Header Strip

Learn how to customize the various elements of the header strip bar.
Written by Jonathan Diaz
Updated 5 months ago

The header strip houses all your important information – announcements, account login, menu and the shopping cart. It’s the first thing customers see.


1 The first step is to open your sections area of your Shopify theme config and go to the Header-Strip section

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2 Click on Background

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3 Select Background color for header strip.

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4 Now show Header Strip bar

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5 Select any Font Color and put here. 

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6 Now select any Link Font Color for top menu.

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7 Select Link Hover Font Color

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8 Now Click Enable and Select a Navigation menu for showing on top bar. 

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9 Now click on select menu, you'll be able to select a navigation here that will display on your top bar on header.

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10 Select your navigation, 
In this example we picked Top Menu 5.1 for top bar then click on select button. 
Also on any Navigation put maximum 4 links.

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11 Now enable Show Top Nav in Mobile Menu

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12 Put Text here- 
(Geo Ip Flag/Country) Spend $x to Unlock Free Shipping to

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13 If enable Show Free Shipping Achieved Text When Threshold Is Met then shows Free shipping message. 

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14 Now enable Display User Country and shows your current contry flag based on your IP Address. 

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15 If enable Use Custom Icon for cart then upload here in PNG Format

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16 Bottom Border Color – Changes the border underneath the strip.

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17 Click highlight go into mobile design

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18 Click Enable Top Bar for Mobile header top bar

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19 Add Custom text on Top Bar Text which you want to show on mobile header. 

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20 Pick up any suitable Top Bar FontColor as your choice and combination on a theme. 

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21 Pick up any suitable Top Bar Background Color as your choice and combination on a theme. 

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22 Pick up any suitable Top Bar Bottom Border Color as your choice and combination on a theme. 

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23 Show selected background color and stripr bar on mobile top bar

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24 If enable Display User Country in mobile

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25 Shows Country Flag and Full Name in mobile header strip. 

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26 Now enable Use Facebook Page Plugin. 
Put your facdbook page name and page URL. 

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27 Shows Facebook page on header strip bar. 
That's it! you are done. 

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Here's an interactive tutorial for the visual learners


Background: Changes the color of the strip background.

Font Color: Changes the color of the strip’s font.

Link Font Color: Changes the color of links.

Link Hover Font Color: Changes the color of links when hovering your mouse.

Bottom Border Color: Changes the border underneath the strip.

Other Details Text Color: Changes other text details.

Font Size: Changes the header font size.

Top Bar Settings

Enable: Allows you to enable or disable the top bar.

Navigation Menu: Use the strip as a secondary menu or if you’d like your menu higher up on your site.

Show Top Nav in Mobile Menu: Shows or hides the top nav on the mobile menu.

Text: Allows you to add any text you wish to the strip. Best used for marketing messages.

Show Free Shipping Achieved: If you have a free shipping threshold set up, you can activate an achievement message to display when they’ve met the spend amount.

Link to URL: Allows you to link to the desired URL within the strip.

Display User Country: Uses GEO IP to display the users country flag next to your marketing message.

Use Custom Icon for Cart: Allows you to use custom icons for the cart image. (be sure to use a transparent PNG 20x20px for this section. 

Enable Border Bottom: Enable or disable the border right underneath the header strip.

Facebook Page Plugin: Connect with your audience and grow your business socially. Just enter your URL.

Time to click “Save” and continue on.

TAGS: top bar, top bar menu, top-bar, header-strip, header strip

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