • Fix issue #75 filters only show on mobile if blocks exist excluding sort
  • Fix issue #83 stock issue popup logic
  • Fix issue #69 incorrect limit should be 4
  • Fix top bottom logo padding issue #82
  • Fix social icon for instagram setting issue #84
  • Remove zoom plugin on product galleries using fancybox only now
v7.0.1 - 2020-02-06
The main focus for this version was to fix initial launch bugs
  • Add Touch option to Flexslider to fix wobbly touch issue
  • Fix last section bottom margin on home page
  • Fix RTE bottom padding or lack of
  • Fix padding to top of home page to allow better spacing
  • Fix Fancybox close button colors
  • Fix empty divs on no text for Gallery cards
  • Fix SEO content spacing on mobile
  • Fix Slideshow button color settings
  • Fix newsletter input text color
  • Fix custom product layouts to use settings applied with updated master section.Update:
  • Fix copyright date in css
v7 - 2020-01-27

The main focus for this version was to revamp and improve Vantage.
  • New scrollbar styles
  • New multi-currency update, this replace old currency picker with Shopifys new native currency options
  • New Cart Page ajaxified qty you can change qty or remove an item and it updates automatically no update button
  • New Cart page design with faqs or info an accordion, a customer service section at the bottom, and shipping estimator
  • New optional ajaxified modal cart when item added to cart modal popup opens with new design
  • New optional mini cart when item added to the cart a mini cart shows under cart in the header with new design.
  • New breadcrumb and pagination design.
  • New collection filters have a cleaner design but also allow more than one tag to be filtered at a time. These compact into a single dropdown on mobile, new design. If they have a sidebar and are using vendor, menu or filter they compress into one dropdown on mobile now without loosing those vendor or menu.
  • New product page full-width gallery option falls back to regular page when less than 3 images (this is optional though)
  • New sticky add to cart bar shows about halfway down the product page when scrolling it is connect to the form submit and shows the current selected variant info.
  • New option to choose between circle or rectangle color swatches.
  • New option to choose between swatches or dropdowns (used to be just swatches)
  • New blog page design.
  • New blog article page design.
  • New megamenu option you can choose a list of collections with images, link list columns, or a mix between the two with three linklists and three images. And it all fallsback to the original submenus if not used.
  • New homepage section called Gallery Cards, functions like the gallery sort of but is cards per heathers new design.
  • New homepage section called Featured Collections Slider features multiple collections in a cool grid layout
  • New background video section.
  • New sticky checkout bar (similar to the add to cart sticky bar but on cart page)
  • New List/Grid view switcher on collection pages
  • New Optional links in topbar
  • New Newsletter subscription to Blog & Article
  • New SEO section to Home page
  • New CSS Animations to sections for smoother load experience
  • Change version to 7
  • Cleaned up footer design.
  • Cleaned up button and input code
  • Update to product form no longer uses tooltip on hover of color swatches instead when you click a color it shows the name next to the label color so “Color | Red ” it does this for all options now
  • Update to product page accordions styles changed a little to match new accordions across site
  • Update to slideshow for a small image option or large image option
  • Update to search page, added option to show just products or show blog arictles and pages too. If it shows more than products, blog articles and pages are split out to keep page clean.
  • Remove Instagram feed


v6.7 - 2019-10-08

The main focus for this version was to apply bug fixes, implement Shopify Product Recommendations, and Shopify automatic discount pricing in the cart page and Ajax cart.


  • New discount pricing update required by Shopify
  • New product recommendations required by Shopify


  • Change version to 6.8
  • Change table on cart page so remove cart has its own td element
  • Change to add new "Remove" table header to cart page table
  • Fix mobile navigation reloading issue in theme editor issue
  • Fix sale/new/soldout icon position when more than one icon issue
  • Fix Advanced collection grid issue
  • Fix mobile cart item numbers issue
  • Fix Add ajaxify cart to the product.quick.liquid for issue
  • Fix conditional which checks for address on issue
  • Fix the remove product button on cart page issue 
  • Fix published date on article loop


  • Remove old code for related products
  • Remove font family from section issue
  • Remove wonky styles for .remove-product


v6.7 - 2018-12-20

The main focus for this version was to change the default of the Dynamic Checkout Buttons


  • Change version to 6.7
  • Change dynamic checkout button default to true
  • Fix Navigation Dropdown on iPad with Double Tap To Go
  • Fix accordion class for more than one issue
  • Fix account link for customers issue
  • Fix body template class issue
  • Fix compare at price after selecting variants issue
  • Fix filters on mobile issue
  • Fix max height on product images


  • Remove accepts marketing from contact form issue


v6.6 - 2018-08-14

The main purpose of this update was to fix any bugs in v6.5 and improve the mobile navigation


  • New added settings for accordion colors issue



  • Change theme version from 6.5 to 6.6
  • Change all presets for v6.6 update
  • Change mobile nav from Shifter to new custom mobile nav w/new settings
  • Change move styles from section into section wrapper
  • Change mobile nav blocks to default
  • Change text columns to link around whole column
  • Change option to show product description on featured product section
  • Fix missing </style> on gallery causing odd homepage section issues
  • Fix text columns to center when only 2 or 3 on pages
  • Fix 404 page width on mobile
  • Fix location of block attributes in footer
  • Fix logo width when left align
  • Fix blog post section text alignment
  • Fix collection list border color
  • Fix position of mobile style nav with left align logo
  • Fix Cart spacing, centering, and font sizes on mobile
  • Fix zoom on product quickview to use normal zoom issue
  • Fix map section height on mobile issue
  • Fix custom related products by editing collection list issue
  • Fix custom collection page full width and margin bottom issue
  • Fix footer link color issue
  • Fix instagram feed on pages issue
  • Fix text with carousel on mobile and placeholder issue
  • Fix product image gallery issue


