Story Releases

Story theme changelog and release notes

Version 4.2

Version 4.2.0 adds support for collection swatches built using Shopify's Search and Discovery app.


  • Support swatch colors and swatch images powered by Search & Discovery

Fixes and other improvements

  • Fix predictive search scroll lock issues on mobile safari

  • Fix accordion double-click

Version 4.1

Version 4.1.0 adds new product page blocks and a sticky header option.


  • Product page - New product image layouts

  • Product page - Added a block called “Icon row”

  • Product page - Added a block called “Tag”

  • Header - New “sticky” option


  • Accordion group design update; added image options

  • Greater control over product page content, introduced blocks and individual padding options

Fixes and other improvements

  • Fixed a currency issue that was causing problems with Shopify Markets for some merchants

Version 4.0.1

Minor update to Story to support Shopify's updates to the Gift card feature and also to include Shopify's new Shop Pay link to the footer.


  • Gift card - Send directly to the recipient and include a message

  • Added the Shop Pay app link into the Footer

Version 4.0

Version 4.0.0 adds support for predictive search suggestions and section groups. You can now add your own sections to the footer.


  • Predictive search suggestions

  • Updated the design of the search page

  • Section group support

Fixes and other improvements:

  • Switch to Shopify built-in error handling for "stockout" cart increase case

Version 3.3

Version 3.3.0 adds support for image focal points and complimentary products from the Search & Discovery app.


  • Adjust image cropping in the theme editor on desktop and mobile by using the new focal point feature

  • Add a "complimentary product" block to your product form

January 24, 2023

Version 3.2

Version 3.2 fine-tunes the functionality from the previous release — adding support for color-based product siblings and expanding Story's support for clothing merchants.


  • Adds support for color-matched product siblings on the product page

  • Adds support for grouped variant images

  • New collection section for side-by-side image and product layout

  • Adds a font size slider to the product page and large image sections


  • Increased font size range on banner images

Fixes and other improvements:

  • Fixes line width in transparent header with full width sections

June 8, 2022

Version 3.1


  • New width and padding settings have been added to each section.

  • Global settings have been added for page width and grid spacing.

  • New Custom Content section including images, products, newsletters, videos, and more.

  • New collection mosaic section.

  • New video player section with fast-loading video options.

  • New collection marbles section for large stores.

  • Block options added to banner and videos sections for multiple buttons on banner sections.

  • Support for boolean metafield filters.

  • New products-per-page setting to the collection section.

  • The ability to highlight sale links in the header.

  • A global setting for money_with_currency.

  • An option for custom social icons.


  • Changed upsell popup to support subscription selectors.

  • Improved the layout options for images in meganav.

Fixes and improvements

  • Fixed animation flicker in the mobile menu on older devices.

  • Fixed slideshow layout shift on mobile load.

  • Fixed press section block select issue in theme editor.

May 16, 2022

Version 3.0


  • We have added all the latest and greatest features related to popups. Story now has newsletter popups, standard announcements, and cookie warnings which are integrated with Shopify's compliance APIs. Our marketing popups can be triggered by timers, scroll position, or fired immediately.

  • We added an announcement bar in the header, an overdue feature that required some planning around a new design that also allows for currency/language switchers in the header toolbar.

  • Press section

  • Icons section


  • We changed the filters toolbar on mobile to have sticky buttons for "sort" and "filter".

  • We changed the variant upsell feature interaction for products with multiple variants. In V2 this feature would add the default variant to the cart. Now, if the upsell product has variants, a popup will open to allow customers to choose a variant.

Fixes and improvements

  • Changes text settings to richtext where possible to allow for bold and italic text

  • Fixed spacing on mobile slideshows

March 16, 2022

Version 2.0

  • New Supports Shopify Online Store 2.0 (OS2) platform 🎉

  • New Support for Shopify's Collection Filtering - Add collection filters in your Navigation admin

  • New Includes support for sections everywhere - Place sections on all page types including Products, Collections, Blogs, Pages, Cart and more.

  • New Improvements, layout options and features for Product templates and collections.

November, 18, 2021

Version 1.3.1

  • Adds support for Shop Pay Installments.

  • Option added to align slideshow dots in different positions.

  • TikTok and LinkedIn social icon options added.

  • Option added to hide author from article sidebar links.

  • Fixes issue where new Theme Editor shows a broken HTML error in related product section.

  • Fixes image height issue on cart that can cause images to overlap when using tall images.

  • Fixes issue where circle image for team profile was a square in Safari browsers.

  • Fixes article tag setting for blog posts.

April, 27, 2021

Version 1.3

April 6, 2020

Version 1.2

  • Support for Shopify's new product media formats.

  • Instagram feed decommission. Learn more

March 3, 2020

Version 1.1.2

  • SCSS updates to font and color variable names

October 10, 2019

Version 1.1

June 6, 2019

Version 1.0

  • Initial release 🎉

November 27, 2018

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