  • Remove old product form
  • Remove unused templates


v6.5 - 2018-07-18

The main purpose of this update was to launch the new Custom Content templates for products, pages, and collections


  • New Advanced RTE styles added to stylesheet to be used in RTE editors
  • New customizable contact form for pages
  • New custom top-level collection template using sections
  • New page.custom templates for custom pages with sections
  • New product.custom templates for custom product pages with sections
  • New collection.custom templates for custom top-level collections with sections
  • New option on all homepage sections to show bottom margin or hide bottom margin
  • New option on Homepage Gallery for grid with or without gutters
  • New product details sync with variants for sku, inventory level, weight and change on variant change


  • Change version to 6.5
  • Change Homepage Gallery to allow up to 7 image blocks now
  • Change Homepage Gallery to include a Break block to clear float per row and make more advanced grid layouts
  • Change product image gallery to use thumbnail flexslider
  • Change product image gallery to have options for zoom over image or zoom to right of image
  • Change product image gallery to click to open fancybox
  • Change social share icons on product page to use font awesome icons instead to better match merchants branding colors
  • Fix add ID to homepage newsletter to prevent error in footer newsletter form
  • Fix Pinterest Share on Quickview
  • Fix collection page float break on ipad and mobile
  • Fix announcement message when aligned left and cart is in topbar


v6.4 - 2018-06-27


  • Add payment method icons to footer for Shopify update
  • Add slideshow fixed height on mobile option
  • Add theme version log to js
  • Add richtext subheading to footer newsletter for GDPR


  • Change version to 6.4
  • Change sticky header on mobile now too
  • Change sticky header to support tablet too
  • Change password page to use richtext for GDPR changes
  • Change margin around payment buttons
  • Fix shopping cart link on inline header schema format
  • Fix password page footer on mobile
  • Fix footer line height and spacing
  • Fix footer form give unique ID different from contact form fix issue


v6.3 - 2018-05-31


  • New font picker to theme settings and update pre baked schema options
  • New added sku option for product page sku changes on variant change


  • Change version to 6.3
  • Change newsletter subheading to richtext for GDPR requirements
  • Fix search icon on inline header due to underscore/hypen
  • Fix product zoom on IE
  • Fix crossed out variant change for unavailable variants


  • Remove absolute values to update for font picker options




  • Change version to 6.2 for bugfixes
  • Fix inline header jumping on scroll
  • Fix Dynamic Payment Button Init to show only when activated
  • Fix product page price when compare at price is greater


v6.1 - 2018-04-18


  • Change version to 6.1 for bugfixes
  • Change footer labels from "title" to "heading"
  • Change homepage section class index-section to cleanup homepage spacing
  • Fix product share pinterest button margin top
  • Fix text columns with images margin bottom
  • Fix product details list items
  • Fix featured blog section publish date setting
  • Fix article and blog published date setting


v6.0 - 2018-04-04


  • New all images on theme now Responsive Images
  • New javascript for product quick image gallery and product page image gallery
  • New javascript product module to improve product form and swatches
  • New map homepage section
  • New newsletter homepage section
  • New featured product homepage section
  • New image with text overlay section
  • New smart payments buttons with settings


  • Cleanup spacing and formatting of theme.js and stylesheet.css
  • Cleanup spacing,formatting, and IDs in settings schema
  • Change featured video section no longer using blocks in section
  • Change theme presets to work with new changes
  • Change version number
  • Change header message bar to announcement bar per section parity
  • Change name of featured-collections.liquid to collection-list.liquid per section parity
  • Change name of featured-products.liquid to featured-collection per section parity
  • Change name of featured-images.liquid to image-gallery.liquid per section parity
  • Change name of featured-content.liquid to rich-text.liquid per section parity
  • Change name of image-with-text.liquid to image-carousel-with-text.liquid per section parity
  • Change name of text-with-image.liquid to text-columns-with-images.liquid per section parity
  • Fix product quick fancybox to hide scroll on product quickview fancybox
  • Fix collection sidebar to make slighter wider so dropdowns don't get cut off
  • Fix settings sale which was in the settings, but not in the css
  • Fix password page styles and settings so background image, logo and slideout work.
  • Fix instagram feed section heading to link to instagram feed
  • Fix index section heading url's to properly link and colors to be changeable
  • Fix image carousel with text margin bottom
  • Fix slideshow section margin bottom


  • Remove quick-look template no longer in use


v5.3.2 - 2018-01-15


  • New block info for footer navs
  • New block info for sidebar blocks in collection page
  • New header block settings for nested navigation update
  • New header default bock setting for main menu
  • New navigation block settings for nested navigation update
  • New links in mobile drop down menu for top level links


  • Updated navigation for nested navigation update
  • Updated collection sidebar accordion for nested navigation update
  • Updated mobile navigation accordion for nested navigation update
  • Updated stylesheet for nested navigation update
  • Updated logo margin-bottom
  • Fixed navigation submenus on section load